Channel Descriptions

Document Translation

Description: Translating existing publications into another language.

Target Audience: OEHS/IH audience

Right for Me? Choose this format if you are looking to increase effective communication with the international community of OEHS/IH professionals.

Format Outline:

  • Existing publications translated into other languages, in the following order of priority:
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Mandarin Chinese
Tool Kit

Description: A scientific method or software tool developed to provide the practicing OEHS/IH professional with quick and easy access to the information necessary to evaluate and control hazards in the workplace.

Target Audience: OEHS/IH audience

Right for Me? Choose this format if you are looking to develop tools to assist OEHS/IH professionals in collecting, evaluating, and controlling hazards in the workplace.

Format Outline (include but are not limited to):

  • Decision logic spreadsheets (could be interactive)
  • Case studies

Description: Providing information through a visual medium, either live action or animation

Target Audience: OEHS/IH audience

Right for Me? Choose this format if you are looking for high exposure about a topic, idea, or other content through various social media channels. Explainer videos are extremely effective ways to share important information on topics, processes, ideas, research, analysis, or other content and can take various forms.

Format Outline

  • Animation: this format can range from animated infographics, which use data visualization, cartoon characters, stock imagery, and other visual tools. This is a format that is effective in providing complex information in a simplified manner to reach a wider public audience whose knowledge base is low in OEHS/IH topics.
    • Length can range from 15 – 60 seconds, which is ideal for social media channels, to upwards of 3 minutes, which is appropriate for evergreen content that is tailored to be featured on a webpage.
    • Cost can vary depending on the level of animation desired; it is also, on average, of less cost and time to produce versus a live action video.
    • Length can range from 30 – 60 seconds, which is ideal for social media channels, to upwards of 15 minutes, which is more appropriate for evergreen content intended to be homed on a specific webpage.
    • Cost varies depending on the shoot variables and the editing and post-production process. These videos require a longer lead time for production from start to finish.
    • Length is typically between 10 seconds and 2 minutes and is intended for personal social media channels, where AIHA can be tagged.
  • Live action: this format typically features real people and real locations and is best used to communicate, via visual storytelling, content that is of importance. Live action creates a sense of intimacy with the subject due to familiarity and relatability. This content is accessible to most people, especially if captioned, and requires an understanding of who the direct audience is to be.
  • Casual: this format is specific to social media usage, typically featuring someone recording themselves via a ‘selfie’ mode sharing about a specific piece of information. Cost is minimal, as most users can record and edit their own content for posting. This content is also considered extremely volatile, in that it rarely has evergreen usage, is of variable quality, and not easy to control once it is released into the social media stream.

Submission & Approval Process Guidelines for Other Products (Document Translations, Tool Kits, & Videos)

These product proposals must first be reviewed and approved by the AIHA Board of Directors prior to moving forward with development.

STEP 1: The proposal is reviewed by AIHA staff, VG leadership, and the VG Board Liaison concurrently.

STEP 2: Comments are compiled and are sent to the AIHA Board for review and final decision. Depending on the complexity of the issue, the Board may decide via e-ballot (generally with a 5-business day timeframe and subject to 100% unanimous agreement) or defer discussion until its next scheduled meeting. If a Board member recuses him/herself, this does not count towards the unanimous consent provision (i.e., if the remaining members are all in accord).

There are several possibilities during this review stage:

  • AIHA Board approves the project.
  • AIHA Board disapproves the project - The Project Leader can submit a new proposal that addresses, eliminates, or mitigates the Board’s concerns.

STEP 3: Staff communicates the decision to the Project Leader, Proposal Sponsors, including VG Chair and Vice Chair, and any staff who played a role in providing input on the verdict of the proposal.

Ready to submit your idea?

Ideas for publications, e-learning, articles, blogs, tool kits, and document translations can be submitted to AIHA using the Content Proposal Form. In-person teachings (i.e., PDCs and sessions at AIHce) are submitted during the annual Call for Proposals that usually occur in June of each year and close in September.

Once a proposal is submitted, an AIHA staff member will review your proposal and may contact you if clarification is needed. Additional steps may be warranted depending on the type of product you are looking to develop.

For publications and webinars, please check out the AIHA University before submitting a proposal to avoid proposing a product that we already offer. You may want to contact us about product viability prior to submitting a proposal as we know our market and can help you focus your proposal.