The Fellow designation (FAIHATM) was established to recognize members who are full members in good standing, have 15 years of continuous membership, and have made recognized contributions to industrial hygiene or related disciplines, either through research, leadership, publications, education, or service to AIHA. The Fellow designation is limited to no more than five percent of the membership.
- Original research or invention, demonstrated by the publication of papers in refereed journals. (Some consideration will be given to articles in trade journals.) The nominee must be the principal or the secondary author.
- Work in policy areas which may include corporate, federal, state, and local activities as well as standards development and advocacy.
- Technical, scientific, or management leadership in industrial hygiene.
- Exemplary contributions to improving education in industrial hygiene. Contributions to education include textbook authorship, editorships for IH compendia (e.g., Patty’s), teaching PDCs and evaluations from those PDCs, giving short courses, development of training and teaching tools, etc.
- Direct contribution to AIHA by serving as an officer, in committee work, or conference planning.