Amy Bloomhuff, Esq.
Director of Operations
513-742-6163, extension 116
For Immediate Release
October 13, 2000
ACGIH® PROVIDES GREATER
VOTING RIGHTS TO MEMBERS
- October 13, 2000 - ACGIH® Worldwide announced today that its Members
approved an amendment of the organization's Bylaws. The new Bylaws allow
members who are not governmental or academic employees greater voting
rights as well as the opportunity to serve on the ACGIH® Board.
Additional outcomes of the amendment are the reclassification of member
categories, including one new category.
Currently, over one
third of ACGIH®'s membership is employed in a non-governmental and
non- academic arena. The allowance for greater voting rights to this cadre
of the members will allow them to participate on a much greater level.
The new Bylaws will also assist ACGIH® in streamlining and modernizing
its governance and operations.
Chair Scott Merkle stated, "On behalf of not only the current Board of
Directors, but of all those who have served on the Board and our Bylaws
Task Forces over the past five years, I want to acknowledge and thank
the members for their support of the new Bylaws. I am convinced that this
document points ACGIH® toward its rightful future, while preserving
its traditional core values and making it a more efficient and effective
organization." Merkle went on to add, "This can only strengthen the scope
and quality of what ACGIH® has always done for the profession and
for occupational health."
Membership in ACGIH®
is a valuable investment for professionals wanting to collaborate with
peers from a variety of occupational health and safety backgrounds. To
review the benefits of membership in ACGIH® and to complete the
membership application, visit our website at www.acgih.org/members/index.htm.
is a member based organization that advances worker health and safety
through education and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge.
ACGIH® is one of the industry's leading publications resources,
with over 400 titles relative to occupational and environmental health
and safety, including the renowned TLV® and BEI® books. For more information
visit the ACGIH® website at www.acgih.org.
or call our Member Services Representatives at 513-742-2020.