Director Nomination Process

The American Board of Industrial Hygiene is an international professional certification board for industrial hygienists.  As the premier credentialing organization for Industrial Hygiene (Occupational- and Environmental-Health and Safety), ABIH serves its credentialed practitioners by establishing and administering a valid, reliable, and rigorous credentialing process to protect the public and meet the needs of employers, which ultimately serves to promote, elevate and sustain the practice of the industrial hygiene profession worldwide.

The Board of Directors is comprised of twelve Diplomates (ABIH certificate holders) for four-year terms, and one public member for a two-year term. The goal of Board composition is to have a broad representation from the professional community. Two to three new Board members are selected each year.

The ABIH Board of Directors uses the Carver Policy Governance model, which emphasizes policy- making and strategic leadership in four main areas:

  • Ends:  what results are to be achieved, for whom and at what cost
  • Executive Limitations:  staff boundaries for operational/administrative activities
  • Board-Staff Linkage:  delegation of authority to staff and staff accountability
  • Governance Process:  how the Board governs itself and is held accountable

The Board meets face-to-face, for one to two days, three times per year (January, during the AIHce, and AIHA Fall Conference).  The meetings are usually held on a weekend to avoid conflicting with work.  Expenses related to Board travel are covered by ABIH.  Monthly conference calls are scheduled to also conduct business and monitor progress.

The ABIH is a 501(c)6 non-profit corporation.  The Board of Directors does have fiduciary responsibility for the work of the organization.  ABIH maintains Directors and Officers liability insurance.  Because of the nature of the Board’s work, Directors will be expected to sign a Confidentiality/Conflict of interest statement.

Additional information on the ABIH can be found here on our website or by contacting the ABIH Nominations Committee (

We invite you to join this group of committed industrial hygiene professionals by submitting a nomination form for consideration and your resume or curriculum vitae.

Click here for the ABIH Nomination Form

Click here to email your Resume or Curriculum Vitae to

2019 Time Table

June 15th Deadline for qualified and interested candidates to submit a Nomination Packet
June 30th Staff verifies that packets are complete and sends acknowledgments to candidates
July-September Board Selection Committee reviews all candidates. Interviews and recommends final nominees to the full Board
September New Directors elected at the September Board Meeting (held via conference call). Staff notifies candidates of election results
October-December New Director orientation sessions (conducted via webinar)

October New Directors attend and observe at ABIH Fall Board Meeting (in-person meeting held in Lansing, MI)
January 1, 2020 New Directors begin their four-year terms of office