In order to help employers and consumers manage their exposure to a variety of hazards at both work and home, AIHA – the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) in the workplace and community – announced the launch of its new website, Healthier Workplaces.

The website provides free resources for employers and employees to safeguard worker health and well-being, including keeping workplaces safe from infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics. Consumers can also learn how to address health risks in their homes arising from natural disasters such as wildfires and floods, as well as mold.

Designed as a hub of free information developed by occupational and environmental health and safety professionals, the Healthier Workplaces website includes three distinct sections of resources:

  • Consumer Health and Safety Resources – content-specific resources on topics including indoor air quality, disaster preparedness and response, and young worker safety training;
  •  Workplace Resources – two distinct resource hubs for employers and employees offering guidance documents/expert resources by industry and job role;
  •  Video Podcast Series – timely, informative topics on practical consumer and environmental health, and safety issues with new episodes dropping the first and third Wednesday of each month.
The new website also encompasses aWorker Health and Safety section, featuring industry-specific content for employers in chemical manufacturing, construction, first responders, and transportation (freight railway and trucking) industries. Resources include checklists, infographics, and guidance documents to assist employers in protecting their employees’ health.
 “The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of protecting workers – across a spectrum of industries – to not only keep them healthy on the job, but also to help keep the country up and running during a time of tremendous uncertainty,” says Lawrence D. Sloan, CEO of AIHA. “Our new Healthier Workplaces website is a one-stop shop for employers and consumers, and features a broad array of content tailored to their specific health and safety needs. It offers something for everyone – from the employer looking to enlist the support of an OEHS professional to conduct a thorough risk assessment, to the homeowner faced with the challenges of rebuilding due to a natural disaster such as a wildfire or hurricane.”
In addition to the employer- and consumer-based resources, the Healthier Workplaces website includes aConsultants Listingto help employers and consumers find OEHS professionals in their area.