March 2022 – President’s Message

Greetings from NJAIHA! We hope that you are all staying safe, warm and that you are having a great

Due to ongoing COVID concerns, a virtual Zoom meeting was held on Thursday, February 24th where Bryan Seal, PhD, CIH, CSP, CHMM, REHS, delivered a presentation on the Importance of a Basic Industrial Hygiene Field Sampling Kit. The presentation was very informative and well received by our membership. The information provided will certainly be helpful to those starting out in the profession and will serve as a good refresher for those who are out in the field.

Our March 17, 2022 meeting will be held jointly with the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and the Mid-Atlantic Biological Safety Association (MABSA). The meeting will include a presentation on “Forever Chemicals” Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances by Eugene Wingert, CHMM and Jessica Vallee-Vasquez. A second presentation will follow that will provide an update on the healthcare COVID standard and case studies by Justin Baker, Chief of the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The following is a link to NJASSP’s website where you can register for the event (free of charge):

As we look ahead to upcoming meetings (and begin the planning process for the December 2022 NEIHce), the NJAIHA Executive Committee continues to discuss in-person, virtual and hybrid meeting options. We are always looking to showcase new and interesting topics, so if you would like to present or have any suggestions, please email me at

We would also like to remind you that you should have recently received your NJAIHA election ballot. Please take a few minutes to review the ballot and biographies for the open board positions. Completed ballots are due by March 20, 2022.

We also would like to remind you again that our chapter maintains a 2022 eLearning subscription that members of NJAIHA have access to for information and/or additional contact hours for CIH Certificate Maintenance. You should be receiving emails form AIHA national ( when new content is added. Please let us know if you are having any issues.

As we emerge from the COVID pandemic, we ask that our membership continue to stay active in the organization. We have a lot of exciting events coming up this year and encourage your participation in them to make it a success. Best wishes and stay safe everyone.

Brian Feury, CIH
President NJAIHA