Cincinnati, Ohio — December 5, 2008 — The Foundation for Occupational Health and Safety (FOHS) is pleased to announce the creation of a new fund – the “Sustainable TLV®/BEI® Fund (the Fund).” The core purpose of the Fund is to develop sustainable financial support to ensure the continued development of TLVs® and BEIs®. The Fund will initially be managed and overseen by a four-member Board of Governors consisting of two representatives appointed by the FOHS Board of Trustees and two representatives appointed by the ACGIH® Board of Directors. The Chair of the Board of Governors will rotate annually between the two organizations’ representatives.
The Fund was created to address the following factors:
- Since its inception, the core purpose and “cause” of ACGIH® has been to protect workplace employees through the development of science-based occupational exposure guidelines widely known as the TLVs® and BEIs®. These guidelines have become recognized throughout the world as forming the scientific basis for subsequent development of workplace standards. The potential loss of the TLVs® and BEIs® would result in a significant loss of basic worker protection.
- Current economic conditions and recent legal challenges put the continuation of ACGIH®’s core mission and value at risk, namely the continued development of TLV® and BEIs®.
- FOHS has the ability to solicit and receive donations and grants from corporate, governmental and private entities alike. There are potentially many entities that would provide support for sustaining the TLV® and BEI® processes, and creation of the Fund provides the mechanism for receiving that support, in furtherance of FOHS’ mission.
Through the creation of the Fund
can augment support for existing ACGIH®
programs used in developing TLVs®
, and provide additional opportunities for raising funds to support and sustain the core mission and value of ACGIH®
– developing and promoting occupational exposure guidelines.
For more information on the Sustainable TLV®/BEI® Fund or to make a contribution, visit Sustainable TLV®/BEI® Fund.
FOHS has an alliance with ACGIH®.
ACGIH® Worldwide is a member-based organization that advances worker health and safety through education and the development and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge. 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.
FOHS is a 501(c)(3) foundation whose mission is to (1) sponsor research, education, and the publication of scientific information, (2) provide a vehicle for financial support of the improvement and enhancement of occupational and environmental health and safety and the general public health, and (3) disseminate the results of valuable research findings and assure a heightened quality of continuing education in occupational safety and health. For more information, visit the FOHS website or call 513-742-6169.