James W. Hammond Award

Deadline April 29, 2022


  • To encourage excellence among area industrial hygiene students and recent graduates.
  • To recognize for outstanding accomplishments, any student(s) and/or recent graduate(s) enrolled in a program of industrial hygiene or health related fields within the geographic boundaries of the local section.

This award was established in 1980 by the local section in honor of James W. Hammond, who, having given many years of outstanding service to both the local section and to the field of industrial hygiene, is exemplary of the outstanding character for which this award is given.

James Hammond was one of the original founders of the local section, served as its President in 1952, and has continued to support it as Director, counselor, and member for many years. In 1987, he was awarded honorary membership in both the National AIHA and the local section. He served as past professor and Program Head for Industrial Hygiene at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston from 1978 until his retirement in 1987. Previous to this experience, he was Director of Industrial Hygiene at Exxon Company USA, where he contributed over 31 years of service to the company and its employees.

Among his many honors and accomplishments are Certification in Comprehensive Practice by the ABIH, Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, selected to receive the Henry F. Smyth Award in 1982 from the AIHA, and a member of Who's Who in Engineering. He has over 25 publications to his credit.


Send student and recent-graduate nominations to the AIHA Gulf Coast Awards and Nomination Director Robin Miszkiewicz at [email protected] by April 29, 2022.


The AIHA Gulf Coast Nominations & Awards Committee will oversee the selection of this award and announce the recipient of the award at the May 2022 meeting.