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:
2013 APHA MEETING NEWS:
The theme of the 2013 APHA Annual Meeting, to be held in Boston, MA, on November 2-6, 2013, is "Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World."
Applications for the James P. Keogh Memorial Scholarship Awards are now available. Please see here for more information on the Awards. The scholarship program's goal is to strengthen the participation of students and union representatives in APHA. Please select either the student application or union representative application to apply.
The OHS Section is actively fundraising for the James P. Keogh Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 1999 to help the OHS Section promote and stregthen the participation of students and union representatives. Please see this letter describing how you can donate to this important fund.
Updated March 26, 2013