Press Release

Documentation for the TLVs® and BEIs® Now Available at WWW.ACGIH.ORG



Cincinnati, Ohio — March 1, 2002 - ACGIH® is pleased to announce that its members, customers, and others in the occupational and environmental health and safety profession can now download any of the 700+ Documentation for the TLVs® and BEIs® from the ACGIH® website (

All Documentation are in PDF format and priced at $50 each. ACGIH® members are entitled to five free Documentation downloads per year. Included in the list are Documentation for the 2002 TLVs® and BEIs® adopted chemical substances and physical agents, as well as draft Documentation for the substances on the Notice of Intended Changes (NIC). A complete list of the online Documentation is attached.

The 2002 TLVs® and BEIs® book and the Guide to Occupational Exposure Values - 2002 can also be ordered online at, by phone at 513-742-2020, by fax at 513-742-3355, or by submitting it at ACGIH® members receive a 10% discount on all ACGIH® Signature Publications.

TLVs® and BEIs® are guidelines to be used by professionals trained in the practice of industrial hygiene. The TLVs® and BEIs® are not developed or intended to be used as legal standards. They are solely health-based values recommended by ACGIH® committees that review existing published and peer-reviewed literature in various scientific disciplines. Based on the available information, and an analysis and evaluation process, ACGIH® formulates a conclusion as to what level of exposure a healthy worker can experience without an unreasonable risk of disease or injury. No consideration is given to economic or technical feasibility.

ACGIH® 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 or call our Customer Service Representatives at 513-742-2020.

Amy Bloomhuff, Esq.
Director of Operations
513-742-6163, extension 116