American Industrial Hygiene Association

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American Industrial Hygiene Association
American Industrial Hygiene Association (logo).png
Full name American Industrial Hygiene Association
Founded 1939
Members 10,000[1]
Affiliation Non-profit organization
Key people

Christine A.D. Lorenzo, CIH, president
Barbara J. Dawson, CIH, CSP, past president

Daniel H. Anna, PhD, CIH, CSP, president-elect
Office location 3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 777, Falls Church, Virginia 22042
Country United States
Website www.aiha.org

Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization devoted to achieving and maintaining the highest professional standards for its members. More than half of 10,000 members are certified industrial hygienists (CIHs), and many hold other professional designations. AIHA administers comprehensive education programs that keep occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals current in the field of industrial hygiene.

AIHA is one of the largest international associations serving OEHS professionals practicing industrial hygiene and is a resource for those in large corporations, small businesses and who work independently as consultants.

Mission[edit]

Creating knowledge to protect and Secure worker's health

Vision[edit]

Elimination of workplace illnesses

The IH Profession[edit]

Industrial hygienists anticipate health and safety concerns and design solutions to prevent them. They are the guardians of workplace safety, applying science to identify and solve health and safety problems. Industrial hygienists also unite management, workers and all segments of a company behind the common goal of health and safety.

Publications[edit]

The Synergist, a monthly magazine with in-depth news and information about the OEHS fields and the industrial hygiene profession,focuses on:

  • Industry trends and news
  • Government and regulatory activities
  • Key issues facing the profession
  • Technical information
  • News on association events and activities
  • Government and regulatory activities
  • Key issues facing the profession
  • Technical information
  • News on association events and activities

The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene is published to enhance the knowledge and practice of OEHS. JOEH publishes ideas, methods, processes and research in the areas of:

  • Occupational hygiene
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Environmental hygiene
  • Exposure assessment
  • Engineering controls
  • Occupational and environmental epidemiology
  • Medicine and toxicology
  • Ergonomics

Since 1979, AIHA has produced and distributed the Consultant’s Listing, a searchable print and online directory of its consultant members. This listing is the leading directory of industrial hygiene and other OEHS consultant and is freely available to the public.

Volunteer Groups[edit]

AIHA has more than 40 scientific and technical committees, task forces and working groups that deal with the OEHS challenges faced daily by industrial hygiene experts and workers worldwide. Included among the ever-increasing areas of concern are aerosol technology, confined spaces, ergonomics, noise hazards, and more.

American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce)[edit]

The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) is the most important event of the year for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. The AIHce education program provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise through a varied array of quality peer-reviewed presentations. A diverse menu of formats, including general sessions, lectures, lunch discussions, roundtables, and podium and poster sessions, provides attendees with multiple ways to learn. AIHce also has pre-conference courses including professional development courses, symposia and various special courses and exams.

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