Occupational Health & Safety Section Resolutions 1949-Present

The following is a list of resolutions passed by the members of APHA between 1949-2000.  Resolutions are intended to represent the position  of the organization in a wide variety of public health arenas, and help direct the organization's resources to support public health policy on the local, state, and national levels.   Most importantly, OHS section members should look to relevant policy statements and apply them where they may be useful in promoting improvements to workplace and environmental health and safety. 

Many of these items are in need of being updated with more current information, particularly those passed prior to 1995.  Some may benefit from being consolidated with others.  Ultimately, these policy statements will be available to anyone via the APHA web page and are expected to be a useful tool to public health advocates everywhere.  It is important that they be up-to-date, well-documented, and represent the best public health science and practice. 

Anyone interested in reviewing any of these resolutions to assist in updating them, please contact Mary Miller or phone 360.902.6041.  Please step forward, operators are waiting to take your call. 

The first two digits in each resolution number listed below indicates the year they were passed by the APHA Governing Council.  The links to the full text of the OHS and other related resolutions passed up to 2000 are provided in the following table.  You can link to the APHA web page to view the full text of any other resolutions passed to the present at http://www.apha.org/legislative/policy/. The full Index of all resolutions passed since 1949 is also available at that site. Those passed in 2004 will be linked once they are on the APHA web page.


Title
Number
Exposures x
Occupational Disease Prevention: Increase Worker and Union Rights
8509
Toxic Chemical in Agricultural Products
8726
Management of Pesticides, The
7435 (PP)
Regulating Pesticide Usage
7022
Preventing Transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Other Bloodborne Pathogens 
9918
Bloodborne Infections in Health Care Providers
9015
Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Infections in the Health Care Setting
9108
Occupational Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus
8928
HIV Guidelines for the Workplace
8927
Occupational Health and Safety in Health Care Settings
8603
Hepatitis B Vaccine for Health Care Workers
8517
Protection of Child and Adolescent Workers      2001-9
9405
Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
9703
Occupational Lead Poisoning
9006
Health Risks Related to Lead Exposure 
8508
Lead in the Environment
7211
Reducing Health Risks Related to Environmental Lead Exposure
8909
Responsibilities of the Lead Pigment Industry and Others to Support Efforts to Address the National Child Lead Poisoning Problem
9704
Prevention of Silicosis
9512
Prevention of Occupational Cancer
7415
Reproductive Health and Rights of Workers
7910
Petroleum Products and Hazardous Chemicals
7020
Disposal of Hazardous Wastes
8111
Prevention of Dioxin Generation from PVC Plastic Use by Health Care Facilities
9607
Recognizing and Addressing the Environmental and Occupational Health Problems Posed by Chlorinated Organic Chemicals
9304
Health Implications of Video Display Terminals
8314
Preventing Adverse Occupational and Environmental Consequences of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) in fuels
9806
Noise
6818 (PP)
7522 (PP)
Eye Protection Against Ultraviolet Radiation
9408
Preventing Environmental and Occupational Health Effects of Diesel Exhaust
9912
Preventing Human Methylmercury Exposure to Protect Public Health
9910
Public Health Impacts of Job Stress
200018
Data x
Surveillance of Occupational Disease and Injury
8807
Occupational Data on Death Certificates
8129
Occupational and Industrial Mortality Rates
4908
Need for Accurate Job-Related Injury and Illness Data, The
8313
Compensation x
Asbestos Disease Compensation
8213
HR 5735
Workers' Compensation Reform
9509
Workmen's Compensation Reform
7224
Compensation for and Prevention of Occupational Disease
8329 (PP)
Regulation x
Protecting and Expanding OSHA Jurisdiction Over Home Workplaces
200014
Support OSHA Reform and Strengthen Enforcement
9203
Benzene Regulation
8309
Emergency Temporary Standard for Worker Exposure to Ethylene Oxide
8115
Formaldehyde Standard
8212
Strengthen and Maintain Agricultural Fumigation Standards for EDB
8114
Precautionary Principle and Chemical Exposure Standards for the Workplace
9606
Support for the Proposed Labeling Standard of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
8010
Intensification of Occupational Health Activities
5609
Resolution on Implementation of Federal Occupational Health Activities
5713
The Right to a Healthful Work Environment
7111
Budgetary and Administrative Attacks on Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
8108
Enforcement of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
8711
Revising Occupational Health Standards
8712
White House Conference on Occupational Health and Safety
8119
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Priorities
8221
Support for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standard on Access to Medical and Exposure Records
8009
Trade Agreements and Environmental and Occupational Health
9404
International Occupational Safety and Health Standards
8312
Support for International Action to Eliminate Persistent Organic Pollutants
20009
Training & Education x
Environmental/Occupational Preparation of Public Health Professionals
8311
Occupational History Taking by Physicians and Other Health Personnel
7819
Accident Prevention Training in Engineering Schools
6118
Podiatric Education, Research, and Health Programs in Occupational Settings
7509
Worker Notification of Adverse Health Findings
8607
Strengthening Worker/Community Right-to-Know
8714
Increasing Worker and Community Awareness of Toxic Hazards
8416 (PP)
Informing Workers of Occupational Health Risks
7715
Occupational Health Program Issues x
Conditions of Migrant Labor Camp Housing
7827
Migratory Labor
5903
Occupational Health and Safety Services for Minority Workers
8102
Occupational Health Programs for Governmental Employees
5705
Occupational Health Programs for Small Industries
7417
Occupational Health Services
6507
Coalitions for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH Groups)
8606
Comprehensive Workplace Policies and Programs for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems
8922
Full and Equitable Employment
8810
Guidelines for Genetic Testing in Industry
8310
Safeguards for Laboratory Workers and the General Public in "Genetic Engineering" Research
7507
Labor Unions and Health
9204
Use of Union Hotels for Conventions and Major Meetings
9922
Action Needed on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Report from the Federal Interagency Workgroup
9909

