Melissa M. Rupert, MS, CIH

Director of Industrial Hygiene Services

Melissa Rupert is responsible for oversight of the SevenGen Industrial Hygiene Program, including program growth and development, as well as mentoring and nurturing the talent of the team’s industrial hygiene professionals.  Ms. Rupert started her consulting career in 2002 at predecessor companies ISG, Inc. and Concentra EHS, where she worked as an industrial hygienist performing a multitude of industrial hygiene field surveys at a wide variety of manufacturing and commercial sites before eventually becoming the Director of Industrial Hygiene.  Her technical expertise on various projects combined with her desire to create solutions while protecting both the safety and health of employees and the employer’s bottom line have successfully led to the improvement of workplace environments and the reduction of employee exposures to many chemical and physical agents. Ms. Rupert has had the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research projects, and is published in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology for her research on the effects of biological contaminants on the immune systems of children.

Currently, Ms. Rupert is heavily engaged in the American Industrial Hygiene Associate.  Her passion for mentoring and developing young professionals led to her being the founder of the AIHA National Mentoring Program, a program that pairs young professionals with mentors in the Industrial Hygiene community.  The program has grown by nearly 400% since it was founded in 2008 and continues to spark new energy into the profession.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Bellarmine University
  • Master of Science, Environmental and Industrial Hygiene, University of Cincinnati
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)

Appointments and Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), 2003-present
  • Board of Directors, University of Cincinnati ABET Accreditation
  • AIHA Students and Early Career Professionals Committee, 2007 – present
  • Founder and Program Director AIHA National Mentoring Program
  • AIHA Future Leaders Institute, 2008
  • AIHA Continuing Education Committee, 2009 – present
  • Member of American Industrial Hygiene Association, Ohio Valley Section

Publications

Osborne, Melissa M. et al. 2006. Specific Fungal Exposures, Allergic Sensitization, and Rhinitis in Infants. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology; 17: 450-457.
 
Osborne, Melissa M. The Effects of Dilution Ventilation on Formaldehyde and Phenol Concentrations in a Gross Anatomy Laboratory. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition. Anaheim, CA  2005.
 
Osborne, Melissa M.  Long-term Sampling of Airborne Fungal Spores in the Indoor Environment.  American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition.  Anaheim, CA 2005.
 
Osborne, Melissa M. “Hearing Protection: Keys to Selecting the Right HPDs for your Workforce”. Industrial Safety and Hygiene News. April 2008, pp. 44-45.
 
Rupert, Melissa M. “New Life for IH: AIHA Mentoring Program Nurtures Industrial Hygienists at All Career Stages”. The Synergist. American Industrial Hygiene Association; November 2012, pp. 20 – 21.