To help keep welders safe, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and OSHA offer safety guidelines to help workers avoid welding hazards. Awareness of the most common welding hazards and knowing how to avoid them creates a safe, productive work environment for all.
For 75 years, the Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances (TLV®-CS) Committee has taken a leading role in making work environments safe and healthy for workers worldwide. It is a mission that has helped to define ACGIH®.
ACGIH® is pleased to announce new members for its 2015 Board of Directors and its 2015 Nominating Committee. In accordance with a 2013 amendment to the ACGIH® Bylaws, ACGIH®’s membership elected three (3) members to serve as Directors on the Board of Directors.
A new National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study published online in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH) found that recommended safe handling practices for workers who administer antineoplastic drugs in healthcare settings are not always followed.
This will be the first time ever that the city of San Antonio, Texas hosts the 2014 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) + Stewardship – and San Antonio says it’s ready for the 5,000+ industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals expected to descend upon the city May 31st through June 5th.
Abstracts at AIHce 2014 will cover emerging trends in worker health and safety
May 12, 2014
Eleven abstracts to be presented at the 2014 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) will reveal some exciting new strategies to protect worker health. These approaches range from advancing the safety culture in academic laboratories to minimizing the risks to workers in healthcare settings.
Most people know San Antonio as the home of The Alamo, but the city holds much more than just this historic landmark. Voted as one of the top 25 U.S. destinations by TripAdvisor, San Antonio has endless dining options, a boot-stompin' nightlife, convenient accommodations, and the premier OEHS conference of the year, AIHce 2014 + Stewardship.
New study finds long-term heat adaptation due to repeated occupational heat stress exposure
January 13, 2014
Older firefighters who are chronically exposed to heat stress on the job may be more heat resilient over time. A recent study published in the December issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH) found that older firefighters may be able to tolerate more challenging or arduous work environments before they feel affected by the heat, compared to non-heat-exposed workers who would need to stop work prematurely.
ACGIH® is pleased to announce new members for its 2014 Board of Directors and its 2014 Nominating Committee. In accordance with a 2013 amendment to the ACGIH® Bylaws, ACGIH®’s membership elected three (3) members to serve as Directors on the Board of Directors. They are: