Nonionizing Radiation Committee

Mission Statement

To provide a forum for exchanging ideas and information about nonionizing radiation and to participate in the development and analysis of technological and regulatory issues. 

Goals and Objectives

Goal: Assemble, evaluate and disseminate to occupational and environmental health professionals information relevant to the biological effects of nonionizing radiation.
Objective #1: Discuss and act on nonionizing radiation issues.
  • Designate specific members to track and report on identified issues.
  • Respond to AIHA Board requests to address specific issues.
  • Promote the development of monographs, manuals, handbooks and other publications.
  • Encourage investigation into those aspects of nonionizing radiations where present data are inadequate.
  • Identify and report on methods for detecting and measuring nonionizing radiation in the laboratory and in the field.
  • Determine and report on the availability and adequacy of control measures to minimize exposure to nonionizing radiation.
  • Solicit papers; organize sessions; and provide session arrangers, chairs and monitors for the AIHce.

Objective #2:  Provide education and training on nonionizing radiation.

  • Develop new PDCs and keep existing PDCs up to date.
  • Recommend new continuing education courses and updates to existing continuing education courses.
  • Sponsor or develop short courses and seminars.

Goal: Actively participate in identifying and responding to nonionizing radiation issues.

Objective #3: Identify, evaluate and comment on proposed legislation, regulations and standards affecting nonionizing radiation.
  • Maintain liaison with other organizations.
  • Develop and recommend positions to the AIHA Board.


John A. Leonowich Award

The Nonionizing Radiation Committee will be seeking and accepting nominations for the John A. Leonowich award for educational excellence in nonionizing radiation through March 1, 2018. This is an award to honor students who are actively pursuing NIR initiatives through research or education.   The award recognizes the achievements made by current students in advancing both theirs and the profession’s understanding of nonionizing radiation. The recipient will be selected by the Committee by April 1, 2018 and presented at AIHce EXP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 


Nonionizing Quick Reference Sheets:
These sheets provide general information to practicing Industrial Hygienists on NIR topics and suggest steps for assessing and controlling NIR hazards.

Other Documents: