How the Pandemic Is Affecting Membership
AIHA and its members have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic response since the beginning of the outbreak, contributing by publishing guidance documents, consulting and advising organizations, individuals, and government bodies, working on the frontlines, and raising public awareness of the profession. How has the pandemic affected membership? With jobs at risk, businesses closing, and an unstable economy, AIHA has provided its members with a platform to be heard, career guidance and support, volunteer opportunities, up-to-date news and research, virtual educational offerings, and other resources to help them do their jobs better through these difficult times.
As a member, you can be at ease knowing that AIHA does everything we can to support you and provide the resources you need to do your job at the highest level. With renewal season around the corner, we hope that you continue to be a part of the AIHA family as we work toward a better workplace and a better world.
AIHA has assisted allied partners and organizations such as the American Water Works Association, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, and the American Dental Association, working together to advance workplace safety and health and strengthen the occupational safety and health profession.
AIHA also joined the National Safety Council (NSC) task force to support the "SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns" initiative, a comprehensive plan developed to guide employers through the process of safely resuming work and operations now and after the pandemic. This collaboration ensures that worker safety is a priority for employers.
AIHA’s visibility in the press has increased and so has public recognition of it as a leading health and safety association. In fact, AIHA was recently named one of 100 Associations That Will Save the World by ASAE under the safety category.
The Back to Work Safely™ guidance documents and resources continue to receive much-deserved attention from media outlets such as MSN, Readers' Digest, Medium, Facility Executive, Money, and The Irish Times.
Our volunteer groups have been operating on overdrive since the virus outbreak, collaborating to develop and publish the 25 workplace-specific Back to Work Safely documents as well as additional guidance on our COVID-19 Resources page. Members have been working hard to help address the safety needs of workers and the public.
If you haven’t already joined a volunteer group, now is the time to engage and add your expertise as we continue to address health and safety issues around the globe. Not ready to volunteer? Then lend your voice to the Catalyst online community and join your peers in exchanging knowledge and growing your network.