Introduction and Overview

The AIHA Strategic Plan (2019-21) reflects the total enterprise, which includes our three LLCs (LAP, PAT, Registry Program), two foundations (Education and Guideline Foundations), Local Sections, and the Product Stewardship Society. The Strategic Plan includes metrics that measure success (key performance indicators, or KPIs), most of which are tracked by the AIHA Board throughout the year. The current plan was created in 2018 under the direction of a volunteer-led task force (a mix of Board members, at-large members, and staff), with expert facilitation and guidance by an outside consultant.

Last fall, a new task force was formed that has been tasked with: (1) reviewing and adjusting the current plan, and subsequently (2) working on the development of an updated plan, which will take effect in January 2022. Relatively minor amendments to our current plan were approved by the AIHA Board of Directors in February 2021. These include updates to several strategy statements as well as our core value statements.

The new strategic planning task force members are:

  • John R. Mulhausen, PhD, CIH, FAIHA
  • Nicole M.H. Greeson, MS, CIH
  • Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr., CIH,CSP, FAIHA
  • Kimberly M. Castillon, CIH
  • Stephen H. Gutmann, PhD, CIH, CPE, FAIHA
  • David C. Roskelley, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
  • Nancy M. McClellan, M.P.H., CIH, CHMM
  • Joy Erdman, MS, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
  • Mwangi Ndonga
  • Lawrence Sloan, CAE
  • Susan Marchese, MS
  • Bethany Chirico, CMP, CAE

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

Our Vision: A world where all workers are healthy and safe.

Core Values

  1. Risk Mitigation & Illness Prevention: We provide the expertise that helps protect all workers from occupational hazards. AIHA members strive to anticipate and identify hazards and reduce the risks that may lead to occupational illness and injury as a fundamental principle of industrial hygiene and the broader occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) profession.
  2. Science-Based Public Policy: We advocate for science-based public policies. AIHA members develop public policy recommendations by collaborating with scientific and technical communities to ensure that healthy and safe work conditions and environments are provided for all workers and communities.
  3. Workers & Communities: We respect workers and communities. AIHA members advocate for the health and well-being of workers and the communities in which they live and work.
  4. Continuous Improvement in the Workplace: We support employers and workers. AIHA members recognize and advocate that continuous improvement in OEHS is complimentary and beneficial to business excellence.
  5. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We respect our members. AIHA’s Board of Directors, volunteers, members, and staff conduct the business of the association with respect for diversity in its myriad forms (including diversity of opinion), transparent and open communication, equity, inclusion, and with due consideration of each member’s limited volunteer time.