Press Release

ACGIH® ANNOUNCES 501(c)(3) NONPROFIT STATUS

Cincinnati, Ohio — August 24, 2016 — ACGIH® is proud to announce its new status as a 501(c)(3) charitable scientific organization. ACGIH® was formerly a 501(c)(6) organization.  This new status allows ACGIH® to accept tax-deductible donations that will be used to continue the important work of its scientific Committees. Donations are fully tax deductible as provided by law retroactive to the determination date – January 4, 2016.

For 75 years, ACGIH® has provided leadership and guidance with regard to workplace safety and health. By providing employers and employees with guidelines and recommendations that create a safe work environment or minimize inherently dangerous work environments, ACGIH® has been a leader in protecting the safety and health of workers. Many dedicated industry scientists and ACGIH® members work on
ACGIH® Committees developing guidelines and recommendations for safe work practices because they believe in the importance of protecting workers.

Perhaps the most visible ACGIH® Committee is the Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances (TLV®-CS) Committee. The TLV®-CS Committee recommends airborne concentrations of agents and exposure conditions for use in the practice of industrial hygiene and by other qualified professionals to protect worker health. It also produces the TLVs® and BEIs® book – a user-friendly, pocket-sized publication that is used worldwide as a guide for evaluation and control of workplace exposures to chemical substances and physical agents.

ACGIH®, through its Committees, Board of Directors, members and staff work tirelessly with one goal in mind. That goal is to make workplaces safe for workers around the world,” said Susan Arnold, ACGIH® Board Chair. “After a long application process, ACGIH® is pleased to have been granted 501(c)(3) status which, in addition to allowing for solicitation of tax-deductible donations, will allow it to pursue grants to support the important work of its Committees and the organization as a whole,” she said.

Donations can be made through the ACGIH® website at http://www.acgih.org/about-us/about-acgih/donate or by contacting ACGIH® Customer Service Representatives by phone (513-742-2020), fax (513-742-3355) or email (customerservice@acgih.org). Become a partner in the fight to make workplaces around the world safe and healthy – donate today.

ACGIH® is a charitable scientific organization that advances occupational and environmental health. 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.

Amy Bloomhuff, Esq., CAE
Associate Executive Director
513-742-6161

abloomhuff@acgih.org