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Tulane featured in occupational safety docuseries

July 15, 2021 3:30 PM

Photo of Dr. Mark Wilson and Dr. Stephen Murphy standing on a roof looking out at New Orleans..
Mark Wilson and Dr. Stephen Murphy are two of the public health faculty featured in a new docuseries from the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Fifteen-episode series features leading Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety influencers and their mission to keep workers healthier and safe in the workplace

The professional association of occupational and environmental health and safety scientists is premiering an inspiring docuseries about the Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) industry and the impact on keeping workers and the communities where they live healthy and safe. Faculty and alumni from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine are featured in the series that was released today.

Healthier Workplaces, A Healthier World draws awareness on the many aspects for creating a healthy and safe workplace and the innovation taking place. The fifteen-episode series features key influencers from the OEHS industry discussing new standards in safety equipment, the impact of technology, and why training and education are crucial for protecting a diverse workforce.

The program is presented by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and produced by dBase Media (DBM), both based in the Washington, D.C. area. AIHA is the premier professional association for health and safety scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) in the workplace and communities since 1933.

“AIHA members are passionate about making sure people return home from work healthy by reducing risks and safeguarding operations to help organizations operate efficiently and without interruption,” said Lawrence D. Sloan, CEO at AIHA. “OEHS is a burgeoning career for people interested in STEM and who want to make an impact on society.”

The AIHA and DBM leadership teams collaborated with thirteen leading institutions who influence industrial hygiene to share how they apply science to protect workers from occupational hazards in the workplace. Through the diverse contribution from industry authorities and leading academia, the result was the framework for the video series.

The Tulane episode features Dr. Alicia Battle, associate dean for online programs, Dr. Mark Wilson, assistant professor of environmental health sciences and director of the industrial hygiene program, Dr. Stephen Murphy, assistant professor of environmental health science and the director of the disaster management program, and Corey Valdary, safety coordinator at the Waterford 3 Nuclear Power Plant and a graduate of the disaster management program.

Other participating organizations include the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Hartford, and Novartis, as well as other universities and corporations.

The entire series is available on the AIHA website.