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 broader general public. Tangential to this, AIHA leads in fostering student interest in OEHS careers to ensure a sustainable and viable pipeline of professionals.
  2. AIHA develops practice tools to support OEHS professionals in communicating concepts of risk assessment, analysis, and management with various audiences at all levels within a company and surrounding communities.
  3. AIHA educational offerings always include a take-away message on making the business case for a proposed technical solution that reflects the concepts of risk management and a positive impact on the bottom line.
  4. AIHA leverages best-in-class offerings to empower OEHS professionals with critical soft skills needed 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 areas of specialty on various topics of interest.


    Frameworks are written by appointed members and volunteers that worked 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

    • IP for IH - Industrial Practices for Industrial Hygienitsts 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 credential. Additionally, students who are interested in learning more about OEHS career opportunities will benefit from this webinar.
    • Communicate Science Effectively by Using Risk Perceptions, Narrative, and Persuasion Theory explores both 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 be used to 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 difficult 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 at getting a promotion, closing a deal, or achieving any business endeavor. Presented by Larry Sloan, AIHA’s CEO, and Stacey Croghan, a founding member of the Women in Industrial Hygiene committee, this webinar describes the nature of emotional intelligence and how necessary it can be moving up the organizational ladder and achieve career success.
    • Communicating with Impact gives OEHS professionals valuable presentation techniques to make a case for their technical decisions and business needs, ultimately invoking their audience's desired action. This webinar answers how industrial hygienists can clearly and persuasively communicate complex information to colleagues, stakeholders, and business partners.
    • 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 important to your career success as technical competencies.

    Synergist Blog

    Public Resources

    • AIHA Newsletters help keep people on top of the latest news and updates within AIHA and the OEHS industry.
    • AIHA Air Quality Webpage addresses how although most of the concern about air quality originally focused on the workplace, more people are looking for answers to health and comfort problems occurring in their own homes.
    • Center for Safety and Health Sustainability recognizes and acts on the value of occupational safety, health, and well-being as part of their sustainable business practices.

    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 communicating with employees, employers, and the community about occupational and environmental health risks and allied topics.