AIHA-OSHA Alliance

AIHA OSHA Alliance Signing

AIHA and OSHA renewed their alliance agreement on May 21, 2013. The extended relationship between AIHA and OSHA will encourage training, education, outreach, and communication, and promote national dialogue on workplace safety and health. The agreement was originally signed on October 2, 2002.

Safe + Sound Week

The goal of Safe + Sound Week is to raise awareness and understanding about the value of safety and health programs among workplaces across the United States.

During the week of Aug. 13–19, organizations of all sizes and from any industry are asked to undertake activities to show their commitment to safety to workers, customers, the public, and supply chain partners. The Safe + Sound Week website lists some ideas to help organizations plan activities and events that include core elements of a successful safety and health program: management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing hazards.

AIHA is proud to be a co-organizer of this vital initiative along with OSHA, NIOSH, the National Safety Council, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). Numerous trade, labor, and professional organizations are partnering with us to promote this opportunity to their members. 

OSHA's website is now updated with resources to help organizations plan events and activities during the agency's second annual Safe + Sound Week. Planning and promotional tools such as event agendas, a planning checklist, graphics, and sample social media posts are available. The website also provides downloadable, customizable communications including press releases, emails, and website content.

In case you missed it: The Safe + Sound Campaign held a free live webinar on Feb. 21 that highlighted resources that organizations can use to create a strong job site safety climate and become effective safety leaders. " Tools for a Successful Workplace Safety and Health Program" was hosted by CPWR. The recording is now available on YouTube.

Tip Sheets

AIHA Volunteer Groups have developed the following one-page tip sheets for occupational health and safety professionals to use for at-a-glance information on specific hazards. Each tip sheet provides a brief description of the hazard, methods of control, and resources for additional information. These tips are supported by the OSHA Alliance.

​Safety Alerts

Through the OSHA and Shipbuilding Group Alliance and the American Industrial Hygiene Association and American Society of Safety Engineers Alliances, in June 2011 the participants developed a safety alert addressing the prevention of ergonomic-related hazards in shipyard employment, including possible solutions to prevent injuries during the job.
For further information, visit OSHA's Alliance page.
Through our AIHA-OSHA National Alliance, and in coordination with ASA, ASSE, NSRP, and SCA, included below is a series of Safety Alerts.

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