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Industrial hygienists offer help for Haiti quake victims

By COS staff
| www.cos-mag.com

In response to the devastation in Haiti, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is compiling contact information for industrial hygiene resources that relief agencies can refer to for advice and assistance, AIHA said in a statement.

AIHA will also provide a list of publications that agencies involved in rescue efforts may find useful. The list of contacts and publications will be posted on the AIHA website,

www.aiha.org

.

The association will also be making a donation to the victims of the Haiti earthquake that devastated hundreds of thousands of people, AIHA said.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends that individuals who wish to help should make monetary contributions to relief organizations through

www.interaction.org

. InterAction is a coalition of U.S.-based nongovernmental organizations focused on the world’s poor.

Individuals interested in offering technical assistance or donating supplies should register at

www.cidi.org

, the website of the Center for International Disaster Information.

For further information, contact Peter O’Neil, AIHA executive director, at (703) 846-0700 or

poneil@aiha.org

; or Melissa Hurley Alves, AIHA Communications, at (703) 846-0740 or

mhurley@aiha.org

.

                                                                       

Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association is an association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA’s 10,460 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. Members represent a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government, and academia. For more information, go to

www.aiha.org

.

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