Strategic Plan

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The AIHA 2016-2018 Strategic Plan


Creating knowledge to protect worker health


Elimination of workplace illnesses

Core Values

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We respect workers and communities:  AIHA members respect the rights of workers and communities to have healthy and safe environments.
  • We support employers and employees:  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.
  • 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, transparent and open communication, and with due consideration of each member’s limited volunteer time.

Balanced Scorecar​d

The Balanced Scorecard Model serves as overarching framework for all AIHA activities, including the AIHA Strategic Plan.  The LLC (LAP, PAT, Registry) and Product Stewardship Society strategic/business plans, not specifically referenced in the AIHA Strategic Plan, are mapped against it where applicable.

The AIHA Strategic Plan focus areas are mapped against “Mission” and “Innovation” quadrants.  Other activities such as IT, HR, staff professional development are grouped under “Operations”, and Financial Performance (including performance of LLC’s) are grouped under “Finance”.


The 2016-18 AIHA Strategic Plan consists of six (6) key focus areas:

1. Drive AIHA’s content focus and dissemination

2. Customize benefits to maximize value to members

3. Pioneer a coalition to advance IH science and practice

4. Partner to generate and disseminate content

5. Support local sections

6. Align support for IH Professional Pathways (aka Career Stages)​