Welcome to the Gulf Coast Local Section Website

About the Section

The local sections of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) are the grassroots of the association. The mission of the Gulf Coast Section is to promote the purposes of the AIHA. The Gulf Coast Section's area includes counties in Texas from Port Lavaca to Beaumont, and Galveston to College Station.

The purposes of AIHA are to:

1. Promote the field of industrial hygiene
2. Provide education and training
3. Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information
4. Represent the interests of industrial hygienists and those they serve.

The Gulf Coast Section has approximately 135 members. Nationally, AIHA membership exceeds 11,800.

Regular meetings of the Gulf Coast membership are held on the third Thursday of odd numbered months.

Benefits of local section membership include

  • Voting rights

  • The Gulf Coast Monitor - a semi-monthly newsletter

  • Opportunities for committee involvement

  • Access to local Job Information, and networking opportunities.

The section also sponsors a review course in preparation for the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) examinations, and Exhibitor's Show annual meeting in September.

The Texas Industrial Hygiene Council (TIHC) is a state governmental affairs organization which is co-sponsored by the local sections of the AIHA in Texas. The TIHC offers the opportunity to impact local and state legislative issues.

You can join the section by printing our membership form and mailing it with your dues to the address listed on the form . You can contact the Gulf Coast Section by e-mail. Please be sure to leave a day-time telephone number.

Here is the final version of the GCS Operations Manual. Date December 1, 2010.

And to keep you in tune with our Local Section progress, here are the minutes from our latest minutes (May 2015).

The American Board of Industrial Hygiene has approved CM points for our regular dinner meetings.

Don't hesitate to forward comments to any member of the GCS Board.

See AIHA's Aaron Tripler's latest "Happenings" Column!




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