AIHAThe American Industrial Hygiene Association© (AIHA) has been honored by the International Academy of Visual Arts and awarded two 2013 Communicator Awards for its video: “The Right Thing To Do — What is Industrial Hygiene?”

Using clear language and images understandable to a wide audience, the animated video attempts to answer the question, “What is Industrial Hygiene?,” exploring the role of industrial and occupational hygienists in keeping people safe at work.

The video can be viewed and downloaded at:

AIHA Executive Director Peter J. O'Neill, FASAE, CAE, said the group is "thrilled" with the recognition.

He added: “As the video demonstrates, the exposures facing modern workers are challenging and the need for industrial hygiene is greater than ever but through scientific and educational techniques, industrial hygienists are able to solve health and safety problems in thousands of different work settings and in the community.”

The Awards is a leading international awards program recognizing creative excellence in communications. The Communicator Awards are judged by the International Academy of Visual Arts — an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative, and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from organizations such as Condé Nast, Disney, Lockheed Martin, MTV, Time, Inc., Yahoo, and others.

AIHA also received this year’s International Summit Creative Award in the category of education/training videos.  The Summit Creative Award recognizes and celebrates the creative accomplishments of small and medium agencies and other creative groups. Entries in 23 major categories are judged against a stringent set of standards for innovation, creative concepts, execution, and the ability to communicate and persuade. This year's creative competition included entries from 22 countries.