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  • Making the Business Case for Occupational Health and Safety

    • Lawrence Sloan  |  CAE, Chief Executive Officer, AIHA
    • Steven Lacey Ph.D., CIH, CSP  |  President, AIHA and Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Health Science, Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health
    Location:  118A
    Track: The Business of Chemicals
    Pass Type: Connect Delegate, VIP Attendee - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD

    The purpose of this presentation is to draw awareness about compelling business case that can and should be made for ensuring a company is committed to a structured comprehensive worker health and safety program, recognized from the C-suite down. A brief introduction to AIHA and our affiliate group, Product Stewardship Society, will be followed by a review of two main strategic areas:

    I. Center for Safety & Health Sustainability -- Launched in 2011, CSHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to advancing the safety, health and sustainability of the global workplace. Unfortunately, when an organization considers the "social" aspect of its own sustainability picture, occupational safety and health receives very little attention, if any at all. Yet more than 2 million people die from occupational accidents or work-related diseases each year. Attendees will learn about the Center's initiatives and hear results from an insightful new Harvard University study on Human Capital , worker health and safety, and its impact on a company's capital valuation.

    II. Grassroots Awareness Programs – Multiple "off the shelf" programs exist that industry professionals can utilize both within their companies and in their local communities. Attendees will learn about these initiatives and how they can implement them immediately.
    o NIOSH Safety Matters Campaign – This new program aims to raise awareness among young people about workplace safety and health and to provide an understanding of the skills they need to become active participants in creating safe and healthy work environments. Chemical and other industry professionals are already taking these materials to classrooms across the country.
    o OSHA Safe and Sound – This new program focuses on the three pillars of all safety and health programs: management commitment, employee involvement, and a systematic method for finding and fixing hazards. Attendees will learn how they can participate in a nationwide event planned for the 2nd week of June (6/12 – 6/16).
    o #IamIH -- Sponsored by AIHA, this new public awareness campaign kicked off last fall and strives to educate industry stakeholders and students alike about the integral role professionals engaged in the field of environmental and worker health and safety play in corporations and the communities in which we live.