AIHA Banner Stands
AIHA has two banner stands that are available to all local sections to display at their meetings and when they attend events on behalf of AIHA.
The banner stands measure 84” H X 39.8” W, weigh only 20 pounds, and are compact enough to fit in the trunk of a car. The banner stands can be fully extended and displayed on the floor.
AIHA will cover the cost to ship a banner stand to a local section along with requested supplemental materials. The local section will be responsible for the costs associated with shipping the banner stand back to AIHA. To reserve an AIHA banner stand, please contact AIHA's Local Section Relations.
Connect with ABIH
Did you know that members of the ABIH Board of Directors are assigned to liaison with AIHA's local sections? Connect with your assigned ABIH local section representative.
Dues Renewal Program
During the AIHA Membership Renewal process, AIHA is willing to collect local section dues from national members. This is a free program offered to all of AIHA's local sections. AIHA will collect local section dues and transfer the funds each month to the local section's bank account via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT). To sign up your local section, submit the EFT Agreement Form and EFT Set-Up Form to the Local Section Relations.
Ease local section administrative burdens by using AIHA's online survey system for any balloting needs, including upcoming officer elections or amending bylaws. Local sections interested in using the online survey system should contact Local Section Relations.
AIHA provides general liability insurance to local sections. The insurance protects against slips and falls or other accidents that may occur at a local section meeting. To request a certificate of insurance copy, please contact the Local Sections Relations Manager.
AIHA also provides insurance to directors and officers, in case they are sued for performing their duties, as they relate to the local section.
Local Sections Council (LSC)
The Local Section Council (LSC) purpose is to promote the continued growth and well-being of local sections and to be the liaison between sections and the AIHA Board. The LSC does not supplant the function of board coordinators for individual local section needs, but tries to fulfill collective needs that benefit all local sections.
Local Section Regional Representatives
AIHA Local Sections are divided into eight geographic regions. Each region is overseen by a Regional Representative and AIHA Board Coordinator. Regional Representatives are assigned to work closely with the Local Sections Council (LSC) Chair, AIHA Board, and Local Section Officers to:
Facilitate more communication among local sections within a geographic area
Provide coaching to local section officers on effective leadership
Track metrics of each local section with respect to size, number of meetings, officers, etc.
Many opportunities exist for members to visit schools and deliver presentations on industrial hygiene topics or the profession in general. A local section outreach guide has been developed for local sections including some additonal outreach materials which can be found here.
Local sections are encouraged to designate one member or officer to serve as an Outreach Coordinator. Goals for the coordinator can include:
- Establishing a personal contact, developing a working relationship, and communicating event information to the local college or university(s) faculty advisor(s) and the student section.
Coordinating LS member engagement with local K-12 schools to identify outreach opportunities (e.g. science fairs, job fairs, local STEM programs, etc.).
Participating in conference calls to share successful outreach efforts with the LSC and other Outreach Coordinators; and
Communicating potential outreach opportunities in their area to LS membership (e.g. participating on social networking sites, publishing on the LS website, emails, etc.).
AIHA will offer a 15 percent discount on all member and non-member publication rates when orders are placed at, and up to two weeks following, a local section meeting. Simply contact AIHA and ask for order forms and publications catalogs.
Recruitment - Mailing List
In support of local section membership recruitment efforts, AIHA will provide local sections with a list of national AIHA members residing within the local section region. To request a list, contact Local Section Relations.
Request Speakers for an Upcoming Local Section Meeting
Regional OSHA Representative: As part of the AIHA-OSHA alliance, a regional OSHA representative can present at your local section meeting.
Distinguished Lecture Series: Local section leaders can recruit speakers to local section meetings using the Distignuished Lecture List. Section leaders can use the list to request speakers based on a specific topic area. The list is actively growing and consists of members from various AIHA Volunteer Groups.
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