Goals and Objectives

  • Create and facilitate networking opportunities.
  • CIH preparation and study groups.
  • Link members to resources, mentors, and provide routine updates.
  • Thought leadership for early OEHS professionals.


OEHS Career Professional Award

This award is presented to an individual or individuals (up to 2) who have made significant contributions to OEHS, above and beyond their typical job responsibilities. This can include contributions in the area of student development, mentoring, or early career guidance. Nominees must have demonstrated a commitment to promoting the profession of OEHS, advancing the profession among students and early career professionals, and/or providing guidance and mentorship to students or early-career professionals. This award is presented by the AIHA Academic Advisory Group and the AIHA Student and Early Career Professionals Committee. This year’s recipient is Georgi Popov, PhD, QEP, CSP, ARM, SMS, CMC, FAIHA.

Georgi Popov Headshot
Georgi Popov

Criteria for Eligibility:

To be eligible for this award, nominees must meet the following (minimum) criteria:

  • Be actively involved in the practice of Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment or a full-time instructor of a recognized OEHS program

  • Nominees must also be active members of AIHA

  • Demonstrate evidence with respect to student development, mentoring, or early career guidance

  • Be actively involved as a volunteer in any working group of AIHA, ACGIH, APHA, ASSP, or related associations

  • Not an active AIHA Board Member, involved in the development or award-selection process in the last two years, or have other potential conflicts of interest (please contact Maggie Murphy with questions, [email protected]).