AIHA calls on health organizations to endorse new public education initiative to curb the spread of Covid-19 and other airborne diseases
The AIHA, the association of scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and in the community, in partnership with The Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium (IBEC) launched Commit To CARE (Community, Awareness, Responsibility, Equity), a new public education initiative that encourages employers and employees to commit to reducing the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace and in communities.
The initiative, funded by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), follows OSHA’s Temporary Emergency Standard on Vaccination and Covid-19 Testing, which makes vaccination mandatory At work.
Commit To CARE works to debunk myths about the spread of Covid-19, make the complexities of science easier to understand through engaging and free multimedia tools available in nine different languages, help prepare for facilities against airborne viruses and to encourage companies to make a commitment to CARE for the health and well-being of their employees, customers and customers.
Comprehensive resources, designed in non-technical terms, include micro-training videos, checklists and web tools designed to assess an individual’s risk, an interactive online assessment tool, videos explaining why masks work and how to wear them, what is ventilation and why it is important to reduce the risk of transmission, how to develop a vaccination and screening policy and more. Free resources also include downloadable posters and flyers for use in the workplace.
âEmployers and their employees play a role in keeping their work environments and communities safe,â said Lawrence Sloan, CEO of AIHA. âWhile vaccination is one way to reduce the transmission and severity of COVID-19, there are other steps organizations should take to mitigate its spread and protect what matters most – people. “
For more information on how to become a CARE Partner, or to access free multimedia resources such as checklists, posters, flyers, videos and to make the CARE Commitment, visit Commit2Care. org.