Goals and Objectives

The committee strives to encourage and highlight work within the industrial hygiene community that advances the health of all workplaces, with emphasis on the protection of vulnerable populations.

  • Identify current industrial hygiene issues affecting vulnerable populations to create a greater understanding of societal factors and how these factors can influence exposures in the workplace and our communities.
  • Raise the level of awareness on relevant social issues among occupational and environmental health professionals.


Upton Sinclair Memorial Lecture

The Upton Sinclair Memorial Lecture for an Outstanding Occupational Safety and Health News Story of The Year highlights the importance of media in occupational safety and health, to show AIHA members what is beyond their plants and companies, to involve the public in the cause of occupational safety and health, and to recognize good investigative reporting.