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Free AIHA COVID-19 Resources

Guidance Document

AIHA's RTDS Committee Provides Guidance Document for COVID-19

AIHA’s Real Time Detection Systems (RTDS) Committee has prepared some considerations where instrumentation and data could support the protection of public and occupational health during this pandemic event.

Guidance Document

Workplace Cleaning for COVID-19 Guidance Document

This guidance PDF, provided by AIHA's Indoor Environmental Quality Committee, details implementable procedures to reduce the risk of workers, contractors, vendors, customers, and members of the community becoming infected on their premises.

Free Recording

Addressing COVID-19- Ask an Industrial Hygienist

AIHA member Christopher Kuhlman, PhD, CIH, recently presented in an AWO webinar, sharing about his ongoing work with maritime employers during this crisis, and featured discussion on vessel decontamination, transmission prevention, and more.

Free Online Resource

IH Heroes Virtual Backgrounds

No matter the crisis, you're an IH Hero because you protect workers. Celebrate this auspicious mission! These Zoom backgrounds bring a little color, levity, and privacy to your virtual meetings. Four backgrounds & instructions included.

Free Infographic Resource

AIHA's Ergonomics Guide (for Work-from-Home Workers)

With so many people needing to telework during this crisis, AIHA wants to help you remain healthy while working from home. Follow these tips to make the most of your home office setup and stay healthy and fit while doing your best work.

Free PDF Resource

Recovering from COVID-19 Building Closures

COVID-19 poses a significant challenge for building owners to protect their assets and ensure they are ready to reoccupy once the pandemic subsides. This free PDF on building recovery was developed by the AIHA Indoor Environmental Quality Committee.

Free recording

AIHA and APIC present free webinar for IH and IP professionals

"Ventilation, surface disinfection and PPE considerations" addresses gaps of knowledge regarding ventilation, respirators, construction issues, OH&S, and business. AIHA members may view the recording for free through the link below.

AIHA Members

Members and Member Efforts in the News

Business.com

In the article Find out how and when to reopen your business safely, with industry-specific advice for small business owners, Mona Bushnell references several of AIHA's Back To Work Safely guidelines as resources.

Business Insider

Business Insider's Kate Taylor references AIHA's nail salon guidelines in a recent article.

USA Today

USA Today published a FAQ about workers' rights and referenced AIHA's Back to Work Safely guidelines as part of their research.

Bloomberg Law

AIHA members David Krause and John Henshaw discuss re-opening offices in a recent Bloomberg Law article.

Washington Examiner

The BackToWorkSafely.org initiative, spearheaded by investor Mark Cuban, was featured in a new video series by the Washington Examiner.

NPR / WFYI (Indianapolis)

David Krause, chair of AIHA's IEQ committee, tells NPR's WFYI that the most effective measure would be to let employees work from home if possible, with masks and gloves being the least effective, as employers consider strategies to reopen.

John Hopkins APL Wellness

Former AIHA president Dan Anna got the latest ergonomic infograph inserted into the university's recent APL Wellness newsletter. We encourage all our members to reach out to their own internal communications teams and provide similar information!

Washington Post

AIHA member Susan Arnold was quoted in the Washington Post about reopening businesses after the pandemic. (If you are not a Washington Post subscriber, you may have trouble accessing this article. We apologize for any inconvenience.)


Synergist article

COVID-19 and the Industrial Hygienist

This special Synergist article (May 2020) presents some frequently asked questions about practicing IH in a pandemic, authored by Stephen Derman, Rob Strode, Don Archibald, Cynthia Ellwood, Eric Esswein, Christine Knezevich, and Steve Welty.

In the News

AIHA Clarifies Misinformation on PPE, Ventilation, and Disinfection

The EHS Advisor reports on AIHA's public education effort to provide expertise and clarification on critical resources, including properly selecting, fitting, and decontaminating PPE; measuring and treating indoor air; and surface disinfection.

AIHA Member Efforts

James Martinez CIH,CSP and NJM Insurance Group Donate 13,000 Masks to Philadelphia Hospitals

James A. Martinez, CIH, CSP, and NJM Insurance Group in New Jersey, donated 2.000 N95 masks to the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia and 13,000 more to other area hospitals.

Government Relations

Influencing Federal Policy

OH&S Professionals Recognized as “Essential Workers” by the Federal Government

"This is why our members are so integral to the success of the global fight against the pandemic and the amazing work they’re doing every day to fight it," says Mark Ames, AIHA's Director of Government Relations. "It's a major win."

Influencing Policy

Industrial Hygienists are Considered “Essential Workers”

Members of Congress on the Federal and State levels are working on the fourth coronavirus aid package, and now is our time for maximum influence. See what's happening state-by-state.

Partnerships/Alliances

Task Force

AIHA Joins National Safety Council SAFER Task Force

The "SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns" initiative is a comprehensive, multifaceted plan developed to guide employers through the process of safely resuming traditional work and operations now and after the pandemic.

Joint Effort

AIHA and ACOEM Call for Donations

AIHA, ACOEM, and AHA have joined efforts urging members to make in-kind donations of any surplus PPE to help healthcare workers during this crisis, including respirators and P95, N99, N100, P95, P99, or P100 masks.

Resource Sharing

AIHA-ABSA International Joint Statement on Coronavirus

ABSA International and AIHA are sharing resources with each organization’s members and plan to continue collaborating to assist our members in the future as the COVID-19 crisis persists.