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Bylaws - American Industrial Hygiene Association BC-Yukon Local Section

The object of the BC-Yukon Section, American Industrial Hygiene Association shall be as follows:

  1. To promote the study, evaluation, and control of environmental stresses arising in or from the workplace or its products, in relation to the health or well-being and safety of workers and the public.
  2. To increase the knowledge of industrial and environmental health through the research, interchange, and dissemination of information, and to bring together persons interested in the various phases of industrial and environmental health.
  3. To promote the profession through the encouragement of interest within and cooperation with governmental, industrial, educational, and other professional bodies.
  4. To lobby for the formal recognition of the Industrial Hygiene Profession.
  5. To promote the employment of Industrial Hygienists in business, industry government, and other institutions in order to effectively address occupational health-concerns.

Part 1 — Interpretation



(1) In these bylaws, unless the context otherwise requires:

"AIHA" means the American Industrial Hygiene Association of Fairfax Virginia, USA;

"directors" means the directors of the society for the time being;

"local section" is the alternate common reference of this society;

"Society Act" means the Society Act of British Columbia from time to time in force and all amendments to it;

"registered address" of a member means the member's address as recorded in the register of members.

(2) The definitions in the Society Act on the date these bylaws become effective apply to these bylaws.

2 Words importing the singular include the plural and vice versa, and words importing a male person include a female person and a corporation.


Part 2 — Membership


3 The members of the society are the applicants for incorporation of the society, and those persons who subsequently become members, in accordance with these bylaws and, in either case, have not ceased to be members.
4 A person may apply to the directors for membership in the society and on acceptance by the directors is a member.
5 Every member must uphold the constitution and comply with these bylaws and have a professional interest in industrial hygiene, health, safety and the environment.
6 The amount of the first annual membership dues must be determined by the directors and after that the annual membership dues must be determined by a two-thirds majority ballot of the membership in accordance to Part 12 section 64.

A person ceases to be a member of the society

(a) by delivering his or her resignation in writing to the secretary of the society or by mailing or delivering it to the address of the society,

(b) on his or her death, on dissolution,

(c) on having been a member not in good standing for 12 consecutive months.

8 All members are in good standing except a member who has failed to pay his or her current annual membership fee, or any other subscription or debt due and owing by the member to the society, and the member is not in good standing so long as the debt remains unpaid after March 1 of any year.
9 Members accepted for membership shall pay 100% of the annual dues.


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