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.



Current Projects

  • Hierarchy of Controls White Paper
  • Movie/Documentary at Conference - "Picture a Scientist" selected. Will have a post-screening discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Upton Sinclair Award –Yanick Rice Lamb, author of “It Was the Rubber Capital of the World. The health consequences linger.”, is the 2023 recipient of the annual Upton Sinclair Memorial Lecture. Yanick Rice Lamb is an independent journalist, author, and journalism professor at Howard University, where she is completing a doctorate in Medical Sociology specializing in health equity and environmental issues. Her article discusses the legacy of illness from exposure to workers and residents of Akron, OH, from the tire manufacturing industry. The title of her 2023 lecture is “Unintended Consequences? The Story Behind the Lingering Health Impact of the Rubber Industry”.


  • AIHA Outstanding Volunteer Group (2020, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008)
  • Awarded the AIHA Soaring Star Award (2016)

Qualifications to Join

Members must be an AIHA member in good standing. If you are interested in learning more

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