Leadership Challenge


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It's time.

No, really - it's time to show the world who an industrial hygienist is and what you do as an everyday workplace hero. And AIHA is here to help you do just that.

The #IAmIH Leadership Challenge ran through 2017 and was designed to help you to promote the profession within your community. You built ties with AIHA's national and local sections, connected with your peers, and got to know new faces joining in this venerable career path.

Most importantly, we wanted you to have fun!

For more information on how to help your region and section rise up the ranks and take the win, we assembled this short PDF and a quick video for review. We also pulled things together in our Outreach Center, a repository of a multitude of tools to augment your presentations.

You shared your victories and stories through social media, using the #IAmIH and other hashtags as mentioned in the Challenge document.

We'll have details about the 2018 challenge soon!

Congrats once again to the winners of the 2017 Leadership Challenge! But don’t get comfortable – we're setting up plans for the 2018 challenge as you read this! 

In the meantime, we want you to continue stepping out into your communities and talking about the industrial hygiene profession. It's crucial that we present this fantastic career option to the next generations, so let's keep the ball rolling!

Tips for a fast path to success:

  • Visit the Outreach Resource Center for a huge selection of tools and feel free to use anything that resonates with you and your audience.
  • Contact the front offices at your local schools (all grade levels) – ask for the science department! Offer to speak at their science club or career day.
  • Visit the Safety Matters resource center.
  • For high school presentations, try downloading and using the NIOSH PowerPoint presentation (find the link in the Safety Matters Center). Show up and speak. Answer questions. Take a picture. Post to Twitter. Easy!
  • Here’s an additional fun tool to use during your high school presentations: our first installment of the award winning “I Am IH” documentary! NOTE: get it cleared with the teacher first, as there is content regarding a gun range and controlled substances unit. It IS on the side of the #IHHeroes though, so you should be fine!
  • Here's another great video promoting awareness of teen safety in the workplace.
  • For elementary and middle school presentations, try partnering up with a local PPE vendor to demo some cool gear or create your own fun presentation with a mascot and talk about why safety matters so much.
  • Go to Twitter and do a search using #IAMIH for presentation ideas and feedback.