Scope of Work

The Communication and Training Methods Committee is a recognized model for operational excellence within the AIHA driven by a diverse group of dedicated and energized professionals encompassing the broad demographics of health and safety activities. The Committee is committed to outreach to future professionals, the existing AIHA membership, and the general public


  • Achieve and maintain an active membership encompassing a broad range of industries, education, certifications, and experience reflective of health and safety practices.


  • Provide information, education, and training on issues and effective methods of occupational health training and risk communication.
  • Promote employee awareness of safe and healthy work practices through use of effective training and risk communication techniques.

Advocacy and Influence:

  • Identify and respond to occupational and environmental health training needs and risk communication issues within AIHA.
  • Establish and maintain a formal relationship with targeted standard-setting, research, and regulatory agencies active in the industrial hygiene arena.
  • Identify, evaluate, and comment on training and communication methods proposed in legislation, regulations, and standards.

Goals and Objectives

The Communication and Training Methods Committee identifies and pursues numerous projects with specific goals in order to achieve our vision. These goals drive our projects to ensure successful completion. Specific annual objectives and performance measures are developed by Committee members at each year’s AIHce annual meeting.

Current Projects

  • ANSI Z490 member.
  • Synergist Articles (HazCom revisions).

Products Produced by the Group

  • Synergist Article, December 2020 on 508 Compliance.


Margaret Samways Memorial Student Poster Award

This award honors the memory of Margaret Samways, past chair, and long-time member of the AIHA Communication and Training Methods Committee. The award will be given to the best student poster at AIHce that focuses on communication and training methods.

Collaboration Efforts

  • CPAG Communication.
  • CPAG Sensor Technologies.
  • Technologies Initiative Strategic Advisory Group (TISAG).

Group Dynamics

Our members range from students to early career-long professionals with a varied mix of IH/OEHS practitioners from industry, academia, government/military, and consulting. We are a friendly and active group, with engaging virtual committee meetings.

You can choose the level of involvement that fits your availability and earn CM points by:

  • Joining a project team and learn from each other while producing real-world solutions and tools to protect the health and safety of workers around the world.
  • Participate on committee meetings—provide feedback, recommend areas to explore, communicate opportunities to collaborate.
  • One and done micro-volunteering tasks as the needs arise.
  • Mentorship and professional development.
  • Leadership development (serving as an officer of the group, project team leader).

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