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Welcome to the Alabama Local Section Website

The Alabama Local AIHA Section membership includes industrial hygienists, safety professionals, educators, health and safety vendors, students and others interested in protecting the health and safety of workers and our community.

To become a member of the Alabama Local AIHA Section use the links below:

  • If you are a National AIHA Member or want to become one use this link. Please add Alabama Local AIHA Section membership is $30 annually.

  • If you are not a National AIHA Member use this link. Full Alabama Local AIHA Section membership is $30 annually.

  • If you would like to become a Student Member use this link. Alabama Local AIHA Section Student Membership is $10 annually. Student members will be eligible for registration discounts during some Alabama Local AIHA Section events, receive our newsletters, be added to the member email list, gain networking opportunities, be given the opportunity to grow within the safety and health profession, as well as gain access to the AIHA eLearning subscription.

Alabama Local American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) Section

Founded in 1939, The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA)is one of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals practicing industrial hygiene (IH) in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.  AIHA is a community of more than 10,000 of the best and brightest in IH and occupational and environmental health and safety who share our mission of protecting worker heath.


The goal of the industrial hygienist is to keep workers, their families, and the community healthy and safe. They play a vital part in ensuring that federal, state, and local laws and regulations are followed in the work environment. 

Typical roles of the industrial hygienist include:

  • Investigating and examining the workplace for hazards and potential dangers.

  • Making recommendations on improving the safety of workers and the

  • surrounding community. Conducting scientific research to provide data on possible harmful conditions in the workplace. Developing techniques to anticipate and control potentially dangerous situations in the workplace and the community. Training and educating the community about job-related risks.


You will find Industrial Hygienists working in progressive establishments and in a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government and academia. We work with issues that concerns us all, including:

  • Evaluating and controlling environmental exposures

  • Emergency response planning and community right-to-know

  • Occupational diseases & illnesses (hearing loss, tuberculosis, silicosis, others)

  • Musculoskeletal disorders (from repetitive and forceful motions)

  • Indoor air quality (sick building syndrome, second-hand tobacco smoke)

  • Radiation (electromagnetic fields, ultrasonic waves, ionizing sources)

  • Reproductive health hazards in the workplace

  • Setting limits on exposure to chemical and physical agents

  • Emerging issues such as use of nanoparticles in manufacturing and research, the aging workforce, workplace violence and occupational stressors.


Membership in the Alabama AIHA provides you with a wide range of networking opportunities in the occupational health and safety field, including: Networking with other OEHS professionals in our region, Sharpening your skills with professional development opportunities, Making key contacts and interact with local allied groups, and Learning or exchanging best practices.





Last modified: May 22, 2014