Who we are

The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) was established in 1980 and is the peak organisation representing professionals working in occupational hygiene in Australia. Membership of AIOH is open to both professional occupational hygienists and to those with an interest in worker health protection and a healthier work environment. It is the largest organisation representing occupational hygienists with over 1,000 members.

The AIOH is an inaugural member of the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA).


Our VISION is for a healthy workplace

In working toward the achievement of this vision, our MISSION is to:


healthy workplaces and protect the health of Australian workers through the application of the knowledge, practice and standing of occupational health and occupational hygiene.


the practice of occupational hygiene, and the knowledge, competence and standing of its practitioners.


the profile of the profession of occupational hygiene in Australia.


government and industry to create healthy workplaces.

What we do

We aim to protect the health of workers by preventing
ill health in the workplace, by promoting the science
and practice of occupational hygiene via:

  • Membership
  • Qualifications
  • Conferences & Events
  • Publications & position papers
  • Submissions


Our activities include


Via campaigns and initiatives, AIOH collaborates with other stakeholders in the field of health and safety to highlight risks, and raise awareness of the causes of occupational diseases - and how workers should be protected. Through this, we can help influence national and international policy and practice.


We advance the profession by producing educational resources for members, connecting current and future industry leaders, and promoting the value of their practice to corporations and the general public.


We provide a collective voice for the profession by advocating on policy which improves legislation, regulation and standards.


We provide expertise and facilitate the sharing of knowledge through our programs, events and conferences, publications and guidance.


The Strategic Plan

Developed by the AIOH Council, the Strategic Plan provides a clear vision and mission for the Institute, identifies key areas of focus in which work is conducted toward achieving the stated goals, and assists the AIOH Council to assess performance in relation to these goals. The five year plan is reviewed and refreshed by the Council annually.

The Council also approves an annual business plan which is aligned to the Strategic Plan and provides detail of the annual program of work toward strategic goals.

Strategic Plan Summary (2018 - 2023)