Columbus, OH – A Bowling Green resident who works as an industrial hygienist for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) recently captured a national award for his work identifying and remediating occupational health hazards.
Phillip Rauscher, a five-year veteran of BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene, earned the John J. Bloomfield Award from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists at the group’s national conference in Minneapolis.
In a news release, the ACGIH stated, “As a young industrial hygienist, Mr. Rauscher has made outstanding contributions to the industrial hygiene profession through fieldwork and commitment to the profession. His significant impact in the field as a practitioner and a leader are exemplary.”
Rauscher is the fourth BWC employee to capture the award in its 40-year history and the first in 21 years. He was nominated by BWC colleague and 1993 Bloomfield winner Jeff Hutchins of Toledo.
“All of us at BWC are really proud of Phil and the work he does to prevent on-the-job injuries and illnesses for workers across northwest Ohio,” said Hutchins. “It is obvious that this is more than just a job to him; he has a real passion for occupational safety and health that comes through in his interaction with peers and customers alike.”
Source: Ohio BWC