Goals and Objectives
The AIHA Safety Committee strives to raise the level of understanding among AIHA members on occupational safety issues by supporting conference session development; identifying professional development courses (PDCs) needs/topics; developing, presenting and/or assuring the quality of safety-related PDCs; providing technical safety expertise in the development of Association responses to various legislative affairs issues; and working with outside organizations to share resources and foster communication on shared subjects of interest.
- Membership Diversity
Achieve and maintain an active membership encompassing a broad range of industries, education, certifications and experience reflective of health and safety practice.
- Advocacy and Influence
Establish and maintain a formal relationship with targeted standard setting, research, and regulatory agencies.
Initiate and sustain activities to encourage new and existing health and safety professionals to develop skills, expertise, and interest in safety and associated emerging issues.
- Operational Excellence
Achieve and maintain excellence in committee operations through judicious use of volunteer resources, active engagement with all related AIHA volunteer groups and staff, and formalized mentoring and development of members. The committee is a recognized model for operational excellence within AIHA, driven by a diverse group of dedicated and energized professionals encompassing the broad demographics of health and safety activities. The committee is actively engaged in advocacy within the Association and within the broad boundaries of the EHS profession, and works to influence the direction of safety research and education. The committee is a recognized source of science-based information and is committed to outreach with future professionals, the existing AIHA membership, and the general public.