American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) was established in 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio and is one of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals.
The AIHA Alberta is a Local Section was founded in 1984 and is a non-profit organization. Our first executive consisted of the following members:
- President: Margaret Raymond
- President elect: Jim McLean
- Officer: Peter Krahn
- Officer: Gordon Dunn
- Officer: Roger Stacey
- Officer: Ken Wong
The original purpose of the Local Section was and still is to provide opportunities for networking and professional development amongst the environment, health and safety community within the province of Alberta. The local section also provides an opportunity for outreach and education to promote occupational health and safety and the industrial/occupational hygiene profession. The Alberta local section sponsors several symposiums, technical meetings and educational sessions each year.
Our membership consists of approximately 200 members with varied educational and employment backgrounds such as:
- Occupational/industrial hygienists
- Occupational health professionals such as nurses
- Environmental professionals
- Occupational safety professionals.
These professionals come from varied employment backgrounds such as industry, government, labor, academic institutions, consulting and other independent organizations.
While the activities of the local section are primarily within Alberta, membership is not limited to those within the province. Anyone with an interest in environment, health and safety is encouraged to join our section.