is a 501(c)(3) charitable scientific organization that advances occupational and environmental health. Examples of this include our annual editions of the TLVs® and BEIs®
book and work practice guides in ACGIH®
's Signature Publications
Over 80 Years of Service to OEHS Professionals
For over 80 years, ACGIH® has been respected for its dedication to the industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety communities. We have grown and expanded without losing sight of our original goal – to encourage the interchange of experience among industrial hygiene workers and to collect and make accessible such information and data as might be of aid to them in the proper fulfillment of their duties. This original goal is reflected in both our current mission – the advancement of occupational and environmental health – and in our tagline: Defining the Science of Occupational and Environmental Health.
This scientific information and data are provided to members and others in the industry through ACGIH® and AIHA's monthly peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH), and our professional conferences and seminars, as well as through our vast list of technical and scientific publications, including the renowned TLVs® and BEIs® book.
Governance & Strategy
Our 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. Our Board of Directors is elected by our membership. Committees are established by and responsible to the Board of Directors. The activities of each Committee are directed by an individual mission statement. Committee members are appointed by the Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) is governed by Bylaws. The Bylaws were last amended in January 2013 to create a single category of membership – a voting member – who must be employed at least 50% of his or her time in occupational or environmental health and safety.
Since its founding in 1938, ACGIH® has been a member-based organization with the core purpose of advancing occupational and environmental health. In the last few years, however, the organization has had to re-think its purpose, mission and organizational structure in light of significant ongoing changes in the profession, marketplace and economy. This document describes the organization’s efforts since 2012 to continue to serve its core purpose while also ensuring its long-term sustainability.