The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists was formed in 1980 with the overall objective of helping to ensure that workplace health hazards are eliminated or controlled.
It seeks to achieve this by:
- promoting the profession of occupational hygiene in industry, government and the general community
- improving the practice of occupational hygiene and the knowledge, competence and standing of its practitioners
- providing a forum for the exchange of occupational hygiene information and ideas
- promoting the application of occupational hygiene principles to improve and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for all; and
- representing the profession nationally and internationally.
The affairs of the Institute are managed by an elected governing Council comprised of the President, President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and three Councillors.