Legal Issues

Mission

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: 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.
 
Strategies:
  • 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.

Strategies:
  • Present mock trials at the AIHce.
  • Sponsor or develop short courses and seminars.

Goal: Actively participate in identifying and responding to occupational health laws and related legal issues.
 
Objective #3: Identify, evaluate, and comment on legal decisions that impact the practice of industrial hygiene.
 
Strategy: Develop and recommend positions to the AIHA Board.