AIHA to GAO: Let Us Help You With OSHA Investigations

Oct. 7, 2011
In a Sept. 30 letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) President Elizabeth L. Pullen, CIH, offers AIHA’s expertise and assistance as GAO considers investigations to assess OSHA’s effectiveness.

Members of Congress recently asked GAO to evaluate OSHA’s enforcement program using the same criteria the agency has applied to state OSHA plans and also to consider OSHA’s effectiveness in issuing safety and health standards. In the letter, AIHA supported the investigations and the effort to determine how OSHA can more effectively protect American workers.

“AIHA members serve on the front line of workplace health and safety and would be a valuable resource as the GAO proceeds with the investigations,” Pullen pointed out in the letter. “If the GAO should have a need to contact occupational health and safety professionals for any reason be assured that AIHA would be pleased to put you in touch with individuals that could assist in your efforts.”

Pullen added that a “healthy workforce is essential to the success of American industry, our economic recovery, and our future position in the global economy.”

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