In its quest to connect with occupational and environmental health and safety professionals in China, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has launched a Chinese website: www.AIHAChina.org. The website went live on Sept. 17, just ahead of the 7th China International Occupational Safety and Health Exhibition (COS+H), a conference and professional development program scheduled to take place Sept. 23-25, 2014, in Beijing, China.
“AIHA has been steadily growing outreach in China to develop collaborative opportunities to improve worker health and foster new and nurture existing relationships with our Chinese members,” said AIHA President Christine A.D. Lorenzo, CIH. “This new website will enable us to provide our members in China with further information and opportunities to expand scientific knowledge, which has been a long-term strategic goal for AIHA. I am very excited to lead this collaboration on behalf of AIHA and to promote global health and safety partnerships internationally.”
The AIHA Chinese website, a scaled-down version of AIHA.org translated into Mandarin, will contain dynamic content on AIHA meetings and educational offerings, IH publications, articles from The Synergist and the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, and industry and AIHA news items. It will also include links to certifying bodies such as the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP), and others.
About the conference
The COS+H Conference, being held at the China National Convention Center, will be attended by delegates from AIHA and ABIH, who will interact with numerous Chinese counterparts representing many and varied aspects of Chinese government and related industries. The conference will include a U.S.-China program, “Prevention & Control of Occupational Hazards in Work Places,” on Sept. 25. And on Sept. 26, the AIHA/ABIH delegation will hold a meeting at the Dow Center in Shanghai to exchange ideas, best practices, and concepts related to management practices and global IH trends in China.
AIHA is continuing its outreach efforts in other parts of Asia to cultivate global relationships while promoting workplace health and safety. In the coming months, the association will lead delegations to Thailand and India to discuss ways to collaborate and improve worker health in those parts of the world.