Total Worker Health® Vision Statements

  1. OEHS Professionals understand how occupational and non-occupational exposures combine and/or interact to affect worker well-being.
  2. OEHS Professionals are recognized as exposure science experts with knowledge and skills to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control exposures that impact worker and community well-being.
  3. OEHS Professionals recognize that workplace exposures interact with factors outside of the workplace to impact overall well-being.
  4. OEHS Professionals are seen as leaders and valued partners collaborators with other scientific communities on initiatives that protect and promote worker and community well-being.

AIHA is a NIOSH TWH Affiliate.

Bodies of Work

AIHA 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.

  • Ergonomics Talking Points for the OEHS Professional
    • Ergonomics adopts a systems approach to designing (or re-designing) effective work, and that requires consideration of relevant cognitive, physical, and organizational factors that can affect human work performance, health, and well-being.

Total Worker Health®Resources Repository

This AIHA online repository features over 130 Total Worker Health® resources.

NIOSH Total Worker Health® Program & Centers of Excellence

How can a holistic approach to worker well-being assist in improving the safety and health of workers? Total Worker Health® is defined as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness-prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. The Total Worker Health (TWH) approach seeks to improve the well-being of the U.S. workforce by protecting their safety and enhancing their health and productivity. Using TWH strategies benefits workers, employers, and the community.

AIHA Healthier Workplaces Show

  • Episode 17: Mental Health and OEHS In episode 17 of Healthier Workplaces Show, Bob talks with Liz Hill, CIH, CPS, about the impact of mental health in workplaces and why OEHS professionals should make mental well-being and psychological safety a priority. Discuss this episode and more in both Catalyst and Healthy Indoors communities.


  • AIHce On Demand session recordings brings the best of AIHce EXP directly to you. Choose the topic areas that best meet your education needs and get access to cutting-edge presentations through your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • eLearning Subscriptions are a cost-effective solution for professionals, companies, and AIHA Local Sections to stay on top of the hottest topics and issues affecting the IH/OEHS profession.


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: Legionella outlines the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to assess Legionella sources and the risk of exposure.

The Synergist

  • Synergist Archives, access to The Synergist archives is a benefit of AIHA membership and will require a login.
    • Risk Discourse: Framing the Problem (March 2022 issue), judging risk depends on both the situation and the individual assessing the risk.
    • Worker Well-Being in the Great Resignation (April 2022 issue), a story of risks, ills and cultures.
    • Potential Collaborations for Mitigating Risks in TWH and ESG (December 2022 issue), several TWH issues align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts at the local, national, and global levels.


Volunteer Groups

  • 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 Total Worker Health® dashboard.
  • Total Worker Health® Advisory Group provides support to the AIHA Board to help focus the direction of programs and services related to Total Worker Health® (TWH). The TWH-AG) will…
      • Establish working relationships with each of NIOSH’s Centers of Excellence (CoEs) for TWH to better ensure AIHA and its members are actively supporting development and dissemination of TWH resources, tools, and educational materials.
      • Bring to the AIHA community a readily accessible set of curated TWH resources that have been developed by other organizations such as NIOSH and its TWH affiliates.
      • Identify gaps specific to occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) science in existing TWH resources to determine how AIHA might best fill those gaps.
      • Provide support for AIHA in its role as a NIOSH TWH Affiliate through designated TWH-AG representatives who participate as AIHA representatives in NIOSH TWH Affiliate meetings and calls.
      • Advance AIHA’s Content Portfolio Advisory Group (CPAG) Total Worker Health content priority, keeping CPAG current with the TWH-AG’s projects and progress and ensure the content priority “Total Worker Health” is aligned with the TWH-AG’s efforts.
      • Establish the processes necessary to allow AIHA’s TWH projects and resource curation to be self-sustaining.

Total Worker Health® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Participation by AIHA does not imply endorsement by HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.