AIHA and IAQA Collaborate on First-ever Indoor Air Quality Body of Knowledge

The American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Indoor Air Quality Association have partnered to create the IAQ Practitioners Body of Knowledge.​

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Release No. SPR-15-0601-01

CONTACT:
Chanta’ Stewart, AIHA Communications

(703) 846-0700; cstewart@aiha.org

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (June 1, 2015) — Today, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) announced its partnership with the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) for the first-ever Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Practitioners Body of Knowledge (BoK). The two organizations have collaborated for the past 18 months to develop this document, which was created by a panel of highly qualified subject matter experts representing both organizations. The indoor air quality BoK outlines the skills and knowledge a competent person should possess and be able to demonstrate in the area of indoor air quality practice. 

“IAQA and its volunteer members have been proud to participate with AIHA and its volunteers to create the first-ever indoor air quality body of knowledge,” said Donald M. Weekes, CIH, CSP, Immediate Past President of the IAQA Board of Directors. 

“This document will serve as the reference standard for the IAQ field and its practitioners for years to come, and those interested in the field will be able to utilize the BoK as a guideline for their IAQ methods and procedures,” said Weekes. “It is expected that this BoK will continue to be renewed as needed by both organizations as part of their ongoing cooperative efforts.” 

Wane A. Baker, PE, CIH, Past Chair of the AIHA IEQ Committee and Vice Chair of the ASHRAE Environmental Health Committee stated, “It was a genuine pleasure to witness the development of this IAQ Body of Knowledge, as it reflected a true spirit of collaboration between the two organizations.”

“The foundational elements of the final document were built on a thoughtful exchange of perspectives and experiences,” said Baker. “As a framework for the necessary skills and knowledge base required of persons prepared to practice in this arena, we believe this effort will have a lasting, positive impact for our respective members and the community they serve.” 

To download this body of knowledge, visit: https://www.aiha.org/education/BoKs/Pages/body-of-knowledge.aspx

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About AIHA®
Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the premier association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA’s 10,000 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. Members represent a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government and academia. More information is available at www.aiha.org.


About IAQA
The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing practitioners together to prevent and solve indoor environmental problems for the benefit of customers and the public. IAQA was established in 1995 and is the nation’s largest indoor air quality trade association with over 2,600 members and more than 20 local chapters across the United States and Canada. More information is available at www.iaqa.org/news and at www.ieso.org​.


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