March 13, 2023

AIHA and Institute of Hazardous Materials Management Sign Memorandum of Understanding

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (March 13, 2023)—AIHA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), entering a three-year agreement to enhance and promote the roles of professionals in fields represented by both organizations: that is, occupational and environmental health and safety and hazardous materials management. The MoU inaugurates a partnership that aims to advance the professionalism and practice of hazardous materials management, workplace health and safety, and industrial hygiene. Specifically, the two organizations will collaborate on planning, developing, and disseminating joint occupational and environmental health education programs and will also promote their partner’s products and services to their respective members.

“We’re delighted to take this important step to formalize an existing and productive relationship between AIHA and IHMM,” said Lawrence D. Sloan, AIHA’s CEO. “This agreement provides new opportunities to strengthen our cooperation in continued education and certification maintenance for Certified Industrial Hygienists and IHMM professionals.”

According to the executive director of IHMM, Eugene A. Guilford Jr., CAE, several of the organization’s credential blueprints have industrial hygiene components. These include the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner, Certified Safety and Health Manager, and Certified Safety Management Practitioner credentials. “Our credentials are stronger for access to AIHA’s education and training assets,” he said.

About AIHA

AIHA is the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community. Founded in 1939, we support our members with our expertise, networks, comprehensive education programs, and other products and services that help them maintain the highest professional and competency 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 across the public and private sectors, as well as to the communities in which they work. For more information, visit

About IHMM

Founded in 1984, the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), is a not-for-profit organization. IHMM has been protecting the environment and the public’s health, safety, and security through the creation of credentials recognizing professionals who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge, expertise, and excellence in the management of hazardous materials, dangerous goods transportation, environmental protection, health, and safety.