April 1, 2019

2019 Media Alert: AIHA and IAQA Collaborate for the Update of Indoor Air Quality Body of Knowledge

What: Today, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, in partnership with the Indoor Air Quality Association, released the updated Indoor Air Quality Practitioners Body of Knowledge (IAQ Practitioners BoK).

Why: The IAQ Practitioners BoK outlines the competencies needed in the area of indoor air quality practice. For the past 12 months a task force of highly qualified subject matter experts from AIHA and IAQA collaborated to review this document.

The 2019 IAQ Practitioners BoK contains the following updates:

  • Assessments, such as data gathering, limitations and walkthrough inspection
  • Buildings and building systems, including building science and Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Mitigation of indoor air/environmental quality problems

This update of the IAQ Practitioners BoK takes into account the changes in the IAQ field that have taken place since the original BoK was issued,” said Donald Weekes, CIH, AIHA Fellow and member of the task force. “The BoK will serve as the best criteria to measure competencies of the practitioners in the IAQ field.

This BoK represents the power of a strong collaboration between industry partner associations. On behalf of the IAQA Board of Directors, I am proud to have been a part of this process,” said Jay M. Stake, IAQA President.

Where: To download the IAQ Practitioners BoK, visit AIHA’s website.

Who: Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization serving professionals dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control and confirmation of environmental stressors in or arising from the workplace that may result in injury, illness or impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community. AIHA provides comprehensive education programs and other products and services that help its members maintain the highest professional standards.

More than half of AIHA’s nearly 8,500 members are Certified Industrial Hygienists, and many hold other professional designations. AIHA serves as a resource for those employed in the industrial, consulting, academic and government sectors.

Visit www.aiha.org for more information.