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AIHA®/ACGIH® Continue Alliance Discussions

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Media Contact:
A. Anthony Rizzuto, ACGIH® Executive Director
(513) 742-6172; trizzuto@acgih.org
Peter O'Neil, AIHA Executive Director
(703) 846-0760; poneil@aiha.org
Amy B. Bloomhuff, ACGIH® Associate Executive Director
(513) 742-6161; abloomhuff@acgih.org
Melissa Hurley Alves, AIHA Communications
(703) 846-0740; mhurley@aiha.org
For Immediate Release
May 19, 2010

 

AIHA®/ACGIH® CONTINUE ALLIANCE DISCUSSIONS

Cincinnati, Ohio — May 19, 2010ACGIH® and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) announced today that they continue dialogue regarding the proposed strategic alliance announced in May 2009 to develop occupational exposure guidelines. With the originally proposed alliance, AIHA® would be an industrial hygiene member professional organization, and ACGIH® would be a non-member scientific organization. This would most effectively leverage our efforts and resources to protect worker health, while ensuring that all professionals have an opportunity to be involved in supporting and developing the science and practice of industrial hygiene.

Late last year, ACGIH® introduced an alternative alliance approach in which ACGIH® receives funding from each of several professional occupational health and safety associations whose members have an interest and stake in the development and use of occupational exposure guidelines. More recently AIHA participated in ACGIH®'s direct discussions with key professional associations to gauge interest. These discussions are expected to continue over the next few months.

Please contact Tony Rizzuto, ACGIH®'s Executive Director at (513) 742-6172 or trizzuto@acgih.org with questions. For more information on the alliance, please visit http://www.acgihaihaalliance.org.

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ACGIH® is a member-based 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.

Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA®) is the premier association of industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA's 10,460 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. Members represent a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government, and academia. For more information on AIHA, visit www.aiha.org.

A. Anthony Rizzuto, ACGIH® Executive Director
(513) 742-6172; trizzuto@acgih.org
Peter O'Neil, AIHA Executive Director
(703) 846-0760; poneil@aiha.org
Amy B. Bloomhuff, ACGIH® Associate Executive Director
(513) 742-6161; abloomhuff@acgih.org
Melissa Hurley Alves, AIHA Communications
(703) 846-0740; mhurley@aiha.org