ACGIH and the American Industrial Hygiene Association plan to develop a closer alliance. If approved, it is hoped the alliance will result in a sustainable member organization and a scientific-oriented organization.

“We do not see this as a step to a full merger or unification,” said AIHA President Lindsay E. Booher, CIH, CSP. “In fact, this strategic alliance provides both ACGIH and AIHA with appropriate autonomy while simultaneously giving us the opportunity to share resources.”

“We believe that today, more than ever, ACGIH and AIHA must do more to work in a more strategic manner in order to ensure that our resources are utilized to the greatest degree possible,” said Jimmy L. Perkins, PhD, CIH, ACGIH Chair. “This will ensure the future success of industrial hygiene.”