American Industrial Hygiene Association: Student Chapter


To promote the advancement of the industrial hygiene profession and to foster the professional well-being and development of its members within its campus and community.


The AIHA Student Chapter at UTHealth School of Public Health is a student section of the national AIHA organization. The organization’s goal is to assist students in understanding the possible paths they can take with their career. Possible paths include environmental protection, occupational health, safety,  industrial hygiene and many more. Come join us each month to listen to speakers from various industries talk about their experience in the field of health and safety. All are welcome.

Member Benefits

  • Potential for practicum opportunities
  • Professional networking

Membership is open to all students at UTHealth School of Public Health

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Current Officers

Alyse Grumbles – President

Samantha Howe – Vice President

Angela Sung – Treasurer/Secretary

Faculty Advisor: Lawrence Whitehead, Ph.D.

Industrial hygienists are scientists and engineers committed to protecting the health and safety of people in the workplace and the community. They are devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace that may cause sickness, impaired health, or significant discomfort among workers and citizens of the community.

What health and safety issues do industrial hygienists work with?

  • Indoor air quality (sick building syndrome, second-hand tobacco smoke)
  • Evaluating and controlling environmental lead exposure
  • Emergency response planning and community right-to-know
  • Occupational disease (AIDS in the workplace, tuberculosis, silicosis)
  • Potentially hazardous agents such as asbestos, pesticides, and radon gas
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders (repetitive stress injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Radiation (electromagnetic fields, microwaves)
  • Reproductive health hazards in the workplace
  • Setting limits on exposure to chemical and physical agents
  • Detection and control of potential occupational hazards such as noise, radiation, and illumination
  • Hazardous waste management