Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of this working group is to develop new tools and educational materials for thermal stress, with a focus on occupational heat exposure. The heat safety app, such as a WBGT-based risk tool, is one such product that has been deemed a top priority for heat stress.

Group Composition

There is no limit on the size of this working group. A chair, vice-chair, and secretary will be selected to serve as the leadership of the group, with officer rotations to commence at the close of AIHce. At that time, the chair will serve as the past chair, vice-chair to chair, secretary to vice-chair, etc. The secretary position is an elected position and will be implemented during the second year of this working group. While not required, the selection of a secretary-elect will ensure a smooth transition.

Participation is NOT limited to AIHA membership. We envision input from other volunteer groups whose interests align with the areas of concern noted above, as well as allied associations (e.g., American Geophysical Union, NOAA, NIOSH, OSHA, ACGIH).

Diversity and Inclusion

AIHA fosters diversity and inclusion of all people within our membership and adheres to a diversity policy built around respect for individuals regardless of where they are on life's journey. AIHA prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, citizenship, color, cultural background, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or veteran status. Furthermore, AIHA prohibits all harassment and threatening behavior that detracts from the learning experience which is central to AIHA’s mission.

Officer Selection

  • The AIHA President will select the officers initially based on expressed interest from working group members via the online application form.
  • Secretary nominations will commence in 2023.

General Time Commitment

  • Monthly conference calls (1 hour in length)
  • Email correspondence as needed between calls

Accountability

  • Accountable to the AIHA Board of Directors
  • Agree to uphold and abide by the AIHA Bylaws, Conflict of Interest, Code of Conduct, and Volunteer Group policies, all of which can be found via the Volunteer Group Handbook.

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