AIHA Standards Activities

AIHA Standards Development

The goals for AIHA standards development activities are:  

  • to ensure that AIHA obtains and maintains an appropriate level of involvement or leadership in industrial/occupational hygiene-related standards globally;

  • to encourage broader participation by AIHA in the development of international IH/OH standards while supporting and strengthening the existing domestic standards development efforts;

  • to support the development and harmonization of national and international IH/OH standards; and

  • to provide a forum for AIHA members to provide meaningful input into the standards development process. 

AIHA Standards Engagement Strategy 

e AI​​HA Guideline Foundation Standards Advisory Panel has developed a Standards Engagement Strategy​ that will allow AIHA to:  

  • Identify the consensus standards issues that are important to AIHA members and stakeholders; 

  • Track activities pertaining to standards development that have an impact on the industrial hygiene profession and worker health and safety; 

  • Determine the appropriate level of AIHA involvement in any such standards; and  

  • Engage more effectively in developing and influencing standards in support of the organization’s strategic goals and objectives. 

AIHA Standards Representatives  

The following members represent AIHA on various national and international standards-setting committees: 

  • ANSI/AIHA/ASSE Z9: Louis DiBerardinis, CIH, CSP

  • ANSI/AIHA/ASSE Z88 on Respiratory Protection: Michael Schmoldt, CIH, PE

  • ANSI/ASA S3 on Bioacoustics: Ted. K. Madison (Primary); Dennis P. Driscoll, (Alternate) 

  • ANSI/ASA TAG TC 43 S1 on Acoustics: Dennis P. Driscoll (Primary, Marcia Kram, CIH (Alternate)

  • ANSI/ASA TAG TC 43/SC12 on Noise: Dennis P. Driscoll, Marcia Kram, CIH (Alternate)

  • ANSI/ASSE Z87 on Safety Requirement - Eye and Face Protection: Richard M. Harley, CSP

  • ANSI/ASSE Z117 on Confined Spaces: T.N. McManus, CIH, CSP, ROH 

  • ANSI/ASSE Z490 on Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health & Environmental Training: Susan Marie Viet, CIH

  • ANSI/HPS N13 on Ionizing Radiation: Ray Johnson, MS, SE, PE, FHPS, CHP

  • ANSI/LIA Z136 on Safe Use of Lasers: R. Timothy Hitchcock, CIH

  • ASTM D22 on Air Quality: S.D. Allen Iske, Jr., PhD, CIH, CSP

  • ASTM E56 on Nanotechnology: Mike Buczynski

  • IEC TC 106 on Non Ionizing Radiation: David Baron, PE

  • IEE ICES on Electromagnetic Safety: David Baron, PE

  • International Code Council: Kenneth W. Kretchman, CIH, CSP

  • NFPA 33/34 on Finishing Processes: Brian Haynack, CIH, CSP

  • NFPA 350 on Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work: Michael D. Palmer, CIH, CSP, CHMM

  • US TAG on ISO Social Responsibility: Jeffrey S. Hogue, CIH

  • US TAG to ISO 31000 on Risk Management: Paul A. Esposito, CIH, CSP

  • US TAG to ISO TC 146 on Air Quality: S.D. Allen Iske, Jr., PhD, CIH, CSP

  • US TAG to ​ISO/TC 229 on Nanotechnology: John Peters, CIH (Primary); Margot Bernabo, CIH (Alternate)  

  • U.S. TAG to ISO 45001 on Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems: Russ Hayward, CIH

  • ANSI/ASSE Z10 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems: Russ Hayward, CIH