A Way to Network with Other OEHS Professionals in Your Area
Membership in a local section does more than just keep you informed—it provides you with a total spectrum of activities that enhance your professional growth, while promoting the occupational health and safety field.
What is a Local Section?
Local section is the term used by AIHA to designate regional chapters. AIHA, the premier occupational health and safety association, has over 60 local sections throughout the United States, and 6 international sections. Since each region may have their own special concerns, the activities of one local section may vary from another. However, the purpose of each local section remains the same:
Protect the health and safety of workers and the community
Increase knowledge of industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety in a specific region
Promote the profession and cooperate with government, industrial, educational, and other professional bodies
Share a concern about the health of workers worldwide as well as the special concerns of your regional area
What are the Benefits of Joining a Local Section?
Membership in an AIHA local section provides you with a wide range of networking opportunities in the occupational health and safety field. AIHA national membership is not required in joining an AIHA local section, but membership in both organizations is strongly encouraged to maximize benefits. Just look at the opportunities our local sections can offer you:
Meet and network with other OEHS professionals in your region
Sharpen your skills with professional development opportunities
Make key contacts and interact with local allied groups
Learn or exchange best practices at local section meetings
How Do I Join?
For more information on how to join a local section, contact AIHA at (703) 846-0768 or via e-mail. Also, learn more about an AIHA local section via their website.
Local Section News
AIHA Now Collecting Local Section Dues from Non-AIHA Members
AIHA will now be able to collect local section dues from non-AIHA members.
If your local section is not participating in the local section dues renewal program and would like to participate, please contact Thursa La.
Create a Local Section Scholarship
The industrial hygiene profession needs a pipeline of highly trained and skilled professionals if it is to continue to meet the needs of a global economy. The American Industrial Hygiene Foundation‘s (AIHF) sole purpose is to provide scholarships to the best and the most talented to ensure this critical need is being met. Since its inception in 1982, the AIHF has awarded more than $1,469,776 in scholarship monies to more than 509 students studying Industrial Hygiene or a related discipline. To continue to do this the Foundation needs the support of AIHA’s Local Sections.
Local Sections can do the following:
Contribute to the “AIHA Local Section Endowed Scholarship”
Create a “One Time” Local Section Scholarship for a particular year (requires contributions totaling a minimum of $1,000)
Create a Named Endowed Scholarship (scholarships will be awarded when contributions totaling a minimum of $25,000 have been received)
To learn more about how your local section can donate to the AIHF, please visit the AIHF webpage.