Australian Institute of Occupational (AIOH)

The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists Inc. (AIOH) is the association that represents professional occupational hygienists in Australia. The AIOH is the largest occupational hygiene society in Australia and the only professional society representing qualified occupational hygienists in Australia. The overall objective of the AIOH is to use science and engineering to prevent ill health caused by the environment in which people work. Representing the profession nationally and internationally;

Company details

PO Box 1205 , Tullamarine , Victoria 3043 Australia

Locations Served

Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Health and Safety
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:

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 a member of the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA).

The AIOH seeks to achieve this by:

  • Promoting the profession of occupational hygiene;

  • Improving the practice of occupational hygiene and the knowledge, competence and standing of its practitioners;

  • Increasing public awareness of the field of occupational hygiene.

Our vision

Our vision is for a healthy workplace.  

Our mission

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.

Strategic Plan

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.