DiNardi wins two AIHA awards

Salvatore R. DiNardi, professor emeritus of Environmental Health Sciences, recently received two honors from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

In the spring, he was among the recipients of the AIHA 2004 Fellow Award, which is limited to no more than 5 percent of the organization’s 12,000 members. Candidates must be AIHA members in good standing with at least 15 years of continuous membership and must be currently employed in industrial hygiene or a related field.

DiNardi was the chairman of the Environmental Health Sciences Department from 1992 until his retirement in 2003. He was also director of the Public Health Practice Online MPH Program. He currently serves as an industrial hygiene consultant with the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, Conn., and is scientific director for OccuHealth Incorporated of Mansfield, Mass.

A member of AIHA since 1979, DiNardi currently serves as a member of the Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee. He previously served as chair of the Nominations and Elections Task Force, member of the Self-Evaluation Steering Committee and Technical Committee on Indoor Air Quality, and chair of the Subcommittee on Chemicals in the Indoor Environment.

DiNardi also is the editor of the AIHA’s White Book, “The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management,” which recently received the APEX 2004 Award of Excellence from the association. The book was honored in the education and training writing category of the international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures and websites.