Membership shall be opened to all who are interested in the objectives of MIHA and shall be of six classes, namely Full Member, Associate Member, Affiliate Member, Student Member and Organizational Member and Honorary Member. Approval by the Committee Members for its designee shall be required for election to all classes of membership.
A Full Member shall be opened to all persons above 18 years of age who are Malaysian citizens and graduate with a degree in industrial hygiene, chemistry, physics, engineering, biology or a cognate discipline and who has been engaged a majority of time for at least three years in industrial hygiene-related activities as defined by Committee Members. MIHA will consider and may accept any other degree proposed by a candidate who provides evidence of the scientific content of the curriculum. Social sciences are not considered as qualifying sciences. Where an applicant does not have a degree, experience may be substituted on the basis of two years of qualifying experience for one year of undergraduate education. Full Member shall be entitled to attend and vote at all general meetings and shall be eligible for election to the Committee Members of MIHA.
An Associate member shall be opened to all persons above 18 years of age who graduate with a degree in industrial hygiene, chemistry, physics, engineering, biology or a cognate discipline and who has been engaged a majority of time for less than 5 years in industrial hygiene-related activities as defined by the Committee Members. Where an applicant does not have a acceptable degree, experience may be substituted on the basis of two years of qualifying experience for one year of undergraduate education. An Associate member shall not entitled to vote at such meeting and shall not be eligible for election to the Committee Members of MIHA.
A full-time student at the college undergraduate or graduate level may become a Student Member upon application and yearly submission of adequate matriculation documentation to MIHA. Such application must be supported with an approval letter from the Vice Chancellor of the University or college. A Student Member shall be entitled to attend all general meetings of MIHA, but shall not be entitled to vote at such meetings, nor shall they be eligible for election to serve as members of Committee Members.
The Committee Members may approve as Organizational members such organizations as may apply for this status. The dues for Organizational Members and the privileges of this class of membership shall be defined by the Committee Members. The organization may appoint maximum of three (3) representatives to attend all general meetings of MIHA or any other activities organized by MIHA. Organizational Members shall have no vote nor shall they be eligible for election to serve as members of Committee Members.
Application for membership shall be made on forms approved by the Committee Members. All application for membership must be proposed and seconded by at least two existing members and shall be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary who shall at the first convenient opportunity, submit the application to the Committee Members for approval. The Committee Members, May at its discretion, reject any application without assigning any reason thereof.
At least 2 Full Members may nominate a person who is distinguished in the field of industrial hygiene, or in a closely related scientific field, or who has made significant contributions to the industrial hygiene field. Such nomination shall be approved by at least two thirds of the Committee Members. Honorary membership shall be considered as purely honorary and requiring no dues; an Honorary member may not vote on Association matters unless as a Full Member in good standing.