Channel Descriptions

Document Translation

Description: AIHA members with strong foreign language skills are invited to translate existing publications into other languages.

Target Audience: OEHS audience

Right for Me? Choose this format if you are looking to use your foreign language skills to promote effective communication in the international community of OEHS professionals.

Format Outline:

  • Existing publications are to be translated, in order of priority, into Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin
Tools

Description: Technologically astute AIHA members are invited to create user interfacing applications that reflect a scientific method and provide practicing OEHS professionals with quick and easy access to information that helps them to evaluate and control hazards in the workplace.

Target Audience: OEHS audience.

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

Format Outline:

  • Electronic tool formats include, but are not limited to, decision logic spreadsheets and apps
Videos

Description: AIHA accepts videos that provide OEHS information through a visual medium, either live-action or animation.

Target Audience: OEHS audience.

Right for Me? Choose this format if you want your topic, idea, or other content to have high exposure on 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:

  • Animated videos can involve animated infographics, cartoon characters, stock images, and other tools to visualize data. This format effectively provides complex information in a simplified manner to reach a wider public audience whose knowledge base may be low on OEHS topics. Animated video lengths can range from 15–60 seconds, which is ideal for social media channels, to upwards of 3 minutes, which is appropriate for evergreen content tailored to display on a webpage. Costs vary depending on the level of animation desired but are, on average, less than those of producing a live-action video.
  • Live-action videos feature real people and locations and are best used to communicate important content via visual storytelling. Live-action videos create a sense of intimacy between the viewer and the subject due to the subject's familiarity and relatability. This content is accessible to most people, especially if captioned but requires the creator to understand their primary audience. Live-action videos range in length from 30–60 seconds, which is ideal for social media channels, to over 15 minutes, which appropriate for evergreen content embedded on a specific webpage. Costs depend on the shoot variables and the editing and post-production process. These videos require a longer production lead time from start to finish.
  • Casual videos specific to social media usage typically involve someone recording themselves sharing a piece of information via their phone's front-facing camera. Costs are minimal as most users can record and edit their own content for posting. This content is considered extremely volatile because it rarely has evergreen usage, is of variable quality, and not easy to control once it is released on social media. Video lengths are, typically, between 10 seconds and 2 minutes. These videos are intended for personal social media channels where AIHA can be tagged.

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

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

Step 1:
The proposal is reviewed by AIHA staff, the leaders of the relevant volunteer group, and the volunteer group Board liaison(s).

Step 2:
Comments are compiled and are sent to the AIHA Board for review and final decision-making. Depending on the complexity of the issue, the Board may decide via e-ballot, generally within a five-business-day timeframe and requiring unanimous agreement or defer discussion until its next scheduled meeting. If a Board member recuses him or herself from the vote, this does not count against the unanimous consent provision—that is, if the remaining members are all in accord, the proposal is approved.

There are two possible outcomes of this review stage:

  • The AIHA Board approves the project. If there is no need for funding, then the volunteer group project leader may start work. If the proposal is approved and requires funding, then the volunteer group project leader will submit funding requests at the time of their annual business plan submission or work with staff to secure funds.
  • The AIHA Board disapproves the project. In this case, the project leader can submit a new proposal that addresses, eliminates, or mitigates the Board's concerns.

Ready to submit your idea?

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.