Press Release

ACGIH® Opens New Professional Learning Center


ACGIH® Opens New Professional Learning Center

Cincinnati, Ohio - February 9, 2001 - ACGIH® Worldwide announced today that the expansion of its headquarters, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been completed. The new area includes 5,000 square feet of additional space that will be used for future seminars, conferences, and meetings. The space will also be available for rent to local professional groups and associations for their professional functions.

Richard A. Strano, CAE, Executive Director of ACGIH® stated, "I am personally proud of our members' Headquarters, and believe that all who visit the facility will share my pride." He went on to add "the Professional Learning Center will allow ACGIH® to further advance its entry into the educational arena. The Center, along with the addition of our new Director of Education, Kristin Száva, is in alignment with our Strategic Plan. It also allows us to offer members and customers a wider variety of educational opportunities."

Száva, who brings over 10 years experience to the position, commented, "I am looking forward to building on the educational foundation that has been established by ACGIH® and its members. The new Professional Learning Center will allow for the development of a number of new continuing education programs, including our upcoming Ergonomics course, and a more specific offering involving the Hand Activity Level Threshold Limit Value (HAL-TLV®). As the developer of the HAL-TLV®, ACGIH® will provide integrity and expertise to the program that cannot be found elsewhere." She went on to add, "ACGIH® is known to its members and customers in the occupational health and safety profession as a leader in the development and dissemination of scientific and technical information. We believe that the addition of this new center and the courses to follow is evidence of that commitment." Those interested in more information on these and other continuing education related programs, submit your request at

The first courses to be held in the ACGIH® Professional Learning Center are "Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation" and "Practical Applications of Useful Equations", which will be held April 2 - 6. Instructed by internationally renowned ventilation expert D. Jeff Burton, BS, MS, PE, CIH, CSP, these courses have been described by attendees as "legendary," and offer participants the materials necessary to complete the course, including a pre-programmed VentCalc calculator. Those interested in registering for both courses can do so online at, or by calling Anita Schmid at 513-742-2020.

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 over 400 titles relative to occupational and environmental health and safety, including the renowned TLV® BEI® Book. For more information visit the ACGIH® website at or call our Member Services Representatives at 513-742-2020.

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