AIHA Alliances and Partnerships

AIHA has formed alliances and partnerships to use collaborative efforts and expertise to advance the protection of workers, promote best practices, and encourage employers to develop and utilize occupational health and safety management systems and effective prevention strategies and technologies.

MOU's with Other Organizations

In response to the advocacy, influence, and value goal within the the American Industrial Hygiene Association's strategic plan, AIHA works hard to evolve relationships with counterpart organizations nationally and internationally. As a step in that process, AIHA often formalizes these relationships through a Memorandum of Understanding that is adopted by both organizations. These MOUs are meant to establish a baseline for collaboration and interaction, with additional opportunities surfacing as both organizations agree to such.

Following are the MOUs currently in place:

    The American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world. The Association’s goals are to provide a professional association that represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biosafety information.
    The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists is a member-based organization that advances occupational and environmental health. Examples of this include the annual editions of the TLVs® and BEIs® and work practice guides in ACGIH®'s Signature Publications.
    The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) represents more than 4,500 physicians and other health care professionals specializing in the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). Founded in 1916, ACOEM is the nation’s largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education. A dynamic group of physicians encompassing specialists in a variety of medical practices is united via the College to develop positions and policies on vital issues relevant to the practice of preventive medicine both within and outside of the workplace.
    Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Engineers is the world’s oldest professional safety society. ASSE promotes the expertise, leadership and commitment of its members, while providing them with professional development, advocacy and standards development.
    The Bulgarian Occupational Hygiene Association is an organization formed to promote and develop OH/IH organization/section in order to advance industrial and environmental hygiene in Bulgaria.
    MOU with the Chinese Association of Occupational Health.
    The mission of the China Occupational Safety and Health Association is to promote the science and technology progress, provide services to its members, the work safety and occupational safety and health workers, to business and nonprofit organizations, to the government for its decision-making, and for promotion of the national OSH undertakings as a whole, safeguard the legal rights and interests of OSH practitioners by promoting the industrial self-regulation, and protect safety and health of laborers, by complying with laws and regulations and social ethics, following “Deng Xiaoping Theory” and the “Three Represents” Theory, promoting policy, laws and regulations on occupational safety and health, seeking truth from facts, combining theories with practice, and most importantly, rallying and organizing OSH practitioners on a national scale for the purpose of building a harmonious society.
    The Indian Association of Occupational Health is committed to make India's workplaces healthy, safe and green - free from the ill-effects of workplace hazards.
    Founded in 1998, the Indoor Air Quality Association is a non-profit trade association of individual and Corporate members serving the indoor environmental industry.  Members of IAQA include those specializing in the assessment and/or mitigation of indoor environmental contamination, facilities management, and related interests.
  • IAQA, AIHA, AIHA Registry Programs MOU
    The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), and the AIHA Registry Programs, LLC, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will lead the way toward joint development of a registry for qualified indoor air quality practitioners.
  • Indoor Environmental Quality Global Alliance
    The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a not-for-profit institute that was formed in 1972 to serve as an independent, non-profit certification body, to set and promote high standards and ethics; and to advance communication and technical proficiency within the inspection, cleaning and restoration service industry. IICRC is comprised of member associations and shareholders and approves schools and instructors to teach and administer IICRC certification programs.
    The mission of the Industrial Safety and Health Association of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) is to focus on research on industrial safety and health issues, to prevent industrial accidents, to comply with government policies, and to provide assistance to business entities to improve occupational safety and health.
    The National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health(NIOEH) was founded by the Vietnamese Ministry of Health in 1982, and is recognized by the WHO Collaborating Center in Occupational Health. The overall goal of this collaboration is to strengthen the occupational and environmental health capabilities of NIOEH in the areas of research, participatory trainings, exchange of information on occupational safety and health issues, and producing educational material.
  • NSC India MOU
    National Safety Council India is an apex, not-profit making autonomous body set up by the Ministry of Labour, Government of India to build a national movement on safety, health and environment to prevent and mitigate the loss of life, human sufferings and economic losses and provide support services to industry.
    The Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario represents occupational hygienists and other people interested in health and safety primarily within Ontario.
    The Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene's mission is to establish and provide for sustainable support systems, in ensuring excellence in occupational hygiene in the African context.
    This body of knowledge was developed jointly by subject matter experts from AIHA and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC).  It serves as the basis for the competency assessment for the AIHA Registry Program for SDS and Label Authors, a credential held by competent professionals who specialize in authoring safety data sheets and labels.