Canada, U.S. industrial hygiene groups sign MOU for collaboration

A memorandun of understanding was signed recently between the Canadian Council of Occupational Hygiene and the Americal Industrial Hygiene Association to establish coordinated efforts to improve workplace health and safety.
The Canadian Council of Occupational Hygiene/Conseil Canadien d’Hygiene du Travail (CCOH) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) in an effort to promote coordinated efforts to improve worker health and safety, according to a statement from the AIHA.

"The relationship between AIHA and CCOH will generate joint activities which enhance and highlight the role of occupational hygienists and other OEHS professionals, advancing the practice and industry at-large," the statement said. This collaboration will foster joint educational programming, including professional development activities, and contribute to the annual American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce).

AIHA’s president, Elizabeth Pullen, anticipates great success from the partnership. “I’m looking forward to working with CCOH, who represents Industrial Hygiene organizations in the Canadian provinces. We think that the collaboration will provide a great opportunity for both AIHA and CCOH to further our mission and goals of protecting worker health,” Pullen stated.

CCOH is a not-for-profit organization established to provide a formal, coordinated, perspective on occupational hygiene among Canadian occupational hygiene associations.

Founded in 1939, the AIHA is the premier association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals, with 10,077 members to date.

For more information on CCOH, please visit the CCOH website.