Serving the Changing Workforce Vision Statements
- OEHS professionals are aware of the importance of non-traditional exposure profiles driven by new trends in the workplace (i.e., multiple employers, gig work, telecommuting) and have tools to address those issues.
- OEHS professionals are aware of the changing workforce (i.e., aging, chronic disease) that might impact the way OEHS programs and training are implemented in the workplace.
OEHS professionals are aware of new technologies and industrial processes (i.e., nanotechnology, robotics, synthetic biology) that bring new hazards to the workplace and have the tools to address such hazards.
Bodies of Work
Volunteer Committees’ Bodies of Work include White Papers, Guidance Documents, Fact Sheets, and Position Statements. Access an extensive library of resources developed by AIHA Volunteer Committees in their areas of specialty on various topics of interest.
Frameworks are written by appointed members and volunteers that worked collaboratively to develop guides, which outline the knowledge and skills a competent person should possess and be able to demonstrate in a specific topic or specialty.
- Technical Framework: Role of the OEHS Professional in Continuity Planning outlines what roles OEHS professionals must prepare for in continuity planning. Continuity planning is necessary to ensure that work organizations continue to operate during periods of disruption.
Adapting Your Ergonomics Program to the Hybrid Work Environment is a combination of presentations on current trends and strategies on managing a hybrid workplace environment. The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting quarantine accelerated the trend toward performing office work remotely, whether from home or across the country. As many companies are re-evaluating what their workspace could look like and some companies are starting to call employees back to the office, these shifting environments pose challenges to industrial hygienists.
The Multi-Cultural Workforce: Challenges and Solutions for Occupational & Environmental Professionals explores challenges relating to the multi-cultural workforce in the context of the OEH Scientists’ professional ability to understand complex changes in the workforce due to global economic shifts, migration, racism, discrimination against women, and other historical injustices.
Bridging Boomers to Zoomers: Understanding a Multi-generational Workplace will teach you how to apply active listening and effective communication skills in a multi-generational workforce setting. The ultimate goal of this webinar is to foster better communication within cross-generational teams to create an improved work environment for everyone, no matter their age or generational identification.
The Lens of Minority Populations in the Workplace During COVID-19 is designed to bring awareness to health and safety program elements that may impact minority populations. Attendees will receive a two-page paper and checklist you can put to use immediately.
Featured Education in Emerging Issues for a Changing Workforce, self-study courses, webinars, presentation recordings, publications, and frameworks, tailored to your learning preferences.
- Preparing Employees for Virtual Training Success
- Verifying Engineering Controls: The Critical Role of Emerging Technology
- Content Portfolio Advisory Group (CPAG) helps advance AIHA’s mission and values by providing input and advice to the AIHA Board and staff regarding the content AIHA provides to members and other stakeholders. Content may include documents, articles, white papers, fact sheets, publications, and more. Here you can find information on how you can contribute to the development and advocacy of AIHA content. To see current initiatives, please visit the Serving the Changing Workforce Dashboard.
- Construction Committee creates and promotes knowledge to protect the health and safety of workers in the construction sector.
- Ergonomics Committee provides a forum to advance the use of ergonomic principles in industrial hygiene practice and exchange and disseminate to health professionals and the community ideas and information about ergonomics and human factors.
- Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee provides leadership in exposure assessment and strategies for environmental health, safety, and industrial hygiene professionals.
- Healthcare Working Group creates a forum for health care EH&S professionals to discuss issues of concern, share best practices, and promote positive change.
- Risk Committee supports and promotes human health risk assessment to better understand and control the hazards found within the workplace and environmental settings.
- Social Concerns Committee provides a forum for identifying, discussing, and sharing with the AIHA community on various social issues related to occupational and environmental health and safety.
- Women in IH Working Group provides a platform for professional women to support career development, promote leadership skills, and share information relevant to women working in OEHS.