Position Statement on Chemical Management Reform and Innovation

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: November 16th, 2011

Retrieved from: American Industrial Hygiene Association


The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is an internationally recognized organization that supports protection of worker health. The AIHA is comprised of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals with members from industry, business, academia, government, unions, and other non-governmental organizations (NGO’s). As a profession, we share common commitments that support effective chemical management policies and product development initiatives to promote environmental stewardship and the protection of worker health and safety. This position statement describes AIHA’s vision and advocacy regarding integrating stewardship and
sustainability considerations into chemical management policies and innovation. The AIHA supports innovations in chemical development to advance sustainable and safer products. AIHA supports regulatory policies and voluntary or consensus guidelines which increase the body of scientific knowledge to more effectively anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control potential exposures and impacts.