Occupational Health & Safety
Each day, over 145 million workers in the U.S. -- and several billion individuals around the globe -- face the risk of work-related injuries and illnesses that can cause serious immediate or long-term health problems. Members of the OHS Section are individuals involved in preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, disabilities and deaths through research, training, treatment, advocacy and policy-making.
The OHS Section is one of the oldest within APHA, celebrating its 95th year in 2009. We have 700+ members, representing a multitude of disciplines from medicine, nursing, and industrial hygiene to epidemiology, environmental health, statistics, community organizing, teaching, history, law and journalism. The Section provides leadership and expertise on occupational health matters, recognizing the intrinsic link between the work environment, and the health and safety of families, communities and the environment at large.
To join APHA and become part of the OHS Section, go to the APHA membership page.
Latest OHS Section News and Updates:
The 2013 APHA Annual Meeting in Boston was a great success!! Thanks for everyone who participated and helped to make it so!
The OHS Section's new leadership, including Section Chair Katherine Kirkland, DrPH, MPH, is looking forward to a great and productive year ahead!
Updated November 15, 2013