Tag: AIHA

AIHA Releases Revised COVID-19 Guidelines

The AIHA (formerly the American Industrial Hygiene Association) announced the release of revised Back to Work Safety (BTWS) Guidelines. Updates to the revised guidelines include alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new recommendations regarding vaccinated individuals; the hierarchy of health and safety controls; and references to current scientific evidence indicating that […]

AIHA Voices Concerns About COVID-19 ETS

On July 27, AIHA (formerly the American Industrial Hygiene Association) revealed concerns about the federal COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) in a 13-page letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). AIHA urged the agency to closely examine and immediately revise the emergency rule’s provisions dealing with ventilation, physical barriers, and transmission by inhalation […]

Coronavirus

AIHA Releases Expanded and Updated COVID-19 Guidelines

AIHA (formerly known as the American Industrial Hygiene Association) has expanded its collection of guidelines for businesses reopening during the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The group also continues to update existing industry-specific guidance.

Safety training

OEHS Career Opportunities the Focus of New AIHA Site

AIHA, a group of occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals, has launched a new website (https://oehscareers.org/) for students, teachers, and counselors promoting career options in the field. The group, previously known as the American Industrial Hygiene Association, pointed out in its website announcement that the average starting salary for young OEHS professionals, including […]

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AIHA Releases COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

On August 31, AIHA (formerly the American Industrial Hygiene Association) released guidance documents and a white paper for employers trying to control workplace infections during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

First responders, ambulance corps

AIHA Launches Site for First Responder Health Resources

AIHA (formerly the American Industrial Hygiene Association) launched a new website—https://www.workerhealthsafety.org/first-responders—with occupational health resources about the long-term health risks faced by emergency responders. The website includes a case study of training to prepare first responders for rail emergencies and a directory of industrial hygienists and occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals.

Reopening

National Safety Council Urges Caution in Reopening Business

Employers should reopen only when they can do so safely, the National Safety Council (NSC) said in response to guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for office workers returning to work during the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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AIHA and NSC Provide Reopening Resources for Employers

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and National Safety Council (NSC) both released guidelines and resources for employers reopening workplaces as state COVID-19 stay-at-home orders begin to expire. AIHA collected guidelines for several industries on its newly launched https://www.backtoworksafely.org/ website. NSC published a reopening framework based on recommendations of the Safe Actions for Employee Returns […]