American Industrial Hygiene Association Video Earns International Awards


Release No. SPR-13-0528-01

Nicole Racadag, AIHA Communications
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Video demonstrates importance of industrial/occupational hygiene to worker health and safety

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (May 28, 2013) — The American Industrial Hygiene Association© (AIHA) was honored by the International Academy of Visual Arts and awarded two 2013 Communicator Awards for its video: “The Right Thing To Do — What is Industrial Hygiene?” AIHA produced this animated video to answer the question, “What is Industrial Hygiene?” Through clear language and images understandable to a wide audience, the video explains the role of industrial and occupational hygienists in keeping people safe at work.

The video can be viewed and downloaded at:

The video provides closed-captioning in English, as well as subtitles in several languages.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized by the International Academy of Visual Arts for this video,” said Peter J. O’Neil, FASAE, CAE, the executive director of AIHA. “As the video demonstrates, the exposures facing modern workers are challenging and the need for industrial hygiene is greater than ever but through scientific and educational techniques, industrial hygienists are able to solve health and safety problems in thousands of different work settings and in the community.”

As noted on its website, the Communicator Awards is a leading international awards program recognizing creative excellence in communications. The Communicator Awards are judged by the International Academy of Visual Arts — an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative, and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from organizations such as Condé Nast, Disney, Lockheed Martin, MTV, Time, Inc., Yahoo, and others.

The awards are distinguished in the two online video categories of education and training.

AIHA also received this year’s International Summit Creative Award in the category of education/training videos. The Summit Creative Award recognizes and celebrates the creative accomplishments of small and medium agencies and other creative groups. Entries in 23 major categories are judged against a stringent set of standards for innovation, creative concepts, execution, and the ability to communicate and persuade. This year's creative competition included entries from 22 countries.

​About AIHA®

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.