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Cincinnati, Ohio 45240, USA
Customers/Members Phone: 513/742-2020
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Web site: http://www.acgih.org/
ACGIH is a member-based organization that advances occupational and environmental health. The organization produces annual occupational exposure guidelines, a monthly journal, and hundreds of technical and scientific publications, and provides its members and other OEHS professionals with training and education.
Since its founding in 1938, ACGIH’s membership has grown and diversified to over 3,000 members throughout the world, and its interests and projects have multiplied. The organization’s Board of Directors and Committees consist of members who strive to provide essential, cutting-edge information to government, academia, and corporate facilities throughout America, Canada and countries abroad.
Publications: ACGIH offers approximately 400 publication titles, including its well-known set of Signature Publications. Written by professionals for professionals, the Signature Publications are prepared using the highest scientific principles and practices, and with the health and safety of workers worldwide in mind. Topics cover the gamut of industrial hygiene, environmental health, safety and health science, medical/toxicology, hazardous materials/waste, workplace controls, indoor air quality, physical agents and ergonomics.
Specific titles include ACGIH’s annual editions of the Threshold Limit Value and Biological Exposure Indices guidelines for occupational exposure to chemical substances and physical agents, or TLVs and BEIs, and related publications such as Documentation for each. ACGIH and AIHA also co-produce a monthly peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH).
Education: ACGIH supports numerous educational activities that facilitate the exchange of ideas, information, and techniques, with the ultimate goal of worker health and safety. The organization offers courses approved by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) for Certification Maintenance (CM) Points and by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) for Continuance of Certification (COC) Points. Courses are offered at ACGIH’s Professional Learning Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and at various other locations and events, as well as online.
Over the years, topics have included cotton dust exposures, workplace control of carcinogens, industrial hygiene for mining and tunneling, asbestos identification and measurement, and others. Today, this commitment to providing forums for discussion of timely issues is evidenced through Webinars, seminars, workshops and conferences on bloodborne pathogens and sharps injuries, air sampling, industrial ventilation, bioaerosols, mining, occupational exposure databases, mold remediation, nanotechnology, control banding and other topics.