AIHA Strategic Planning


AIHA Strategic Plan 2016-2018

This plan was developed in late 2015 and remains in effect through the end of 2018. It focuses on the AIHA (the 501(C)6 membership organization), but does NOT reference our other subsidiaries and entities (our LLCs, Product Stewardship Society, Education Foundation) per se. Please note that each subsidiary has now developed its specific strategic plan.

Download the current strategic plan with progress made through July 2018.

NEW AIHA Strategic Plan 2019-2021 

The Board convened in July to review and formally approve the Association’s new strategic plan, which is reflective of the entire AIHA enterprise. A task force had been formed in the fall of 2017 and worked through the first half of the year to craft this plan.  Special thanks to the entire team – Deborah Nelson (Chair, Barbara Dawson, Cindy Ostrowski, Dina Siegel, Georgi Popov, Jake Shedd, John Moore, Kathy Murphy, Melissa Rupert – and AIHA staff for their invaluable input.  

The new plan features five (5) domains: Community, Awareness, Advancement & Dissemination of Knowledge, Integrity of IH Practice, and Advocacy. It will also feature a series of metrics across each domain, which will enable the Board and staff to monitor progress and measure success.  The Board regularly reviews how we are doing vis-à-vis our plans.

NEW AIHA Mission: Empowering those who apply scientific knowledge to protect all workers from occupational hazards

NEW AIHA Vision: A world where all workers are healthy and safe

Download the NEW strategic plan.

Core Values

  • We prevent illnesses and injuries: AIHA members strive to prevent occupational illness and injury as a fundamental principle of the industrial hygiene and related occupational and environmental health and safety professions.
  • We advocate and develop science-based policy and practice:  AIHA members advocate for the profession and develop sound science-based public policy and practice through collaboration across scientific and technical communities to ensure that safe and healthy environments are provided for all workers and communities.
  • We respect workers and communities:  AIHA members respect the rights of workers and communities to have healthy and safe environments.
  • We support employers and employees:  AIHA members recognize and support that operational excellence is complementary to both business and industrial hygiene and related occupational and environmental health and safety goals and priorities.
  • We respect our members:  AIHA’s Board of Directors, volunteers, members, and staff conduct the business of the Association with respect for diversity of opinion, transparent and open communication, and with due consideration of each member’s limited volunteer time.