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 country.

During the week of June 12–18, organizations of all sizes and from any industry are asked to undertake activities to kick off a safety and health program or energize their existing programs.

AIHA is proud to be a co-sponsor of this vital initiative along with OSHA, the National Safety Council, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Numerous trade, labor, and professional organizations are partnering with us to promote this opportunity to their members. 

OSHA's Safe + Sound Week website is now updated with resources to help plan events and activities during the week and an interactive map of planned events from across the country. Planning and promotional tools such as event agendas, a planning checklist, graphics, and fliers and posters are also available. Customizable communications including press releases, articles, and emails are also available.

In case you missed it: Representatives from OSHA, NIOSH, AIHA, and the National Safety Council held a webinar on May 23 to discuss the value and impact of safety and programs as well as ideas for simple activities your company can implement during Safe + Sound Week. Presenters included Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr. (NJ Section of AIHA), Thomas R. Cunningham (NIOSH), and Todd Hohn (PG&E). 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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