ACGIH 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.

ACGIH’s key mission is – To Protect Workers Around the World. ACGIH is fighting for you! We are here to protect you! ACGIH is growing stronger and passionately fighting for your health and safety as you face those hidden dangers in your workplace environments.

ACGIH works continuously to enhance the occupational, environmental, health, and safety fields. Our research provides you with the science and data you need to ensure the safety of your employees and community. Subscription support is crucial to the continued research and development of occupational science.

Over 85 Years of Service to OEHS Professionals

For over 85 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 scientific information and data are provided to subscribers 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.

Our History

Governance & Strategy

Our Leadership

Our Board of Directors and Committees consist of ACGIH subscribers 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 subscribers. 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.

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The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
(ACGIH) is governed by Bylaws. The Bylaws were amended in January 2013 to create a single category of subscription – a voting individual – who must be employed at least 50% of his or her time in occupational or environmental health and safety.