The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienist was established in 1980 and is the largest 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.
The Institute was formed in 1980 and Incorporated in 1988. An elected governing Council, comprising the President, President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and three Councillors, manages the business and professional affairs of the Institute.
The AIOH is an inaugural member of the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA).
Our vision is for a healthy workplace.
Our mission, in working toward the achievement of this vision, is to:
Raise the profile of the profession of occupational hygiene;
Influence government and industry to create healthy workplaces; and
Improve the practice of occupational hygiene, and the knowledge, competence and standing of its practitioners.
This strategic plan has been developed by the AIOH Council to assist the Institute to achieve its strategic goals, and to assist the council to assess its performance in relation to these goals. It is the primary planning document of the governing Council.
The plan provides a clear Vision and Mission for the Institute, and identifies key areas of focus (Key Result Areas) in which work is conducted toward achieving that Vision and Mission.
The environment and market scans in the appendices provide background and context for the plan.
The plan is a five year plan but is reviewed and refreshed by the governing Council on an annual basis.
Each year, the Council approves an annual business plan, which is aligned to this strategic plan, and provides detail of the annual program of work toward strategic goals.