AIHA's new Public Policy Agenda is built on four goals:
- Increase the number of OEHS professionals in the United States.
- Increase the knowledge and skills of OEHS professionals in the US.
- Increase public awareness of the roles and value of OEHS professionals in the US
- Increase protections for workers in the US from the risk of OEHS hazards.
The Public Policy Agenda provides an analysis of each issue, examining its root causes and recommending actions to help protect workers and their communities.
Read AIHA's new Public Policy Agenda here.
Letters to Policymakers
- AIHA Comments on Virginia Heat Illness Proposed Rulemaking (2021)
- Written Testimony in Support of FY 2022 OSHA, NIOSH Funding (2021)
- Sign-on Letter CDC Guidance May 2021
- AIHA Support Letter for H.R.1195, Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act
- Friends of NIEHS FY2022 Interior-Environment Appropriations letter
- Support Letter for NE LR459 (2020)
- AIHA Letter on MO SB 12 - The Smart and Safe Schools Act (2020)
- AIHA Letter on Safe Patient Handling Legislation in PA (2020)
- Letter to Federal Leaders on COVID-19 Business Testing (2020)
- AIHA Letter to CDC on Essential Workers (2020)
- Letter to Congress on Critically Needed Support for Associations During Coronavirus Pandemic (2020)
- Support Letter to Congress on the PREP Act and CARES Act (2020)
- Support Letter to Congress on the COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Act (2020)
- AIHA Comments to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (2020)
- AIHA Testimony on MD SB 434 Heat Stress (2020)
- Chesapeake LS Testimony MD HB 722 Heat Stress (2020)
- Chesapeake LS Testimony MD SB 434 Heat Stress (2020)
- AIHA Comments to White House OSTP on Peer-Reviewed Journals (2020)
- AIHA Comments on USACE Safety and Health Requirements Manual EM-385-1-1 (2020)
- AIHA Comments on EPA’s Antimicrobial Performance Evaluation Program (APEP): A (Draft) Risk-Based Strategy to Ensure the Effectiveness of Hospital-Level Disinfectants (2019)
- AIHA Comments on OSHA RFI on Occupational Exposure to Silica (2019)
- AIHA Comments on NIOSH RFI on State-Based Occupational Health Surveillance (2019)
- Friends of NIOSH Funding Letter to Congress for FY 2020 (2019)
- OSHA-NIOSH Funding Coalition Letter-House (2019)
- OSHA-NIOSH Funding Coalition Letter-Senate (2019)
- AIHA Comments on OSHA Proposed Rule on Tracking of Injuries and Illnesses (2018)
- AIHA Comments to OSTP on National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing (2018)
- AIHA Letter on KY HB 314 House on the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (2018)
- AIHA Letter on KY HB 314-Senate-Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (2018)
- AIHA Comments on US DOL FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan (2017)
- AIHA Healthcare Working Group Comments on NIOSH RFI for Health Risks to Workers Associated With Occupational Exposures to Peracetic Acid (2017)
- AIHA Comments on TX Proposed Rule for Mold Assessors, Remediators (2017)
- AIHA Comments on NIOSH Nanomaterials Study (2017)
Make a difference by joining AIHA’s Government Relations Committee
Interested in taking an active role with policymakers to apply scientific knowledge to help create a world where all workers are healthy and safe? Join AIHA’s Government Relations Committee!
The core functions of the Committee include:
- Working on and proposing new projects to implement AIHA's new Public Policy Agenda.
- Developing model language for legislation and regulations at the Federal, State, and local levels.
- Organizing and mobilizing AIHA's members to help achieve the Association's government relations goals.
- Advising AIHA's Board of Directors on government relations matters.
Government relations is fast-paced, exciting, and vital to our society. Your voice and expertise are needed. We truly do depend upon you to realize our common goals. Together, we achieve amazing things.
If you'd like to join the Government Relations Committee or receive additional information on it, please contact Mark Ames, AIHA’s Director of Government Relations via email or (703) 846-0730.