During the present global disease pandemic, a time which is unique to the world and its global communities, our risk assessments need to continue to be comprehensive, thorough, and appropriately vetted.
As stewards to occupational health and safety professionals around the globe, ACGIH® leadership feels compelled to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our members, supporters, and the public at large. Therefore, on March 12th, ACGIH® made the difficult decision to cancel all large in-person events through at least the summer of 2020. Moreover, our decision to cancel in-person events also includes our involvement in large gatherings hosted by other organizations.
ACGIH® has been a contractual sponsor and exhibitor at the AIHce conference for many years. However, given current and reliably forecasted health and safety circumstances, ACGIH® has made the decision to not attend the 2020 AIHce in the near term at any level for in-person activities. We sincerely value our relationship with AIHA and have offered partnership collaboration in future endeavors – including support of an entirely virtual conference this year or other educational opportunities reinforced by social and physical distancing measures.
As we all learn to navigate our changing roles in the environmental health and safety community during this time, ACGIH® is here to support you in your professional endeavors. With the decision to cancel our in-person meetings, we have also begun development on new and exciting distance learning opportunities. ACGIH® is focused on enacting responsive, immediate actions that will serve environmental health and safety professionals looking to Define Your Future.