AIHA Applauds Presidential Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Release No. SPR-13​​​-0801-01

CONTACT:
Nicole Racadag, AIHA Communications
(703) 846-0700; nracadag@aiha.org​

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (August 1, 2013) — The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) supports the Presidential Executive Order on improving chemical facility safety and security in the U.S. 

“We support any initiatives that promise increased worker health and safety and look forward to working with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) in a proposed rulemaking,” said AIHA President Barbara J. Dawson, CIH, CSP.  

“In addition, we support the increased cooperation of government agencies in information sharing.  It’s unfortunate that it takes an event such as the fertilizer explosion in West, Texas, to move forward with increased efforts to protect workers but this executive order is a step in the right direction.  AIHA members involved in process safety management will take a close look at the Presidential Executive Order and offer more definitive comments as soon as it has been thoroughly reviewed.”

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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.

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