Employers are constantly seeking more resources to maintain a healthy and safe workplace for their employees.
With this goal in mind, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has launched a new website called Healthier Workplaces.
The website provides free resources for employers and employees to ensure worker health and well-being, including strategies for keeping workplaces safe from infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics.
According to Lawrence D. Sloan, CEO of AIHA, “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of protecting workers – across a range of industries – not only to maintain their health but also to help keep the country running during a time of great uncertainty.”
The Healthier Workplaces website contains three main sections of resources. The first section, Consumer Health and Safety Resources, offers topic-specific content such as indoor air quality, disaster preparedness and response, and young worker safety training.
The second section, Workplace Resources, provides two distinct resource hubs for employers and employees, offering expert guidance documents and resources by industry and job role.
Lastly, the website includes a Video Podcast Series with informative episodes on consumer health and safety topics, with new episodes every first and third Wednesday of the month.
The Healthier Workplaces website also includes a Worker Health and Safety section that features industry-specific content for employers in chemical manufacturing, construction, first responders, and transportation (freight railway and trucking) industries.
Resources in this section include checklists, infographics, and guidance documents to help employers protect their employees’ health.
Additionally, the website offers a Consultants Listing to help employers and consumers locate OEHS professionals in their area. With its wide range of resources and information, Healthier Workplaces is an excellent tool for employers and employees to promote worker health and safety.