Each day approximately 150 people — more than 54,000 a year — die unnecessarily from work-related injuries and illnesses. Many more suffer nonfatal injuries and illnesses. As part of the American Industrial Hygiene Association's continuing efforts to address these problems, today it has released its first-ever Public Policy Agenda.
"The story of America's workers is the story of America itself," said AIHA President Cynthia A. Ostrowski, M.S., CIH, FAIHA. "Our collective history has and continues to be made on the backs of the hardworking men and women found in our great country's factories, construction sites, health care facilities and mines, and in every other location imaginable. Truly, everywhere you look, America is at work."