Your Work, Your Story, Your Impact in the Spotlight: AIHA’s New 5 on the Frontline Podcast

Mark Ames, Contributor

Your work makes a difference in people’s lives. It’s interesting—filled with stories of the unexpected; of successes and failures; of growth and transformation; of mysteries to be solved; and so much more. All of it has an intimate, human touch, because it deals with our health and safety at work. This is one of the things that drew me to AIHA, and it’s why I’m so excited to announce something new we created just for you: AIHA’s 5 on the Frontline podcast.

5 on the Frontline puts occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals like you in the spotlight, showcasing your service leadership; uncovering how you help protect workers, their families and communities; and creating a unique personal connection with your audience. Each episode focuses on a specific audience group and provides them with vital information that they need to know; things that they may never have heard before; or messages that absolutely need to be reinforced, because they’re that important. The insights and key information guests provide are designed to be shared with government policymakers, and the targeted audience each episode focuses on to catalyze action on OEHS problems.

In addition to increasing public awareness of the role and value of OEHS, 5 on the Frontline cuts through information overload with its on-trend format: True to its name, each episode is only five minutes long. While this may not seem like much time, the result is that every minute is packed with essential information. We achieve this by cutting out the fluff and quickly getting to the core of OEHS problems and how to solve them. Many episodes also feature bonus material, such as downloadable PDFs that summarize key lessons learned or recommendations which add even more value and impact.

Recent episodes have highlight several important issues, including how to safely reopen and operate America’s schools during the COVID-19 pandemic; safely reopening and operating offices during the pandemic; one gym manager’s journey to successfully reopen in the COVID era; the intersection between COVID-19 and natural disaster preparedness, response and recovery; heat stress and wildfire smoke exposure hazards faced by farmworkers; and teen workplace health and safety.

There are still many more stories to be told. We are in the business of uniting workers, employers, policymakers and the public—highlighting OEHS problems and how to solve them.

Do you have a story to tell or an important message to share? If you’d like to be a guest on the show, please send me an email at mames@aiha.org to schedule a quick pre-interview call. Guest spots are currently open, but we are limited in how many shows we can produce each year, so please don’t hesitate to secure your moment in the spotlight today! IHW

Mark Ames is Director of Government Relations at AIHA.