The American Industrial Hygiene Association's recently released 2000-2001 Annual Report gives some interesting insight. In 2000, AIHA gained approximately 902 new members and enjoyed a renewal rate of 90 percent for the current year - a slight percent increase over 1999.
But for the third straight year AIHA experienced a slight membership decline. There were 12,359 members at year-end 2000, down from 12,588 at the end of 1999. (In 1998, membership stood at 12,914; in 1997, at 13,231; and in 1996, at 13,021.)