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Section Activities/Benefits

OHS Programs and Activities:



2014 APHA Annual Meeting:  

The 2014 APHA Annual Meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA, (November 15-19, 2014). The theme of the meeting was "Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World".

In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the OHS Section, this poster has been developed and will be available at the OHS Section booth at the Annual Meeting. Be sure to pick one up!




National Council for Occupational Safety and Health:

In January 2009, the OHS Section released the "Protecting Workers on the Job" agenda, a collaborative project with the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health.  The agenda highlights seven priorities for federal action to improve our nation's worker health and safety programs. They are:

  • Put worker health and safety first
  • Ensure health and safety protection for all workers
  • Count all occupational injuries and illnesses
  • Increase worker participation
  • Eliminate disparities
  • Reform workers' compensation programs
  • Reduce or eliminate widespread use of toxic chemicals

Members of the OHS Section and the 90 organizations that endorsed the platform will be working together to advance worker health and safety as part of a larger effort to improve the health of communities and our environment.

The platform is also available in Spanish.