AIHce Indianapolis



PDC 708
Introduction to the Value Strategy : A Process for Promoting Health and Safety Interventions

intermediate | 2.67 CM Points/ 16 Contact Hours/ 2.0 CEU/COC Points | Saturday & Sunday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Limit: 35


Communication and/or Training, Risk Assessment and Management

Competing for limited resources in the current economic situation requires the Industrial Hygienist to demonstrate the value of health and safety interventions.  Developing a value proposition, the sum total of the costs and benefits of interventions, allows the Industrial Hygienist to advance employee health and safety using classical business methods.  The AIHA Value Strategy is a comprehensive process where the Industrial Hygienist aligns risk management with business objectives, promoting stakeholder values. Workshop participants will support the development of a business case study, identifying and promoting interventions, using IH risk management and business tools and methods, and demonstrating the value of Industrial Hygiene by presenting the value proposition.

Value Added:
Learn the Value Strategy process for promoting health and safety interventions thought business alignment, identifying stakeholder value, financial analysis and the development of a business case study. Receive The AIHA® Value Strategy Manual and select software/freeware.


EHS professionals responsible for planning, developing, managing or otherwise supporting improvement programs and projects.

Learning Aids:
Participants must bring a laptop with MS Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel and Word).

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Align health and safety interventions with business goals and objectives
  • Prioritize projects using various risk assessment methods
  • Design projects utilizing SMART objectives and Balanced Scorecard techniques
  • Identify financial and non-financial value factors used to support business
  • Use software supporting the Value Strategy processes


  • Step 1: Identify key business objectives and health and safety hazards
  • Step 2: Prioritize value opportunities and plan the value study
  • Step 3: Evaluate risk reduction options
  • Step 4: Identify value opportunities
  • Step 5: Assess intervention impacts on business costs and benefits
  • Step 6: Conduct cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Step 7: Develop the value proposition and presentation

Transfer of Knowledge:
Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Hands-on demonstrations and practicum
  • Practice exercises
  • Workshops
  • Group activities

Sponsoring Committee:
Academy of Industrial Hygiene Value Strategy

Important PDC dates:

  • May 18 — E-handout download instructions are e-mailed.
  • June 1  — Contact the AIHA if you have not received your e-handout e-mail.
  • June 1  — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning open.
  • June 15-17AIHce 2012 PDCs are presented. Participants must bring a printed or electronic copy of their PDC handout.
  • August 31AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning close.
  • August 27 Educational transcripts updated and available for download