Big Data & Sensor Technology Vision Statements

  1. AIHA members leverage cutting-edge sensor technologies and data management functions to inform risk assessment and management decisions.
  2. AIHA members understand and possess competencies in applying sensor technologies and "big data" analytics to provide an integrated profile for hazards and exposures.
  3. AIHA members have software platforms that use standardized data criteria and tools that facilitate data transfer and the use of data repositories.


  • AIHce EXP on Demand, whether you missed attending AIHce EXP in person or virtually, you don’t have to miss out on the great educational programming that was shared! AIHce OnDemand session recordings bring the best of AIHce EXP directly to you. Choose the topic areas that best meet your education needs and get access to cutting-edge presentations through your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • AIHA University
    • Education in Hot Topics & Emerging Issues, stay on the cutting edge of trending topics and emerging issues with insights and research from OEHS industry leaders.
    • Making Accurate Exposure Risk Decisions, a complimentary video series that will teach you a basic understanding of the properties of lognormally distributed exposure profiles and how to use traditional and Bayesian statistical analysis tools to make accurate exposure risk decisions based on monitoring data. Upon completion of the webinar video series, you will have the knowledge needed for the successful completion of the exam for the AIHA Exposure Decision Analysis Registry.
  • eLearning Subscription is a cost-effective solution for professionals, companies, and AIHA Local Sections to stay on top of the hottest topics and issues affecting the IH/OEHS profession.
  • 2020 IH/OEHS Data Standardization Survey Report analyzes the AIHA/NIOSH Big Data Task Force study. The purpose of this study was to determine current industrial hygiene practices related to air and noise sampling among OEHS professionals and their organizations.
  • AIHA Supplemental Air & Noise Sampling for IH/OEHS Data Standardization Survey Results showcase the findings from the AIHA/NIOSH collaboration to gather input on the standardization of IH/OEHS data collection and analysis. The AIHA/NIOSH Big Data Task Force created a survey focused on the data elements that should be collected in relation to air and noise sampling. The goal of this survey was to get feedback on a list of data elements that represent the minimum, essential information needed for accurate reporting of air and noise sampling results and for potential, future data aggregation

Bodies of Work

Volunteer Committees’ Bodies of Work include Position Statements, Fact Sheets, Guidance Documents, and White Papers. Access an extensive library of resources developed by AIHA Volunteer Committees in their areas of specialty on various topics of interest.


Frameworks are written by appointed members and volunteers who worked collaboratively to develop the following guides, which outline the knowledge and skills a competent person should possess and be able to demonstrate in a specific topic or specialty.

  • Technical Framework: Big Data explains how the IH/OEHS professional could be analyzing and managing data sets consisting of structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data. This work enables conscientious decisions on how to protect worker health best and predict future exposures.

AIHA Webinars

  • Cleaning Out Your Data Closet covers how to take your data analysis to the next level - whether you are just starting to clean your data sets, focusing on creating metrics and goals for monthly safety meetings, or turning your attention to aggregating data sets for better project planning.
  • An Introduction to Big Data and Big Data Analytics addresses the question: "what is big data and how can it help occupational and environmental health and safety professionals?" This webinar provides an essential introduction to big data and data analytics through a case study highlighting how OEHS professionals and data scientists can work together to handle big data and perform data analytics at their organizations.

The Synergist


Volunteer Groups

  • Content Portfolio Advisory Group (CPAG) helps advance AIHA’s mission and values by providing input and advice to the AIHA Board and staff regarding the content AIHA provides to members and other stakeholders. Content may include documents, articles, white papers, fact sheets, publications, and more. Here you can find information on how you can contribute to the development and advocacy of AIHA content. To see current initiatives, please visit the Big Data and Sensor Technology Dashboard.
  • Aerosol Technology Committee provides a forum for exchanging ideas and information about aerosols as they impact the workplace, the community, the public, the environment and participating in the development and analysis of related technological and regulatory issues.
  • Emerging Digital Technology Committee strives to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and information related to new and emerging digital technologies and advancing the use of these technologies by occupational and environmental health professionals.
  • Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee provides leadership in the field of exposure assessment and strategies for OEHS professionals.
  • Leadership and Management Committee promotes the health and safety of all workers, the public, and the environment by developing core leadership competencies of OEHS professionals.
  • Noise Committee provides health professionals, industry, and the community a forum for disseminating and exchanging ideas and information about the effects of exposure to noise and vibration.
  • Real-Time Detection Systems Committee provides effective leadership in Real-Time Detection Systems by maintaining knowledge of past and present tools and methods related to the field.
  • Sampling and Lab Analysis Committee provides a forum for exchanging ideas and information about sampling and analysis of chemicals as they impact the workplace and the community and participate in developing and analyzing related technological and regulatory issues.