Education

M.P.H., Industrial Hygiene, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007; Minor in Hazardous Materials
B.S., Environmental Science, University of California Berkeley, 2003; Minor in Forestry

Certifications and Registrations

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Comprehensive Practice. ABIH. Certificate # CP 9489
  • 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Professional Experience

Megan Canright has over 15 years of experience in the fields of Industrial Hygiene and Environmental, Health & Safety. Her primary areas of expertise include occupational and environmental exposure assessment, indoor environmental quality, and the evaluation and control of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens in support of infection control. Megan is also involved in litigation support and oversight for numerous complex litigation claims for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

As a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Megan is also very active in the local and national chapters of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, serving as the 2015-2016 Chair of the AIHA Risk Committee and the current Board Member of the California Industrial Hygiene Council. She is a graduate of the 2011 AIHA Future Leaders Institute and is the Chair of the AIHA Future Leaders Institute Advisory Board.

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association, National member
  • San Diego American Industrial Hygiene Association, Local chapter member, 2013 President
  • California Industrial Hygiene Council, Board Member
  • California Industrial Hygiene Council, 2015-2018 Board Secretary
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association Future Leaders Institute Advisory Board Chair
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association Indoor Environmental Quality Committee, Member
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association Risk Committee, Member
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association Risk Committee, 2013-2016 Secretary, Vice Chair, Chair
  • American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist, Member
  • Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Member
  • California Society of Healthcare Engineers, San Diego Chapter Member and National Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Canright, M.; Rebullida, M.; Kahn, D.; Martinelli, J. “Legionella Regulations in New York: How Much Progress Have We Made?” Synergist. June/July 2019.
  • Canright, M.; Rosales, M. “Know the Facts: Mold and Moisture in Indoor Spaces”. California Rental Housing Association Rental Owner Magazine. February/March 2019.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association Future Leaders Institute 2018, Washington D.C.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Fall Conference & Expo 2018, Philadelphia, Waterborne Pathogens Mysteries Solved.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Fall Conference & Expo 2018, Philadelphia, Complex Interactions of Water System Contaminants.
  • British Occupational Hygiene Society Conference 2018, Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom, Leadership Skills Development Workshop.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Fall Conference & Expo 2017, Seattle, Complex Interactions of Water System Contaminants.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Fall Conference & Expo 2017, Seattle, Vapor Intrusion at an Elementary School.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Fall Conference & Expo 2017, Seattle, PDC 203: Introduction to the Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo 2017, Seattle, PDC 302: Implementing a Water Management Plan to Control Legionella in Building Water Systems.
  • Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Industrial Hygiene Forum 2016, Oakland: Recognition, Evaluation, & Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo 2016, Baltimore, PDC108: Introduction to the Evaluation, Recognition and Control of Legionella and Other Waterborne Pathogens.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo 2016, Baltimore, PDC 422: Introduction to Human Health Risk Assessment.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo 2016, Baltimore: Ignite – Deep Thoughts from an IH Black Sheep.
  • British Occupational Hygiene Society Conference 2016, Glasgow: Practical Application of Human Human Health Risk Assessment for the IH/OH; Vapor Intrusion at an Elementary School.
  • Kerbel, W.; Springston, J.; Krause D.; Shelton, B.; Hung, L.; Kahane, D.; Kollmeyer, B.; Stewart, E.; Froehlich, R.; Hicks, J.; Jaeger, D.; Kirkland, K.; and Canright Rabinowitz, M.
    “Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems.” 2015.
  • California Society of Healthcare Engineers, San Diego Symposium, 2015. Infectious Disease and Species-Level Mold Sampling in Healthcare Settings.
  • International Occupational Hygiene Association Conference, London 2015, PDC: Introduction to Waterborne Pathogens.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo 2015, Salt Lake City, Case Study on the Investigation of Environmental Sources of Legionella Bacteria at a Recreational Spa Facility.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association Future Leaders Institute 2014, Baltimore.
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control Conference & Expo, 2014, Anaheim, Inspecting and Testing the Indoor Environment during Outbreak Investigations.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo 2014, San Antonio, Real World Solutions for Control of Formaldehyde Exposure During Cat Dissections.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo 2012, Indianapolis, Thinking Outside the Nosecone: A Novel Solution to Control Waste Anesthetic Gas in a Vivarium.
  • Canright, M.; Kollmeyer, B. “Tips for Telling the VOC Story: Making Sense of VOCs in IEQ Investigations.” AIHA Synergist. November 2012.
  • Canright, M. “An Exposure Assessment for Employees Working With Salicylic Acid at a Skincare and Cosmetics Manufacturing Facility.” Graduate Program Dissertation. University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health. 2007.

Short Courses/Symposiums

  • Exposure Assessment Strategy & Statistics for Managing Occupational Exposures, AIHA, May 2019
  • Risk Assessment for the Industrial Hygienist, AIHA, June 2014
  • Vapor Intrusion Investigation and Mitigation: Advances in Assessment and Strategy, AIHA 2012
  • Fed/Cal Environmental Regulatory Review, Environmental Management & Training 2010
  • Methods and Applications for Exposure Assessment Chemical Detection in Real Time, AIHA 2010
  • Bayesian Statistics: Applications in IH Risk Assessment, AIHA 2010
  • Radiation Safety Officer Training for Lab Professionals, Harvard School of Public Health 2009
  • Potent Compound Risk Assessment and Control, SafeBridge Consultants 2009

Awards & Accolades

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association – Howard Kusnetz Award 2019
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association – Outstanding Project Team Award 2015-2016, Legionella Document Guidance
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association – Leadership Award 2016
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association – Future Leaders Institute, Class of 2011