About the Network

The Health & Safety Network, formerly a committee, was approved in April 2020.

Our Charge

To increase the knowledge of safety hazards, control measures and general health issues related to the conservation profession, the Network is charged with providing educational and technical information to the AIC membership. The Network maintains strong working relationships with public health and safety, occupational medicine, and fire protection professionals and their organizations, who donate their time and knowledge to the benefit of AIC membership. 


There are up to 13 positions (AIC membership is required), each serving one 4 year term with a possible renewal for a second term. By charge, at least one member must be an Occupational Health and Safety Professional.  The chair usually serves for 2 years, and is elected from the Network leadership. The conservation student member serves for a single 2 year term, and is the H&S Network liaison with the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network. Members serve staggered terms. The Primary Leadership positions are:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Chair Emeritus/a
  • Publications Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Working Group/Projects Officer
  • Student Member
  • Allied Professional (at large)
  • Conservation Professional Alliances Officer

Two liaisons:

  • AIC Staff Liaison
  • AIC Board Liaison (Specialty Groups and Networks)
If you are interested in serving as an officer for this network, check our Volunteer Opportunities page to see if there are any open positions.

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