About AIHA

American Industrial Hygiene Association®

Who We Are

Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization serving professionals dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and confirmation of environmental stressors in or arising from the workplace that may result in injury, illn​ess, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community. We provide comprehensive education programs and other products and services that help its members maintain the highest professional standards.

More than half of the nearly 8,500 members are certified industrial hygienists (CIHs), and many hold other professional designations. AIHA serves as a resource for those employed in the industrial, consulting, academic, and government sectors.

Mission

Empowering those who apply scientific knowledge to protect all workers from occupational hazards.

Vision

A world where all workers are healthy and safe.

The Profession

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. Access AIHA’s Core Competencies document​ to learn more.

Publications

The Synergist​ is a monthly magazine with in-depth news and information about the OEHS fields and the industrial hygiene profession.

The Synergist 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 Consultants 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

AIHA has more than 45 scientific and technical committees, task forces and working groups that deal with the OEHS challenges faced daily by industrial hygiene experts and workers worldwide. Access a complete directory of Volunteer Groups.

AIHA Guarantee

Our pledge is to provide you with quality experiences and the tools and resources you need to protect worker health. If any AIHA® product, service or program does not meet your expectations, we want to know about it and make the situation right. Customer service is our number one goal and we won’t be happy until you are.

AIHA Resources

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