Press Release

ACGIH® and AIHA Launch Joint Journal in 2004: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene



Cincinnati, Ohio — May 12, 2003 — The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) are joining together to create a new technical journal for the occupational and environmental health and safety profession. The first issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene will debut in January 2004; the current ACGIH® journal, Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, and the AIHA Journal will cease publication at the end of 2003.

"We believe that by publishing one journal for the profession — as opposed to two separate journals for our individual associations — we will benefit not only our members but the OEHS profession and the community as a whole," said ACGIH® Chair Patrick N. Breysse, PhD, CIH.

AIHA President Gayla McCluskey, CIH, CSP, QEP, ROH, agreed, "This new journal will combine the strengths and high quality of our individual journals into something even better."

In cooperation with publisher Taylor & Francis, the new journal will work on a "fast-track" schedule where accepted articles are published on the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene website as soon as they have been edited. They will then be published in the print edition as space becomes available. This new publication process will enable ACGIH® and AIHA members and other Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene readers to have access to cutting-edge, peer-reviewed scientific information in the most timely manner possible.

A board comprised of representatives of both associations will administer the journal. A search is currently under way to select an editor-in-chief.

All those interested in submitting papers to the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene are encouraged to contact Amanda Ryan at (703) 846-0737 for author submission guidelines. The same information is posted on the web at

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 or call our Customer Service Representatives at (513) 742-2020.


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