 Other Related Resolutions
 


Title
Number
Affirming the Importance of Regulating Pesticide Exposures to Protect Public Health
20008
The Precautionary Principle and Children's Health
200011
Reducing the Rising Rates of Asthma
200012
Admissions and Retention of Racial Ethnic Minorities and Women in Health Professional Schools
7830
Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention
9712
Government Action Regarding Indoor Radon from Natural Sources
8808
Chemical and Biological Methods of Warfare
6901
7412
Chemical Substances in Foods
4906
Data on Composition of Products for Poison Information and Control Centers
5908
Establishment of an Independent Laboratory to Test the Efficacy of Chemical Germicides for Health Care Uses
9113
Federal Legislation on Food Additives
5711
Public Health Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants
8912
The Environment and Children's Health
9511
Opposition to Mandatory Drug Screening
8721
Compensation for and Prevention of Community Environmental Disease
8415 (PP)
Hazardous Waste Victim Compensation
8112
Conflict of Interest in the Atomic Energy Commission
7114
Energy and the Environment
7414
Energy Crisis vs. Air Quality Standards, The
7410
Energy Development and Use
7613
Public Health Impact of Energy Policy, The
7845 (PP)
Toward an Energy Policy
7112
Use of Oxygenated Gasoline in Alaska
9406
Principles for Environmental Protection
7021
Public Health Hazards at Nuclear Weapons Facilities
8917
Supporting the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
7411
Food Irradiation as an Adjunct to Sanitation and HACCP Procedures to Improve the Safety of the Food Supply, Use of
9805
Elimination of Tuberculosis
8902
Accident Prevention
5706
National Electronic Injury Surveillance System
8915
Preventing Adverse Environmental Effects and Safety Hazards of "Light Trucks"
9807
Prevention of Injury and Death Due to Motor Vehicle Accidents
5505
A Call to Reject "English Only" Legislation
9009
Appalachian Coalfield Community Health Services
7712
Environmental Tobacco Smoke
9301
Editorial Independence of Health and Scientific Journals
9905