DEPARTMENTS
2018 AIHA ELECTIONS
Secretary-elect
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Billy Bullock, DHSc, CIH, CSP, FAIHA Director of Industrial Hygiene CSX Transportation AIHA can help elevate workplace health, safety, and well-being to a national conversation by engaging in high-profile issues such as natural disasters and epidemics. For example, this year AIHA proactively shared information on hazards associated with hurricane and flood responses. By leveraging AIHA committee members, we can address many of these emerging issues quickly. With major news events being discussed in both traditional media and on social media platforms, we also have a great opportunity to extend the conversation by engaging in these topics online, allowing us to raise awareness of what industrial hygiene is and the value we bring to protecting workers and the general public. Proactively sharing health and safety information with media outlets and on social media sites can help spread the information quickly to those who need it most, especially if we encourage our members to share the posts on their own channels. Working with our local sections, we can provide critical IH information at the local level. I have experience providing health and safety information to fire chiefs and LEPCs, and I find they are very interested to know more about the knowledge, skills, and abilities of IH professionals. By working at both the local and national level, we can be successful in fostering more discussion about workplace health and safety at all levels.