Local Sections

A Way to Network with Other OEHS Professionals in Your Area

Membership in a local section does more than just keep you informed—it provides you with a total spectrum of activities that enhance your professional growth, while promoting the occupational health and safety field.

What is a Local Section?

Local section is the term used by AIHA to designate regional chapters.  AIHA, the premier occupational health and safety association, has over 60 local sections throughout the United States, and 6 international sections.  Since each region may have their own special concerns, the activities of one local section may vary from another.  However, the purpose of each local section remains the same:

  • Protect the health and safety of workers and the community

  • Increase knowledge of industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety in a specific region

  • Promote the profession and cooperate with government, industrial, educational, and other professional bodies

  • Share a concern about the health of workers worldwide as well as the special concerns of your regional area

What are the Benefits of Joining a Local Section?

Membership in an AIHA local section provides you with a wide range of networking opportunities in the occupational health and safety field.  AIHA national membership is not required in joining an AIHA local section, but membership in both organizations is strongly encouraged to maximize benefits. Just look at the opportunities our local sections can offer you:

  • Meet and network with other OEHS professionals in your region

  • Sharpen your skills with professional development opportunities

  • Make key contacts and interact with local allied groups

  • Learn or exchange best practices at local section meetings  

How Do I Join?

For more information on how to join a local section, contact AIHA at (703) 846-0768 or via e-mail. Also, learn more about an AIHA local section via their website

How Do I Create a New Local Section?


 Local Section Events

​Registration is now open for the Central Ohio Local Section Fall PDC entitled Applying Occupational Exposure Bands​. This PDC will be held on November 1 at the Honda of America in Marysville, OH. Seating is limited, so register today.​

​Reserve your spot now for the upcoming webinar from the Hawaii Local Section, scheduled for November 17, is entitled Manganese in Welding Fumes: Sources and Control.”

To reserve your spot, please RSVP directly to Traci Revilla​.

Registration is now open for the New Jersey Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (NJAIHA) 2016 Professional Development Courses​ (PDCs) on December 1 at the PSE&G Conference Facility. The program features a great line up of speakers and sessions are expected to fill quickly. Each PDC accounts for 3.5 Technical Contact Hours and may be eligible for ABIH CM credit. Course fees include continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.