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OHAO Membership

Membership in the Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario is open to anyone interested in the fields of occupational hygiene or occupational health and safety. Membership Application Form (PDF) (Please note you can download this PDF and fill it out as a form)

Membership Dues

MEMBERSHIP TYPE ANNUAL FEE ONLINE PAYMENT
NEW Professional & Associate $80.00 plus HST
RENEW Professional & Associate $80.00 plus HST
Student $25.00 plus HST

Membership Benefits and Activities
Professional
Membership in the Association contributes towards professional growth and recognition. It provides the opportunity for interaction with professional Occupational Hygienists from government, industry, labour and colleagues in other health and safety fields.

Educational
Educational symposia on pertinent issues are held a minimum of twice per year. OHAO also sponsors conferences, workshops and regional dinner meetings. Reduced registration fees are offered to members. For a complete listing of upcoming events, go to the Events page.
Newsletter
All members receive the OHAO newsletter, "OH Forum" containing up-to-date information on Association activities and occupational health and safety, including notices of educational workshops, conferences, symposia and regulatory developments. Samples of the latest issues of "OH Forum" are available on-line.
Committees
Participation in Association activities is encouraged and all members are urged to get involved by serving on committees and task forces. For more information, go to the Committees page.

Membership Categories
Professional Member
A Professional Member shall be a person who holds a valid Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist (ROHT) or Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) certificate or a person who has a total of six (6) year’s combined post-secondary education and occupational hygiene work experience.

At the time of application, the applicant should be engaged in the practice of occupational hygiene.

A Professional Member may serve on committees, vote and be elected as a officer or director of the Association in accordance with the Bylaws.

Associate Member
An Associate Member shall be any person who has an interest in occupational hygiene and is engaged in any aspect of the field of occupational health and safety.

An Associate Member may serve on committees, vote and be elected as a director of the Association in accordance with the Bylaws.

Student Member
Student membership is open to any person who has an interest in occupational hygiene and is registered full time in an occupational hygiene, environmental, health or safety related program at a post-secondary institution in Canada.

Definitions
Occupational Hygiene
Occupational Hygiene is a science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of those environmental factors or stressors arising in or from the workplace which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort and inefficiency amongst workers or among the citizens of the community.



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