AIHA and Board for Global EHS Credentialing Want You to Be a Game Changer
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Aug. 18, 2023)—AIHA has released a new short video, titled “Be a Game Changer: Level Up on Health and Safety at Work,” that highlights the critical role played by occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals. The video, developed in collaboration with the Board for Global EHS Credentialing (BGC) and Kru Creative, aims to spread awareness of accessible resources and support systems to address workplace hazards and create safer working environments. “Be a Game Changer” may be accessed through AIHA’s website and on YouTube.
Workers exposed to hazardous environments may suffer immediate health consequences or face chronic, long-term effects that take years to manifest. These experiences extend beyond individuals to affect their families and communities. If workers don’t have access to resources, knowledge, and professional expertise, the cycle of suffering continues. The new “Be a Game Changer” video informs the public about how OEHS professionals identify risks, assess hazards, and implement preventive measures to mitigate workplace hazards.
AIHA CEO Lawrence Sloan stressed the importance of OEHS professionals in protecting workers. “All workers deserve to be protected from hazardous conditions, and OEHS professionals play a central role in ensuring their health and well-being,” he said. “This video highlights the value of their expertise and unwavering commitment to making positive impacts on workers’ lives and on the broader community.”
According to Subena Colligan, CIH, CSP, the chair of BGC, “The unwavering commitment of OEHS professionals, including AIHA members and those distinguished by BGC credentials, plays a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life for global working populations.”
“This video serves as a window into our ongoing efforts, fosters greater visibility, and paves the way for aspiring and established practitioners to join us in cultivating healthier workplaces worldwide,” she said.
“We invite everyone to watch the video and discover how OEHS professionals are making a significant difference in our communities,” said Sloan.
AIHA is the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community. Founded in 1939, we support our members with our expertise, networks, comprehensive education programs, and other products and services that help them maintain the highest professional and competency standards. More than half of AIHA's nearly 8,500 members are Certified Industrial Hygienists, and many hold other professional designations. AIHA serves as a resource for those employed across the public and private sectors as well as to the communities in which they work. For more information, please visit www.aiha.org.
About the Board for Global EHS Credentialing
The Board for Global EHS Credentialing (BGC) is the premier global credentialing body for professionals who protect and enhance the health, safety, and environment of people at work and in their communities. Our rigorous, reliable, and valid credentialing process elevates the expectations of professionals who work in the environment, health, and safety (EHS) fields and allows them to demonstrate their commitment and ability to work at the highest levels. BGC understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities, so the board and staff manage conflicts of interest and ensure the objectivity of all certification activities. For more information, visit gobgc.org.