American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)

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ACGIH Webinar addresses hood design and flow characteristics.

On Dec 8, 2016, ACGIH® will present Hood Design and Flow Characteristics webinar, which will explore types and characteristics of different styles of hoods employed in industry. Presentation will include definitions of terms applied to hoods, application of different styles of hoods, and limitations and advantages of their use. It will provide instruction on how to calculate hood pressure...

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Ramp-Up Alert Tones can help reduce stress on firefighters.

New research suggests that fire departments can reduce stress on firefighters by signaling emergencies with alarms that gradually increase in intensity instead of sudden, full-volume alerts.Â- Study showed that standard alerting caused median increase in heart rate of 7 bpm, while ramp-up tones caused increase of 5 bpm. The article, Effect of Station-specific Alerting and Ramp-up Tones on...

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ACGIH Course covers ventilation basics, equations application.

ACGIH® and its Industrial Ventilation Committee will present Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation & Practical Applications of Useful Equations" from October 31 to November 4, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH. This continuing education course, offering 32 hr of instruction, covers basic and advanced topics related to industrial ventilation andÂ- closely follows ACGIH's Quantitative...

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ACGIH Presents Webinar for Upper Limb Localized Fatigue TLV.

Taking place November 17, 2016Â- from 3:00–4:00 pm EDT, ACGIH®'s Upper Limb Localized Fatigue TLV® webinar will provide guidance for preventing upper extremity musculoskeletal fatigue among workers who perform cyclical work for ≥2 hr/day. Content, presented by David M. Rempel with further contribution from Thomas J. Armstrong, will include introduction to...

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TLV/BEI, Exposure Values Docs are offered in 2011 editions.

ACGIH® released its 2011 editions of TLVs® and BEIs® book as well as Guide to Occupational Exposure Values. Information in pocket-sized Threshold Limit Value (TLV) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEI) book is used worldwide as guide for evaluation and control of workplace exposures to chemical substances and physical agents. As companion document, Guide to Occupational Exposure...

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2011 TLVs® and BEIs® have been ratified by ACGIH Board.

ACGIH® Board of Directors ratified 2011 Threshold Limit Values (TLVs®) for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs®). It also approved recommendations for additions to Notice of Intended Changes (NIC). Annual Reports of ratifications will be published in winter issue of ACGIH newsletter, and draft documentation for substances on NIC is also...

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ACGIH Industrial Ventilation Committee to hold 2 courses in April.

Scheduled for April 11-13, Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation will cover topics such as behavior of air and chemical contaminants in air, industrial process exhaust systems, make-up and supply air ventilation systems, and dilution ventilation systems. Practical Applications of Useful Equations, scheduled for April 14-15, will cover calculation and estimation approaches related to airborne...

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ACGIH Webinar to address Lean Six Sigma initiative.

Scheduled for March 1, 2011, Incorporating Lean Six Sigma into Occupational Health and Safety webinar will help identify applicability to Health and Safety topics and environments based on audience input. Attendees will obtain understanding of Lean Thinking and Six Sigma as separate initiatives, discover how Lean and Six Sigma work together seamlessly, understand how Lean Six Sigma supports...

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ACGIH Webinar to address industrial hygienists' ethical dilemmas.

Scheduled for Nov 16, 2010, Industrial Hygienists' Ethical Dilemmas: Basic Principles and Resolution Strategies webinar will provide industrial hygienists with overview of code and principles, rationale for their existence, and importance of ethical codes to professions. Participants will learn effective strategies for avoiding ethical conflicts. After several ethical dilemmas are presented as...

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ACGIH releases two-tier Under Study list.

Designed to provide public with information of significant relevance regarding development status of chemical substance or physical agent, Under Study List will be updated annually by July 31 and presented in two-tier list. Tier 1 entries indicate which substances and agents may move forward as NIC or NIE in upcoming year, while Tier 2 consists of substances and agents that will not move forward,...

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