AIHA is the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) 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 and the communities in which they work.
AIHA was formed in 1939 and is a non-profit organization incorporated in Illinois (US Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(6)). An elected governing Board of Directors manages the Association. The Association’s overall objective is to help ensure that work-related occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) hazards are anticipated and eliminated or controlled.
It seeks to achieve this by:
- Promoting the profession and OEHS practice in the industry, government, and the general community
- Improving the practice of OEHS and the knowledge, competence, and standing of its practitioners
- Providing a global forum for the exchange of OEHS information and ideas
- Representing the profession nationally and internationally
Our Mission: Empowering and advancing those who apply scientific knowledge to protect all workers and their communities from occupational and environmental hazards.
Our Vision: A world where all workers and their communities are healthy and safe.
Value Proposition: AIHA members are scientists and professionals who protect the health and safety of workers and communities by reducing risks and safeguarding operations to help organizations operate efficiently and without interruption.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE UNITED STATES:
- Every day, approximately 275 people die from occupational injuries and illnesses in the United States alone.
- Approximately 95,000 workers died in 2017 from occupational diseases.
- About 3.5 million workers suffered occupational injuries or illnesses in 2017 alone. These were just the reported injuries and illnesses – the actual total numbers may be even higher.
- 5,250: The number of recorded workplace fatalities from injuries in the U.S. in 2018. This was a 2% increase from 2017.
AIHA University is your go-to resource for scientific-based education
- Learn from educators from around the world who are experts in their field representing several industries
- Enjoy exceptional customer service from our continuing education team
- Stay on top of trending topics affecting OEHS professionals at every level of your career
- Fit continuing education into your busy schedule with multiple eLearning options
- Earn contact hours for multiple certification bodies to maintain your certification
- Save money without sacrificing quality; we offer education opportunities at several price points
- Rest easy knowing you’re tapping into education resources that are respected in the OEHS industry
- Find training solutions for every IH and OEHS professional, including group learning
To learn more, visit https://www.aiha.org/education or browse our online AIHA University catalog.
Find the information you need from AIHA’s press releases, position statements, and membership letters. We also answer media inquiries and put journalists in touch with IH/OEHS experts and resources.
To learn more, visit https://www.aiha.org/about-aiha/communication-center
AIHA conferences, meetings, and annual exposition provide education, technology, and the latest research in worker health and safety. Our flagship event is AIHce EXP, the premier destination for OEHS professionals to share new ideas and learn strategies needed to protect worker health.
To learn more about AIHA events, visit https://www.aiha.org/our-events