Cincinnati, Ohio — July 11, 2007 — The Foundation for Occupational Health and Safety (FOHS) is pleased to announce its Worldwide Outreach Program grant recipients for 2006. The Worldwide Outreach Program’s mission is to support the professional development of occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) throughout the world. By providing cooperative financial and technical support to enhance organizations emphasizing occupational hygiene training and education, FOHS forges toward achieving this mission. The Worldwide Outreach Program grant was established to address the needs of educational organizations in developing countries throughout the world. This new program was pledged in 2004 with seed money from the YIHWAG Family Foundation of up to $15,000 over a period of five years. Anyone interested in making a contribution to this program can do so by sending a check or money order to the FOHS Worldwide Outreach Program at the address above. Contributions can also be made online. Contributions to FOHS are tax deductible, as provided by law.
Two recipients were selected to receive a Worldwide Outreach Program grant. They are:
Institute of Science, Technology & Research
The Institute offers the MIHS Program in collaboration with faculty from the Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Program at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Institute has requested equipment, reference books and student memberships in support of its initiative to enhance and update its MIHS Laboratory and Library.
Malaysian Industrial Hygiene Association (MIHA)
Ampang, Selangor DE, Malaysia
The MIHA organizes courses to further educate and enhance the technical knowledge of Industrial Hygienists in Malaysia. The grant will fund textbooks for an Indoor Air Quality Assessor course in support of the recently introduced Indoor Air Quality Code of Practice in Malaysia.
FOHS’s Worldwide Outreach Program benefits OEHS programs worldwide. Qualifying educational, professional and non-government organizations and/or collaborating centers may apply for consideration to receive a Worldwide Outreach Program grant ranging between $1,000 and $2,000. Applications are now being accepted for the 2007 Worldwide Outreach Program Grant Award. Those seeking to further the goals of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centers for Occupational Health’s 2006–2010 Work Plan are encouraged to apply.
Visit the FOHS website for Grant Proposal Guidelines and to complete the Grant Proposal Form online or mail or e-mail the completed form to the ACGIH® International Committee at:
ACGIH® International Committee
1330 Kemper Meadow Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45240
Phone: +1 (513) 742-2020
Fax: +1 (513) 742-3355
FOHS has an alliance with ACGIH®.
ACGIH® Worldwide is a member-based organization that advances worker health and safety through education and the development and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge. ACGIH® is one of the industry’s leading publications resources, with approximately 400 titles relative to occupational and environmental health and safety, including the renowned TLVs® and BEIs®. For more information, visit the ACGIH® website at www.acgih.org or call our Customer Service Representatives at 513-742-2020.
FOHS is a 501(c)(3) foundation whose mission is to (1) sponsor research, education, and the publication of scientific information, (2) provide a vehicle for financial support of the improvement and enhancement of occupational and environmental health and safety and the general public health, and (3) disseminate the results of valuable research findings and assure a heightened quality of continuing education in occupational safety and health. For more information, visit the FOHS website or call 513-742-6169.