American Industrial Hygiene Association Wins CDC Award

American Industrial Hygiene Association Wins CDC Award

The AIHA was awarded $500,000 from the CDC for the development of worker safety resources.

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) received a Notice of Award from the CDC on Feb. 8.

The award was granted by the CDC’s “Improving Clinical and Public Health Outcomes through National Partnerships to Prevent and Control Emerging Infectious Disease Threats” program. AIHA will begin development on public education resources that are aimed at employed people. The programs will complement the association’s collection of Back to Work Safely resources.

The CDC awarded the AIHA $500,000 in funding for this venture. The association will create training videos and books for the audience of small business owners, first responders, teachers and other “vulnerable workers.” These resources are intended to help workers manage the spread of COVID-19.

“Being awarded this generous funding from CDC is energizing and humbling at the same time,” said Lawrence D. Sloan, CAE, the CEO of AIHA. “It indicates that our work is recognized and trusted, and as an association of OEHS professionals, this is very important to us. This project will allow us to continue our mission to empower those who apply scientific knowledge to keep workers and communities healthy and safe, even amidst a pandemic.”

Existing infection control and prevention materials will be updated, and the AIHA will create supplemental products to accompany them. Media and micro-training videos will also be used to connect with audiences. All of the learning materials will be available in English and Spanish so that they are accessible to everyone.

About the Author

Nikki Johnson-Bolden is an Associate Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety.

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