AIHA Volunteer Vision Statement
We can best achieve our mission and goals through the active participation of volunteers from the community we serve. Volunteers contribute their unique talents, skills, and knowledge of our community.
Values for Volunteer Involvement
- Volunteer involvement is vital to a just and democratic society.
It fosters civic responsibility, participation, and interaction.
- Volunteer involvement strengthens communities.
It promotes change and development by identifying and responding to community needs.
- Volunteer involvement mutually benefits both the volunteer and the organization.
It increases the capacity of organizations to accomplish their goals and provides volunteers with opportunities to develop and contribute.
- Volunteer involvement is based on relationships.
Volunteers are expected to act with integrity and be respectful and responsive to others with whom they interact.
- AIHA recognizes that volunteers are a vital human resource.
AIHA is committed to the support and success of the volunteer community.
- Volunteers make a commitment and are accountable to AIHA.
Volunteers will act with respect, responsibility, and integrity.
AIHA is committed to supporting the formation and operation of volunteer groups of members who organize to advance the science and practice of occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS), and thus the interests of AIHA and its members. Member groupings, broadly referred to as Volunteer Groups (VGs), may take the form of technical or administrative committees and working groups, special interest groups (SIGs), advisory groups, task forces and other project or work teams at the discretion of the AIHA Board of Directors (Board).
These VGs serve multiple purposes, including to facilitate networking and information exchange among AIHA members; to develop new products, services, and activities for educational purposes; to draft guidelines and standards for best practice; to develop statements that contribute to public policy debates; to collaborate with other allied groups/institutions and/or to pursue other activities deemed appropriate by the Board.
Member Ethical Principles
AIHA is a nonprofit voluntary professional membership association dedicated to the advancement of the field of industrial hygiene and the protection of occupational and environmental health and safety. AIHA supports quality professional standards and practices and expects members to meet such standards.
In support of these important purposes, AIHA promotes ethical professional practices and strongly encourages members to understand ethical responsibilities. As a matter of professional competence and public confidence, members are expected to conduct themselves consistent with applicable ethics standards, including those of BGC.
Accordingly, AIHA has adopted member ethical principles to guide the members, support the profession, and protect health and safety of workers and their communities.
Conflict of Interest
All AIHA volunteer members must have a current Conflict of Interest (COI) form on file. Committee members only need to submit a COI form once until potential conflicts change. Once a year, all committee members will be contacted and asked to update their form if any changes have occurred since the previous submittal.
AIHA Code of Conduct
This policy outlines the Code of Conduct for all members, volunteers, and guests of AIHA and summarizes the behavior expected of members and volunteers.
I am proud to be an industrial hygienist because we help make the world a better place."
Timothy Paz, CIHArchitect of the Capitol