January 28, 2021

AIHA Announces Spanish-Language Workplace Safety Resources

CONTACT: Susan Marchese, Managing Director,
Communications & Marketing, AIHA
(202) 256-8986 (Eastern Time)

Jan. 28, 2021 (Falls Church, Va.)—AIHA, the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring workplace health and safety, is pleased to announce an addition to its website, Recursos en español. The new feature links to a comprehensive library of public resources written in the Spanish language that promote health and safety in workplaces and communities.

Recognizing the importance of accessible information on industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety (IH/OEHS), AIHA worked with Lucinette Alvarado, CIH, on the Spanish translation and adaptation of the Association’s public resources. This curated collection of publications, infographics, guidance documents, and white papers is now available at no charge to Spanish-speaking AIHA members, partners, media, and members of the general public.

"Accurate and clear information is a powerful tool to keep our workers and communities healthy and safe," said AIHA CEO Lawrence D. Sloan. "Offering these public resources in Spanish will not only help our members. It's also an opportunity to reach Spanish-speaking IH/OEHS professionals and communities and expand our circle of collaborators."

The launch of the Recursos en español page comes just a few weeks after AIHA announced that the organization’s 26 Back to Work Safely guidance documents, which were developed in response to COVID-19 business closures, had become available in Spanish.

AIHA will continue to update Recursos en español as part of its mission for healthier workplaces and a healthier world.

About AIHA

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.