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The AIOH Council Awards are prestigious awards that have a strict criteria and celebrates the enormous contribution of our members to the occupational hygiene profession and the AIOH.

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Pam de Silva Medal

The Pam de Silva Medal recognises AIOH Members that have demonstrated their commitment to the principles of leadership and scientific integrity in the field of occupational hygiene.  This award was established to commemorate the leadership and scientific integrity in the field of occupational hygiene by Pamela Elizabeth de Silva (March 11, 1930 - May 1, 1997).

Pam de Silva was a person of great principles and strength and her willingness to challenge orthodox scientific views was renowned.  She has had an enormous influence on occupational hygiene in Australia.  A founding member of the AIOH in 1980 and held the position of President in 1982, 1986 and 1987.  In 1989 Pam become a Fellow of the AIOH (FAIOH).  Pam was a significant figure in international scientific circles and was elected the first Australian President of the International Hygiene Association (IOHA) in 1989.

The Pam de Silva Medal is an extremely prestigious award presented by the AIOH.  The AIOH encourages members to consider a worthy past or present member of the AIOH for this award.  Previous award winners have demonstrated commitment to the principles of leadership and scientific integrity in the field of occupational hygiene.
 

Congratulations to our previous recipients

2019 - Barry Chesson  |  2018 - Laurie Glossop |  2015 - Charles Steer  |  2012 - Sharann Johnson  |  2011 - Brian Davies   |  2009 - Ross Di Corleto |  2006 - David Grantham  |  2005 - Tony Findlay & Alan Rogers  |  2004 - Gerry Coles  |  1998 - Gersh Major

Outstanding Service Award

The AIOH Outstanding Service Award was established in 2014 to celebrate and recognise the considerable contribution made by a person to the long-term development of the Institute, and to the overall development and advancement of its members.

This Award is managed by the current Council on behalf of the AIOH and its members.

The level of ‘outstanding service’, must be demonstrated as having been undertaken over at least a decade or more, and at a level above and beyond the duties recognised as being associated with routine Council and or Committee activities. In addition, such actions must have induced considerable influence on the development of the profession and its members.

Overall, the nominee should be seen as being held in high regarded by the profession. He or she should have:

  • contributed to AIOH Council and Committee activities over a considerable time; and
  • influenced the membership by direct or indirect mentoring; and
  • been involved in the development of services to members; and
  • have provided inspiration to the emerging generation of Occupational Hygienists.

Congratulations to our previous recipients

2019 - Ross Di Corleto  |  2018 - Alan Rogers  |  2016 - Gerard Tiernan  |  2015 - Laura Loschiavo  |  2014 - Brian Davies & Sue Davies

Celebration of Achievement Award

The AIOH Celebration of Achievement Award was established to recognise the considerable contribution made by a member to the long term development of the Institute and the practice of occupational hygiene.

This Award is managed by the current Council on behalf of the AIOH and its members.

Overall the nominee should be seen as being held in high regard by the profession, and have made significant contribution to AIOH activities. For example:

  • promoted the practice of occupational hygiene at a high level in their employment activities and to the community at large;
  • influenced the membership by direct or indirect guidance and or mentoring;
  • provided inspiration to the emerging generation of occupational hygienists; and
  • been involved in the development of services to members.

Congratulations to our previous recipients

2019 - Sue Reed  |  2016 - John Henderson  |  2015 - Garry Gately, Barry Chesson & David Grantham

Fellow Member of the AIOH

Membership at this level enables occupational hygienists to use the post-nominals FAIOH. Fellow Members must have been a Full Member of the Institute for at least five years and have worked for more than fifteen years in a professional capacity in the field of occupational hygiene or one of its specialist branches. Fellow members must also have made a distinguished contribution to the advancement of the profession of occupational hygiene.

Fellow Members are nominated by a Full or Fellow member of the Institute and are to be seconded by a Full or Fellow member of the Institute.

Honorary Fellow Member of the AIOH

A person may become an Honorary Fellow by invitation from the Council in recognition of a distinguished contribution to the advancement of the profession of occupational hygiene.

Congratulations to our Honorary Fellows

2019 - Debbie Dietrich  |  2016 - DuYong Park  |  2015 - Wolfgang May  |  2015 - Trevor Ogden  |  2013 - John Henshaw  |  1980 - Howard Kusnetz