AIHA Issues Infrastructure Worker Health and Safety Legislative Priorities

The new set of occupational health and safety priorities is designed to inform infrastructure negotiations between Congress and the White House.

AIHA, the association for occupational health and safety science professionals, has issued a new set of health and safety priorities for infrastructure and construction workers and employees (PDF), designed to inform congressional and the White House policies.

As the Biden Administration negotiates with the congressional leaders on a new infrastructure spending plan, AIHA urges Congress and the White House to prioritize the health and safety needs of infrastructure workers. AIHA’s infrastructure and construction priorities address urgent needs such as workforce development; hazard communication and training; research, development, and deployment; and the enforcement of workplace health and safety requirements.

“We’re on the cusp of a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure,” said Mark Ames, AIHA’s director of Government Relations, “which makes this a crucial time to invest in the health and safety of infrastructure workers.”

For more information on AIHA’s infrastructure priorities and to access public resources for working with local, state, and federal government representatives on worker health and safety issues, please visit AIHA’s Government Relations and Advocacy website.

About AIHA

AIHA is the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community. Founded in 1939, we support our members with our expertise, networks, comprehensive education programs, and other products and services that help them maintain the highest professional and competency standards. More than half of AIHA’s nearly 8,500 members are Certified Industrial Hygienists and many hold other professional designations. AIHA serves as a resource for those employed across the public and private sectors as well as to the communities in which they work. For more information, please visit www.aiha.org.