American Industrial Hygiene Association

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Full name American Industrial Hygiene Association
Founded 1939
Members 10,077 (2011)[1]
Country United States
Affiliation Non-profit organization
Key people Elizabeth Pullen, CIH, president
Office location Fairfax, Virginia

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is a membership organization of occupational and environmental health professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.

AIHA was founded in 1939 and is a nonprofit organization with more than 75 local sections. AIHA's 10,077 members are highly educated professionals; 96 percent are college graduates, 51 percent hold master's degrees, and 12 percent possess doctoral degrees. A majority of the AIHA membership is certified industrial hygienists. Industrial hygienists are scientists and engineers committed to protecting the health and safety of people in the workplace and the community.

A professional industrial hygienist is a person possessing either a baccalaureate degree in engineering, chemistry, or physics or a baccalaureate degree in a closely related biological or physical science from an accredited college or university, who also has a minimum of three years of industrial hygiene experience. A completed doctoral in a related physical, biological or medical science or in related engineering can be substituted for two years of the three-year requirement. A completed master's degree in a related physical or biological science or in related engineering can be substituted for one year of the three-year requirement. Under no circumstances can more than two years of graduate training be applied toward the three-year period.


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