Communicating OEHS Concepts Vision Statements

  1. AIHA is a champion for generating awareness and promoting the OEHS profession's value in the U.S. business sector and the general public
  2. AIHA fosters student interest in OEHS careers to ensure a sustainable and viable pipeline of professionals.
  3. AIHA develops best practice tools to support OEHS professionals in communicating risk assessment, analysis, and management concepts with company audiences of diverse skill levels and surrounding communities.
  4. AIHA equips OEHS professionals with the critical people skills to communicate effectively with stakeholders.

    Bodies of Work

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


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

    AIHA Webinars

    • Strategies for Effective Risk Communication explores how effective communication is a learned skill. Building trust and empathy are critical in any two-way conversation, and listening is often the most crucial aspect in effective communication. Learn how storytelling can be more effective than a technical presentation with mounds of data.
    • IP for IH - Industrial Practices for Industrial Hygienists gives a brief introduction of the “information processing” model of human cognition. Learning specific evidence-based techniques for creating training that people remember leads to changed behaviors and results in desired outcomes. This webinar is geared toward OEHS professionals who play a role in designing, developing, delivering, or evaluating health and safety training or are working toward their CIH credentials. Additionally, this webinar will benefit students interested in learning more about OEHS career opportunities.
    • Communicate Science Effectively by Using Risk Perceptions, Narrative, and Persuasion Theory explores the science and art of conflict management, relatability, team cohesion, value setting, interpersonal communication, using narratives/stories, the affect/experiential risk system, and how our cognitive biases affect them. Examples, cases, and micro-stories will illustrate how you can successfully incorporate the techniques shown.
    • Power of Thought - Critical Thinking for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals teaches critical thinking skills and mental models of world-class leaders. Critical thinking is one of the most valuable skills for OEHS professionals because it empowers them to solve complex problems while cultivating high-demand leadership abilities. In this profession, it is essential to have a framework for thinking about complex issues and problem-solving.
    • Introduction to Emotional Intelligence (aka Emotional Quotient) explores how to practice high emotional intelligence levels (EI). Managing professional relationships ties directly into EI, making or breaking the changes to get a promotion, close a deal, or achieve any business endeavor. This webinar, presented by Larry Sloan, AIHA’s CEO, and Stacey Croghan, a founding Women in Industrial Hygiene committee member, describes the nature of emotional intelligence and how necessary it can be to move up the organizational ladder and achieve career success.
    • Take Charge of Your Career: Roadmap to Success gives tips on planning your OEHS career by reviewing how to develop a skills inventory of technical and “soft” skills based on the recently updated AIHA Core Competencies publication. Soft skills (or power skills as they are sometimes called) are just as crucial to your career success as technical competencies.

    The Synergist

    • Synergist Archives, access to The Synergist archives is a benefit of AIHA membership and will require a member login.
      • Improving Workers' Decision-Making (February 2023 issue) explores the OEHS implications of cognitive and behavioral psychology.

    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 Communicating OEHS Concepts dashboard.
    • Risk Committee supports and promotes human health risk assessment to better understand and control the hazards found within the workplace and environmental settings.
    • 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.
    • Communication and Training Methods Committee provides a forum for discussion and recommendations on education methods, training, and communication with employees, employers, and the community about occupational and environmental health risks and allied topics.