This corporation is organized, and shall be administered and operated, exclusively to receive, administer, and expend funds for the following charitable, scientific, and educational purposes, within the meaning of 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

The AIHA Guideline Foundation is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the AIHA Guideline Foundation may be tax-deductible, as provided by law.

    We Need Your Support

    One of the main activities managed by the Guideline Foundation is the development of Emergency Response Planning Guidelines (ERPGs), which are air concentration guidelines for single exposures to agents. They are intended for use as tools to assess the adequacy of accident prevention and emergency response plans, including transportation emergency planning, community emergency response plans, and incident prevention and mitigation. To learn more about this program, click here.

    Maintaining and expanding the ERPG program each year takes significant time and money. Currently, no federal funding is available to help us maintain this important program to help provide our communities in their time of need. To this end—and in particular, if your company manufactures and/or distributes any of the 150+ chemicals for which ERPGs have been developed—please consider making an annual donation to support our efforts.

    Thank you in advance for your financial support enabling the AIHA Guideline Foundation to continue this important work. To contribute, please use the donation link below. For more information and to contribute, contact Laura Cilano Garcia or 703-846-0748.


    For more information, please contact Michele Twilley, DrPH, CIH (Staff Liaison)​ or call (703) 849-8888.

    Board of Directors

    The Guideline Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of members from the AIHA Executive Committee (President, President-Elect, Vice President, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer).