Goals and Objectives

  • Assemble, evaluate, and disseminate information relevant to the biological effects of non-ionizing radiation to occupational and environmental health professionals.
  • Discuss and act on non-ionizing radiation issues.
  • Provide education and training on non-ionizing radiation.
  • Actively participate in identifying and responding to non-ionizing radiation issues.
  • Identify, evaluate, and comment on proposed legislation, regulations, and standards affecting non-ionizing radiation.

Current Projects

  • Quick Reference Guide updates on radiofrequency/microwaves; blue light; ultraviolet radiation, and extremely low frequencies.
  • Update on white paper on extremely low frequency.
  • Professional Development courses at AIHce 2021 on 1) NIR Hazards and Protection and 2) Comprehensive Look at Laser Accidents.
  • · Education session on Wisconsin's Use of UVGI for Decontamination of PPE During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • · Static Magnetic Fields Quick Reference Sheet and Radiofrequency Microwave Quick Reference Sheet

Products Produced by the Group

  • Quick Reference Guides
  • White Papers
  • Professional Development Courses
  • Education Sessions
  • Guidance Manuals
  • Synergist Articles


John A. Leonowich Award

The AIHA Non-Ionizing Radiation Committee gives this award for educational excellence in nonionizing radiation, honors students who are actively pursuing NIR initiatives through research or education, and recognizes the achievements made by current students in advancing both their and the profession’s understanding of nonionizing radiation.


  • Outstanding Volunteer Group (2020, 2019, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)

Collaboration Efforts

PDC on Risk Communication with Ionizing Radiation Committee

Group Dynamics

Our members range from young professionals who have little knowledge of NIR but desire to learn to seasoned professionals with 30+ years of experience in NIR. Our group actively produces content for every AIHce, often developing up to five to seven sessions a year. We create educational tools and documents for the public as well as for professionals who work in this field. Our hands-on NIR PDC is one of the most popular sessions at AIHce.

We have formed a community of practice where members will reach out to each other when in need of assistance. The membership is very responsive and always willing to help.

Qualifications to Join

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.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

IEEE Standards Association

Health Physics Society

Ask the Experts (FAQs)


Nonionizing Quick Reference Sheets:

Additional Resources

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Important Links