AIHA Receives Grant to Grow Its Innovative IH Professional Pathway Outreach Program in 2017

​The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has been selected to receive a grant under the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Foundation’s Innovation Grants Program (IGP).

Release No. SPR-17-0109-01

Gabriella Lehimdjian, AIHA Communications 
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (January 9, 2017) — In honor of its award-winning IH Professional Pathway™ program, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA®) will receive a coveted Innovation Grant from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Foundation in 2017. The grant is provided by ASAE’s Innovation Grants Program (IGP), which supports innovation exploration and development in order to help raise awareness about innovation efforts within the association community. 

The IH Professional Pathway program is a comprehensive member outreach and public awareness program that was developed and launched by AIHA in 2016. The $10,000 innovation grant will allow AIHA to expand the IH Professional Pathway program by developing more marketing materials in 2017 including a documentary on industrial hygiene and a graphic novel, bringing the program’s career characters to life. 

“We are incredibly proud of the IH Professional Pathways program’s success thus far. Industrial hygiene is critically important to people everywhere; these professionals save lives and keep workers safe. We are excited to keep the momentum going through this grant,” said AIHA Marketing Manager Ben H. Rome, who had a large role in the development of the multi-faceted outreach program.

AIHA will be publicly recognized at ASAE’s 2017 Great Ideas Conference in Orlando, Fla., in March and during ASAE’s 2017 Annual Meeting, which will be held Aug. 12–15, in Toronto, Canada. As an award recipient, AIHA’s proposal abstract for its IH Professional Pathway program will appear in an e-publication highlighting all 2017 IGP awardees. 

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​