AIHA Standards Activities

AIHA Standards Development

The goals for AIHA standards development 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.

The American National Standards Institute is responsible for overseeing the development of national consensus standards and verifying that the requirements for due process, consensus and other criteria for approval have been met by the standard’s developer. Consensus is established when, in the opinion of the ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR), substantial agreement has been reached by directly and materially affected interests. Substantial agreement means much more than a simple majority but not necessarily unanimity. Consensus requires that all views and objections be considered and that a concerted effort be made toward their resolution.

The use of an American National Standard is completely voluntary. However, people should be aware that some standards have been adopted as code or regulation by local, state and federal authorities.

These standards can be purchased from AIHA's Marketplace or by calling (703) 849-8888.

AIHA Standards Strategy

The Standards Strategy Development Team consists of AIHA members with extensive backgrounds and expertise in both U.S. and international standards development. The group developed a unified standards strategy that enables AIHA to engage more effectively in developing and influencing consensus standards consistent with its organizational goals of effective advocacy and operational excellence. 

The process in this strategy enables AIHA to:

  • Identify the consensus standards issues that are important to AIHA, its members and stakeholders.

  • Track the activities of standards development organizations who are developing standards in areas of industrial hygiene interest.

  • Determine whether AIHA should participate in a particular standard development activity and at what level of effort.

  • AIHA Standards Strategy

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

  • ANSI/ASSE Z117 on Confined Spaces: Terry W. Krug, CIH, CSP

  • 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: position is currently open

  • 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 176 on Quality Management: Thea D. Dunmire, CIH

  • US TAG to ISO/TC 207 on Environmental Management: Thea D. Dunmire, CIH

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