Pesce Lab Sales, Inc. is pleased to announce that Norman W. Henry III, MS, CIH recently received the Ed Baier Technical Achievement Award from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The award was presented to Norman at the AIHA conference in Montreal Canada on May 20, 2013. This award is given to a Certified Industrial Hygienist for their technical contributions to the industrial hygiene profession for the past 30 years. Norm has been associated with Pesce Lab Sales, Inc. for over 40 years. He worked with Paul Pesce, founder of Pesce Lab Sales, and ASTM Committee F-23 On Protective Clothing on the design of the current permeation test cell and contributed to the voluntary development of the ASTM permeation test method F-739 for measuring the permeation resistance of chemicals. He then worked with Rich Pesce, current owner of Pesce Lab Sales, to develop the stainless steel cells.

Norm is a retired DuPont chemist and also an industrial hygiene consultant for his own business Safety and Health by Protection (SHBP). His technical contributions have been in the field of protective clothing testing and evaluation. He continues to provide technical support to Pesce Lab Sales, Inc. on permeation test methods, analytical methods for testing clothing materials, and answers to questions on permeation testing. He is active in the AIHA Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee, ASTM Committee F-23, and is on the American Chemistry Society’s editorial review board of Chemical Health Safety (CHAS) publication. He has over 40 technical publications and has written Norm’s Lab Corner, a quarterly publication found on the Pesce Lab Sales website. Norm is available to help answer protective clothing test method questions and provide assistance to setting up testing equipment. Contact Pesce Lab Sales with your questions or inquiries for Norm and they will be forwarded to him.

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AIHA Honors President’s Award Recipient at AIHce 2016

The American Industrial Hygiene Association recognized Norman W. Henry, III, CIH, with the President’s Award during the President’s Reception on May 25 at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) in Inner Harbor Baltimore, Md.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (June 9, 2016) – Norman W. Henry, III, CIH, was honored at this year’s American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) with the 2016 AIHA President’s Award. This prestigious award, which is determined solely by the president of AIHA, is presented to awardees in recognition of their dedication to the industrial hygiene profession, at the President’s Reception held at the annual AIHce. The President of the AIHA Board of Directors until May 26, 2016, Daniel Anna, PhD, CIH, CSP, named Henry for the 2016 award.

“My industrial hygiene career has been most rewarding…responding to challenges and seizing opportunities to protect people in the workplace,” said Henry. “I am humbled by this honor.”

Anna remarked that Henry has had a strong impact on his career by providing guidance and support.

“When I was a young graduate student, Norm welcomed me to the Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee,” said Anna. “That committee experience was the beginning of my volunteer career with AIHA. Without the positive encouragement and welcoming from Norm, I may not have gotten involved with AIHA. From the beginning he always treated me like a peer, and over the years we worked together on several projects, including the Chemical Protective Clothing book and The Occupational Environment. My career would not be where it is today without Norm’s influence.”

Henry has been an AIHA member since 1981. He has also been a member of various AIHA committees and previously served as chair of the Ionizing Radiation Committee and the Joint Industrial Hygiene Ethics Education Committee.

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