Scope of Work

Banding strategies are recognized as a growing and evolving art and science that has become integral to the Industrial Hygiene profession. The committee supports the AIHA, professional organizations, national institutions, and worksite health and safety representatives by summarizing and advancing an extensive body of practical knowledge and professional experience on the control and management of chemical exposures and other occupational and environmental health and safety risks. We aim to protect a global workforce that faces diminishing resources while confronting increasing risks. We always seek collaborative opportunities with other AIHA committees, outside stakeholders, and volunteer assistance to fulfill our Mission and Goals.

Goals and Objectives

Supports the AIHA, professional organizations, national institutions, and work site health and safety representatives by summarizing and advancing an extensive body of practical knowledge and professional experience on the control and management of chemical exposures and other occupational and environmental health and safety risks.

  • Enhance knowledge and communication through hosting occupational exposure and control banding sessions at conferences, workshops, webinars, and local section meetings.
  • Promote and develop exposure and control banding methodologies and strategies through collaboration with organizations and institutions nationally and internationally.
  • Implement exposure and control banding as a fundamental skill set within the university curriculum and continuing education platforms to become a basis of knowledge for future certification and a cornerstone of scientific publications.
  • Establish innovation by formally developing content and tools that seamlessly integrate into workplaces to reduce occupational risks.
  • Simplify exposure and control banding methods to promote use outside the IH profession to target small and medium-sized enterprises and economically developing countries.

Achievements/Honors/Awards

  • AIHA Outstanding Volunteer Group (2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009)
  • Awarded AIHA Soaring Star Volunteer Group Award (2015)

Current Projects

  • Updating the AIHA Guidance for Conducting Control Banding Analyses document.
  • Collaboration Effort with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication.

Products Produced by the Group

  • Guidance for Conducting Control Banding Analyses.

Group Dynamics

  • Get involved in a strong community of IH professionals dedicated to advancing control banding strategies.
  • Open up new opportunities for personal development and leadership roles within AIHA.
  • Earn CM points for being an active member of the committee!

Qualifications to Join

Committee members must be an AIHA member in good standing. If you are interested in learning more about membership, please visit https://www.aiha.org/membership.

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