American Industrial Hygiene Association

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The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization, whose mission is "Creating knowledge to protect worker health."[1][2] The American Industrial Hygiene Association works to provide information and resources to Industrial Hygienists and Occupational Health professionals.[citation needed]


The AIHA was founded in 1939[1] by a cross-disciplinary group of professionals and government agencies concerned with worker health.[3] Since 1940, the AIHA Has published an academic journal on matters related to public health.[4]

The AIHA is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia,[1] and has chapters throughout the United States.[3] AIHA celebrated their 70 year anniversary in 2009, and cited a timeline of historical milestones, including publication of the Synergist, which started as a quarterly newsletter in 1989.[5]


The AIHA often collaborates with NIOSH on matters of public education,[6][7][8] and is frequently cited in the news media as an authority on public health issues.[9][10][11]

The AIHA also gives an annual award for social responsibility.[12]


Education and Certification[edit]




Annual Conference[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Martin B. Stern; Zack Mansdorf (29 June 1998). Applications and Computational Elements of Industrial Hygiene. CRC Press. pp. 15–. ISBN 978-1-56670-197-6. 
  2. ^ "About AIHA". Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  3. ^ a b Debra Nims (28 January 1999). Basics of Industrial Hygiene. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 6–. ISBN 978-0-471-29983-7. 
  4. ^ "AIHA Journal". Taylor & Francis Online. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
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  6. ^ "NIOSH Honored with Top Awards at the 2015 American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition". Centers for Disease Control. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Safety and health curriculum coming to U.S. classrooms". Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "ERC Workshop to Address Health and Safety of the Temporary Workforce". University of Cincinnati. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  9. ^ Wood, Graeme. "Mould plaguing Richmond Ice Centre". Richmond News. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "AIHA fact sheet addresses PPE for engineered nanoparticles". Safety and Health Magazine. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  11. ^ LeVine, Marianne. "Businesses shed health and safety experts". Politico. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "AIHce 2014: Perry Gottesfeld Recognized for World Leadership in EHS". EHSToday. Retrieved 21 April 2016.