The Fellows designation is limited to no more than five percent of the AIHA membership. To be eligible, an individual must be in good standing with 15 years of continuous AIHA membership and has been recognized for contributions to the industrial hygiene profession or related disciplines, either through research, leadership, publications, education, or service to AIHA.

Eligibility to Nominate

  • AIHA Volunteer Groups, Local Sections, Special Interest Groups, and/or other formal AIHA entitites may nominate one individual for consideration.
  • At-large nominations will be accepted; self-nominations do not qualify.​

Nomination Component

The following information is required to complete a successful AIHA Fellow nomination submission:

  • The nominee's name and complete contact information.
  • The nominator's name and complete contact info​rmation.
  • Justification for why the nominee sho​uld be considered for the award - be specific and align the justification with the award criteria​​.
  • The nominee's resume/CV in a Word or PDF file format. Do not submit copies of articles, papers, books, etc. – that information should be referenced on the nominee’s resume/CV.​​

Instructions for Submitting a Nomination​

  • Do not start the online submission process until you have all of the required information and time to submit.
  • If you do not complete the process in one sitting, the system will not save the information and you will have to restart the process from the beginning.
  • To upload a Word or PDF file document, please use the "Choose File" option.

Nomination Deadline and Selection Process

  • ​Nominations must be received by December 31, 2019. Any nominations received after this date will not be considered.
  • All nominations will be evaluated by the Named Awards Committee and recommendations will be sent to the AIHA Board of Directors for review and approval.​​

For additional information or questions regarding the Fellows nomination process, please contact Laurie Mutdosch.

Award Criteria

Fellows of AIHA are individuals who are full members in good stand​ing and have 15 years of continuous AIHA national membership. These individuals have been nominated by a local section, committee, special interest group or other formal AIHA entity for their recognized achievement in the field of industrial hygiene. Individuals are approved as Fellows by the AIHA Board of Directors after recommendation by the Named Awards Committee. Those members given the title Fellow will be limited to no more than five percent of full national members.

Recognized contribution as evidenced by solid contributions in at least three of the following areas:

  • Original research or invention, demonstrated by the publication of papers in refereed journals. (Some consideration will be given to articles in trade journals.) The nominee must be the principal or the secondary author.
  • Work in policy areas which may include corporate, federal, state, and local activities as well as standards development and advocacy.
  • Technical, scientific, or management leadership in industrial hygiene.
  • Exemplary contributions to improving education in industrial hygiene. Contributions to education include textbook authorship, editorships for IH compendia (e.g., Patty’s), teaching PDCs and evaluations from those PDCs, giving short courses, development of training and teaching tools, etc.
  • Direct contribution to AIHA by serving as an officer, in committee work, or conference planning.

Fellows who do not maintain their AIHA membership will continue to be considered a Fellow and can still use the FAIHA designation. However, these individuals will will not be counted towards the five percent of the membership count to allow capacity for new Fellows.​

AIHA Nominations Form for Fellow Award

Nomination Deadline: December 31, 2019

Name of Local Section, Committee or SIG.

Qualifying Criteria

Please verify that the nominee meets each of the following minimum qualifying criteria by circling yes or no.
Certified in respective practice field.*
(Example: CIH, CSP, and etc.)
"Has the nominee been a Full AIHA National Member for 15 consecutive years?

Recognized Contribution to the Field of Industrial Hygiene

Recognized contribution is evidenced by solid contributions in at least three of the following areas. For the nominee to be considered, a detailed summary of the nominee’s achievements in each of the areas must be attached. When required, please include supporting documentation. Be very clear about what achievements the nominee has in the areas chosen.
    • Original research or invention, demonstrated by the publication of papers in refereed journals. (Some consideration will be given to articles in trade journals.) The nominee must be the principal or the secondary author.
    • Work in policy areas which may include corporate, federal, state and local activities as well as standards development and advocacy.
    • Technical, scientific, or management leadership in industrial hygiene.
    • Exemplary contributions to improving education in industrial hygiene. Contributions to education include textbook authorship, editorships for IH compendia (e.g., Patty’s), teaching PDCs and evaluations from those PDCs, giving short courses, development of training and teaching tools, etc.
    • Direct contribution to AIHA by serving as an officer, in committee work, or conference planning.

Please indicate in which of the three areas (at least three) listed above the nominee has made recognized contributions. Under each area, note where the substantiating documentation can be found in the materials presented with the nomination. For example:
    • Original research or invention - see pages 10-12 of Curriculum Vitae.
    • Exemplary Contributions to improving education in industrial hygiene - see student evaluations and peer reviews attached.
    • Direct Contribution to AIHA by serving on a committee - see page 13 of Curriculum Vitae.
Original research or invention, demonstrated by the publication of papers in refereed journals. (Some consideration will be given to articles in trade journals.) The nominee must be the principal or the secondary author.
Work in policy areas which may include corporate, federal, state and local activities as well as standards development and advocacy.
Technical, scientific, or management leadership in industrial hygiene.
Exemplary contributions to improving education in industrial hygiene. Contributions to education include textbook authorship, editorships for IH compendia (e.g., Patty’s), teaching PDCs and evaluations from those PDCs, giving short courses, development of training and teaching tools, etc.
Direct contribution to AIHA by serving as an officer, in committee work, or conference planning.

Statement of Qualification

Attach a brief (250 words maximum) statement about the nominee which includes a summary of the nominee’s qualifications and an explanation of why the nominee is worthy of Fellow status. See File(s) Upload section.

*If nominee is not certified, please provide an explanation for why the person is not certified as part of the Statement of Qualification that you will upload as an attachment.

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Attach a curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee. See "File Upload(s)" below.

To Upload Your File:

For your convenience, this form supports multiple file uploads.
    • Use the Choose File button to add files one at a time.
    • If you need to remove a file from the list, click the x in front of the file name.
    • When you have successfully added all of your files to the queue, continue to complete the application (these files will upload when you complete the entire application).
    • You will see a confirmation message when the upload is complete.
    If you have difficulties using the upload, please contact lmutdosch@aiha.org.

Press Releases

AIHA’s communications office will generate a news release announcing the names of the members who have been designated as Fellows. This release will be distributed to the appropriate media contacts at each Fellow’s local news outlets and will also be made available on AIHA’s online press room and social media channels.