Legal Issues


The mission of the committee is to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and information about legal issues impacting the practice of industrial hygiene.

Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Assemble, evaluate, and disseminate to occupational and environmental health professionals information relevant to occupational health laws, legal decisions, and other industrial hygiene legal issues.
Objective #1: Improve the level of awareness regarding legal issues and decisions that impact the practice of industrial hygiene.
  • Discuss and act upon legal issues including industrial hygienist liability, ethical considerations in decision-making, and being an expert witness.

  • Designate specific members to track and report on identified issues.

  • Respond to AIHA Board requests to address specific issues.

  • Solicit papers; organize sessions; and provide session arrangers, chairs, and monitors for the AIHce.

Objective #2: Provide education and training on legal issues.

  • Present mock trials at the AIHce.

  • Sponsor or develop short courses and seminars.

Goal 2: Actively participate in identifying and responding to occupational health laws and related legal issues.  

Objective #1: Identify, evaluate, and comment on legal decisions that impact the practice of industrial hygiene.
Strategy: Develop and recommend positions to the AIHA Board.