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AIHA: American Industrial Hygiene Association

AIHA, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards protecting the health and safety of people in the workplace. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., United States, AIHA has over 10,000 members spread across 73 local sections. In addition to developing AIHA standards, AIHA also manages several global laboratory accreditation programs. Standards from AIHA are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI/AIHA Z10-2012

Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Provided in this updated standard is the blueprint for widespread benefits in health and safety, as well as in productivity, financial performance, quality, and other organizational and business objectives. Sections include Management Leadership and Employee Participation, Planning, Implementation and Operation, Evaluation and Corrective Action, and Management Review. Appendices address roles and responsibilities, policy statements, assessment and prioritization, audits, and more. 

ANSI/AIHA Z9.5-2012

Laboratory Ventilation

Every laboratory will benefit from this outline of laboratory ventilation requirements and practices. Chapters include performance tests, air cleaning, preventive maintenance, and work practices. Five appendices covering definitions, terms and units are included. Those involved in laboratory management, including chemical hygiene hygiene officers, campus and institutional health and safety staff, industrial hygienists, and environmental health and safety staff will benefit from this standard. 

ANSI/AIHA Z10-2005

American National Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

This newly developed OHSMS voluntary consensus standard provides critical management systems requirements and guidelines for improvement of occupational health and safety. Experts from labor, government, professional organizations and industry formulated this valuable standard after extensive examination of current national and international standards, guidelines and practices. ANSI Z10 provides the blueprint for widespread benefits in health and safety, as well as in productivity, financial, performance, quality, and other organizational and business objectives. The seven sections include Management Leadership and Employee Participation, Planning, Implementation and Operation, Evaluation and Corrective Action, Management Review. Appendices address roles and responsibilities, policy statements, assessment and prioritization, audit information, and much more.

ANSI/AIHA Z9.5-2003

Laboratory Ventilation

This standard sets forth the requirements for the design and operation of laboratory ventilation systems.
This standard does not apply to the following types of laboratories or hoods except as it may relate to general laboratory ventilation:
-Explosives laboratories;
-Radioisotope laboratories;
-Laminar flow hoods (e.g., a clean bench for product protection, not employee protection);
-Biological safety cabinets.
The purpose of this standard is to establish minimum requirements and best practices for laboratory ventilation systems to protect personnel from overexposure to harmful or potentially harmful airborne contaminants generated within the laboratory.
It does not apply to comfort or energy considerations unless they have an effect on contaminant control ventilation.
This standard:
-Sets forth ventilation requirements that will, combined with appropriate work practices, achieve acceptable concentrations of air contaminants;
-Informs the designer of the requirements and conflicts among various criteria relative to laboratory ventilation;
-Informs the User of information needed by designers.

ANSI/AIHA Z9.11-2008

Laboratory Decommissioning

A strategy to perform a risk assessment of a research space and to ensure the safety and readiness for the demolition worker to begin work, and/or for the next occupant is provided in this standard. This publication identifies the minimum acceptable criteria for completing the decommissioning process, and documenting the necessary information for regulatory and historical purposes.

Those involved in the development of a decommissioning plan for a research laboratory of any size will benefit by this guidance document. References, tables, and other resources for assessing the risk level of the project are also included.

ANSI/AIHA Z88.10-2010

Respirator Fit Testing Methods

Respiratory protection program managers receive clear and consistent guidance on the respirator fit-testing components of an effective respiratory protection program. This guide includes instructions regarding potential interference from personal protective equipment, detailed information on respirator face pieces, selection of face pieces, and other considerations for effective fit testing.

ANSI/AIHA Z9.1-2006

Ventilation and Control of Airborne Contaminants During Open-Surface Tank Operations

This standard establishes minimum control requirements and ventilation system design criteria for controlling and removing air contaminants. Its objectives are to protect the health and well-being of workers who are engaged in open-surface tank operations, and advise establishments to conform to local or state air pollution regulations.

ANSI/AIHA Z9.10-2010

Fundamentals Governing the Design and Operation of Dilution Ventilation Systems in Industrial Occupancies

This standard discusses fundamental good practices related to the commissioning, design, selection, installation, operation, maintenance, and testing of dilution ventilation (DV) or general exhaust ventilation (GEV) systems used for the control of employee exposure to airborne contaminants.

ANSI/AIHA Z9.3-2007

Spray Finishing Operations: Safety Code for Design, Construction, and Ventilation

Newly updated, this standard provides guidance to manufacturers and users to protect the health of personnel from contact with potentially toxic materials associated with spray finishing operations. The most current processes have been incorporated in topics that include: design and construction of spray booths and spray rooms, ventilation, velocity and airflow requirements, and personal protection. The Appendix provides examples of air volume flowrate calculations and an audit form.

ANSI/AIHA Z9.2-2001

Fundamentals Governing the Design and Operation of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems

The standard is intended for use by local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system owners, employers, industrial hygienists, facility engineers, maintenance personnel, testing and balancing personnel, ventilation system designers and others with responsibilities for LEV systems. The standard is compatible with the ACGIH Industrial Ventilation Manual and other recognized standards of good practice. The standard is auditable by those trained in local exhaust ventilation, and an audit form is provided. Check the Z9 committee webpage for more details.


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