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

Mission - Empowering and advancing those who apply scientific knowledge to protect all workers and their communities from occupational and environmental hazards​

Vision – A world where all workers and their communities are healthy and safe​

Value Proposition - AIHA members are scientists and professionals who protect the health and safety of workers and communities by reducing risks and safeguarding operations to help organizations operate efficiently and without interruption.

Core Values

  1. We prevent illnesses and injuries: AIHA members strive to prevent occupational illness and injury as a fundamental principle of the industrial hygiene and related occupational and environmental health and safety professions.
  2. We advocate and develop science-based policy and practice: AIHA members advocate for the profession and develop sound science-based public policy and practice through collaboration across scientific and technical communities to ensure that safe and healthy environments are provided for all workers and communities.
  3. We respect workers and communities: AIHA members respect the rights of workers and communities to have healthy and safe environments.
  4. We support employers and workers: AIHA members recognize and support that operational excellence is complementary to both business and industrial hygiene and related occupational and environmental health and safety goals and priorities.
  5. We respect our members: AIHA’s Board of Directors, volunteers, members, and staff conduct the business of the Association with respect for diversity of opinion, inclusive of all origins, transparent and open communication, and with due consideration of each member’s limited volunteer time.