David E. Chawes, Associate Attorney of Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett PLLC, has been named “Distinguished Industrial Hygienist” of 2014 by the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Mr. Chawes actively practiced as an industrial hygienist from 1981 to 2005, at which time he became an attorney working for Preg O’Donnell.. As an attorney, he has consistently supported the practice of industrial hygiene by giving numerous presentations to industrial hygienists. The Distinguished Industrial Hygienist award was presented to Mr. Chawes at the 2014 Northwest Occupational Health Conference in Richland, Washington on October 15, 2014, in conjunction with his conference presentation on “Legal and Ethical Issues of New Technology”.