The AIHA’s ‘Focus Four for Health in Construction’ Guidance

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In 2019, the American Industrial Hygienist Association, also known as the AIHA, released a document titled Focus Four for Health: An Initiative to Address Four Major Construction Health Hazards. You can download the AIHA guidance document for yourself at the link we just gave you.

One of the authors of that AIHA guidance document, industrial hygienist Barb Epstien, joined us recently to discuss the construction health hazards, some controls, and the guidance in general. A recording of that discussion is below. We’d like to thank Barb for sharing her time, knowledge, and expertise with us.

The four hazards are:

  • Manual material handling
  • Noise
  • Air contaminants
  • High temperatures

Also, know that the AIHA has more recently created a similar guidance document related to COVID-19 and construction. We’ll be talking with Barb about that too in a similar recorded discussion soon, so please watch for that.

Enjoy the video, thanks again to Barb, and have a great day!

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Jeff Dalto, Senior Learning & Performance Improvement Manager
Jeff is a learning designer and performance improvement specialist with more than 20 years in learning and development, 15+ of which have been spent working in manufacturing, industrial, and architecture, engineering & construction training. Jeff has worked side-by-side with more than 50 companies as they implemented online training. Jeff is an advocate for using evidence-based training practices and is currently completing a Masters degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning from Boise State University. He writes the Vector Solutions | Convergence Training blog and invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn.

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