Reynolds receives national award for impact on field of occupational health, hygiene

Stephen Reynolds, a professor in CSU’s Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences and director of the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, has received a Meritorious Achievement Award from the ACGIH®. ACGIH®, formerly known as the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, is a member-based organization that advances the science of occupational and environmental health and safety.

reynoldsThe Meritorious Achievement Award is given to a member of ACGIH who has made a lasting impact in the field of occupational health and hygiene. Reynolds will be the 59th member to receive the award.

Reynolds is associate head of his department and faculty member in the Colorado School of Public Health. Reynolds is also a deputy director for the Mountain and Plains Education Research Center, where he leads its industrial hygiene training program.

His recent research focuses on agricultural environments, specifically the dairy industry. Reynolds and members of the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety have worked together to identify factors contributing to illness and injury and how to reduce risks and increase sustainability.

Reynolds has been a member of ACGIH for 21 years, has served on the Board of Directors and was its chair in 2010. He was also chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s International Affairs Committee and was named a Fellow of the AIHA.

The ACGIH gives its Meritorious Achievement Award to members who have made “an outstanding, long-term contribution to the progress of occupational and environmental hygiene.” First presented in 1957, it is the organization’s oldest award. It has been given to individuals for singular achievement and to groups for collective accomplishment. The award will be presented to Reynolds during the May 21-26 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences is in CSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.