Scope of Work

The Safety Committee is a recognized model for operational excellence within AIHA, driven by a diverse group of dedicated and energized professionals encompassing the broad demographics of health and safety activities. The Committee is actively engaged in advocacy within the Association and within the broad boundaries of the EHS profession and works to influence the direction of safety research and education. The Committee is a recognized source of science-based information and is committed to outreach with future professionals, the existing AIHA membership, and the general public.

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Goals and Objectives

The AIHA Safety Committee strives to raise the level of understanding among AIHA members on occupational safety issues by supporting conference session development; identifying professional development courses (PDCs) needs/topics; developing, presenting, and/or assuring the quality of safety-related PDCs; providing technical safety expertise in the development of Association responses to various legislative affairs issues; and working with outside organizations to share resources and foster communication on shared subjects of interest.

  1. Membership Diversity

    Achieve and maintain an active membership encompassing a broad range of industries, education, certifications, and experience reflective of health and safety practice.

  2. Advocacy and Influence

    Establish and maintain a formal relationship with targeted standard-setting, research, and regulatory agencies.

  3. Outreach

    Initiate and sustain activities to encourage new and existing health and safety professionals to develop skills, expertise, and interest in safety and associated emerging issues.

  4. Operational Excellence
    Achieve and maintain excellence in committee operations through judicious use of volunteer resources, active engagement with all related AIHA volunteer groups and staff, and formalized mentoring and development of members. The committee is a recognized model for operational excellence within AIHA, driven by a diverse group of dedicated and energized professionals encompassing the broad demographics of health and safety activities. The committee is actively engaged in advocacy within the Association and within the broad boundaries of the EHS profession and works to influence the direction of safety research and education. The committee is a recognized source of science-based information and is committed to outreach with future professionals, the existing AIHA membership, and the general public.

Current Projects

  • Multiple Safety-Related Articles Published in AIHA’s The Synergist.
  • Sponsorship of Donna Doganiero Crossover Presentation Award at AIHce.
  • Sponsorship of Best Student Safety Poster Award at AIHce.

Products Produced by the Group

  • Fall Protection: Calculating clearances when using the New ANSI Z359.13 Lanyards Fact Sheet.
  • Health and Safety Issues in Natural Disaster Guidance Document.

Achievements/Honors/Awards

  • AIHA Volunteer Group Rising Star Award Winner.

Collaboration Efforts

  • American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).
  • Human Factors Engineering Society.
  • Construction Committee.
  • Confined Space Committee.
  • Total Exposure Health/Total Worker Health (TEH/TWH) Advisory Group.

External Resources

  • Storage Rack Safety Guideline, 2nd edition.

Group Dynamics

The Safety Committee is a diverse group with a mixture of early, mid, and senior career professionals. The AIHA Safety Committee will have conference calls on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (12:00 p.m. Central/ 11:00 a.m. Mountain/ 10:00 a.m. Pacific) .

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