FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Release No. SPR-13-09-16-01
Nicole Racadag, AIHA Communications
(703) 846-0700; firstname.lastname@example.org
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (September 16, 2013) — The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is deeply saddened to learn about the deaths and destruction caused by the devastating floods in Colorado. While our thoughts are with those who have lost their families, homes and businesses, AIHA’s consumer information center has several resources available for workers to identify, manage and control the risks associated with floods.
Floods are serious catastrophes. While workers who respond to flooded areas face great risks, they can better protect themselves by learning about the hazards commonly associated with floods, such as drowning, downed power lines, carbon monoxide poisoning and exposures during mold cleanup.
AIHA Consultants Listing, the premier directory of industrial hygiene (IH) and occupational and environmental health and safety consultants, contains a listing of IH professionals who can provide guidance during flood recovery and cleanup. The AIHA Consultants Listing is available free of charge.
“Industrial hygienists are a vital resource for governmental agencies, private response organizations and local emergency planning committees, providing a wide range of health and safety expertise to responders, support staff and the surrounding community,” said AIHA President Barbara J. Dawson, CIH, CSP. “Industrial hygienists’ broad professional experience, training and educational background provide planners, incident commanders and community leaders with effective methods to manage the risks associated with natural disasters.”
Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the premier association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA’s 10,000 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. Members represent a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government and academia.