We’ve all heard of a Dental Hygienist, but what about an Industrial Hygienist? Watch this video created by American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) which explains the very important and crucial role industrial hygienists play in maintaining a safe work environment.
This video’s timely release coincides with NAOSH Week which takes aim at improving education and awareness surrounding health and safety issues in the workplace.
It’s NAOSH week! In terms of North American Health and Safety, NAOSH week is kind of a big deal. Hot on the heels of the International Day of Mourning for fallen and injured workers (April 28) as well as International Workers Day (May 1), North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week is a great opportunity to raise awareness about occupational health and safety across the continent.
As we’ve discussed recently on the EHS This Week podcast, injuries and accidents continue persist in workplaces across Canada and the U.S., and as OSHA head Dr. David Michaels recently reminded us, every day 12 American workers go to work and never come home as a result of workplace fatalities. Most workplace injuries and accidents are entirely preventable, and this week is all about seizing opportunities to make North American work environments safer.
Jointly sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), NAOSH week means there is an array of events, activities and ceremonies happening in cities across North America. Find out what’s going on in your community and join in to help prevent workplace accidents and fatalities by checking out NAOSH’s events page and tuning into the Intelex blog for the rest of the week as we devote special coverage to NAOSH, including a mid-week EHS This Week Podcast.
This week we take a look at a variety of OSHA citations, the incoming onset of the biggest week in health and safety for the continent, NAOSH Week, significant climate legislation news out of South Korea — which seems to be following Mexico’s recent example — the Obama Administration’s new rules on gas fracking, and a whole lot more.
As mentioned, next week is NAOSH week and we will be doing our utmost to provide comprehensive coverage, given this is such a great opportunity to highlight the value of occupational health and safety across North America. It’s also particularly resonant, coming only days after both the International Day of Mourning for those injured or killed at the workplace (April 28) and International Workers’ Day last Monday.
As always, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any suggestions, comments, or ideas for future shows. We’ve loved your feedback so far, but please, if you are interested on coming on the show, please let us know. We would love to have more industry experts participate in the podcast and discuss how we can improve conditions for workers around the world.
Till, next week — and do remember we are having a mid-week podcast to recognize NAOSH week — enjoy the show!