Leo T. Old, MS, PE, CIH, CSP, CHFM, CHC, FASHE

Leo T. Old, MS, PE, CIH, CSP, CHFM, CHC, FASHE

"I am really glad that I have my CIH because it has enabled me the opportunity to perform fascinating and personally-rewarding work. I feel that my work has meaning.

My CIH certification made me eligible to apply for the Industrial Hygiene Offficer position at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. My 6 years at St. Jude were some of the most rewarding in my career. Very few organizations have a mission as great as theirs: ""... to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay."" While at St. Jude, I was given opportunity to participate in fascinating projects including helping design and maintain special containment systems used for avian influenza research.

Subsequently, my CIH certification enabled me the opportuntity to work at a thriving, dynamic consulting firm, EnSafe Inc., which works in the fields of engineering, health/safety and environmental compliance. While at EnSafe, the work has been the most challenging of my career. Projects are diverse. Clients appreciate the value that I bring to their companies.

Without my CIH certification, I am not convinced that I would be as satisfied with my career as I am now."