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IMA-NA Receives TWH Affiliate Status

Posted By Darrell Smith, Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Industrial Minerals Association - North America (IMA-NA) is pleased to announce that it has been named as an Affiliate of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health (TWH) Program. The IMA-NA has a long history of advancing safety and health initiatives and is proud to continue leading the way to provide the best and most innovative resources for the benefit of the industrial minerals workforce.

“We think the breadth and history of the activities of IMA-NA demonstrate well the organization's commitment to worker safety and health…NIOSH looks forward to collaborating with IMA-NA to advance the well-being of workers,” said Chia-Chia Chang, the Partnerships Coordinator for the TWH program. TWH is defined as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. The mission of the TWH Affiliate Program is to foster an integrated approach to protecting and promoting worker well-being through collaborations with academic, labor, nonprofit, and government organizations.

“We are excited to begin partnering with NIOSH on a variety of projects, including our embedded ideology: “Do the Right Thing,” and more recently our new MineFit program to encourage health and safety using the principles of athleticism to ensure workforce protection,” said Darrell K. Smith, PhD, Executive Vice President of IMA-NA.

Click here to learn more about the TWH Affiliate program.

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