The Southern California American Industrial Hygiene Association (SCAIHA) honors several individuals annually for Academics, Leadership, and Technical Achievements in the field of Industrial Hygiene. The Scholarship Awards (Graduate and Undergraduate) are given out during the May meeting and presentation; and the Lawrence R. Birkner Leadership Award and Ruth McIntyre-Birkner Technical Achievement Award are presented during the March meeting and presentation. Forward nominations to the Officers / Board.

Lawrence R. Birkner Leadership Award
 

The Lawrence R. Birkner Leadership Award is intended to recognize a member of the SCAIHA for displaying outstanding leadership in the field of industrial Hygiene.


1996 – Richard M. Warner
1997 – Marjorie A. Drucker
1998 – Dennis Kelly
1999 – Howard Spielman
2000 – Jackie Luca
2001 – John Howard, Anthony J. Luca
2002 – Peter Bellin
2003 – Joe Kukla, James Unmack
2005 – Mark Katchen
2008 - Jaime Steedman-Lyde
2012 - Michael Sullivan

Ruth McIntyre-Birkner Technical Achievement Award

The Ruth McIntyre-Birkner Technical Achievement Award is intended to recognize a member of the SCAIHA for technical contributions to the field of industrial hygiene.


1996 – William C. Hinds
1997 – Jeanne M. Spivey
1999 – John R. Froines
2002 – Shane Que Hee 
2009 – Arlene Feingold

Scholarship Award Winners

The Southern California Section recognizes academic excellence by offering scholarship awards annually. Typically, one award is presented to an outstanding undergraduate student entering the industrial hygiene field and the other award is for an outstanding graduate student studying industrial hygiene.

Michael Sullivan (Left) presented L.R. Birkner Award from Ed Becker 2012.