Goals and Activities
attention to fostering expanded establishment and use of occupational
values throughout the world and its annual presentation
of the Jeff Lee Lecture at AIHce, FOHS plans to
add increased emphasis to the need for high quality continuing professional
education and its
vision of a higher plateau in this important arena. FOHS also plans to
concentrate its efforts on scientific research in the field and research
on the profession itself — all for the benefit of industrial hygienists
and related professionals.
In 2008, FOHS created the Sustainable TLV®/BEI® Fund. The
core purpose of the fund is to develop sustainable financial support to
ensure the continued existence of ACGIH® TLVs® and BEIs®. Since
its inception the core purpose and “cause” of ACGIH® has
been to protect workplace employees through the development of science-based
occupational exposure guidelines widely known as the TLVs® and BEIs®.
have become recognized throughout the world as forming the scientific
basis for subsequent development of workplace standards. The potential
loss of the TLVs® and
BEIs® would result in a significant loss of basic worker protection.
Donations and grants to this fund will provide support for existing ACGIH® programs
used in developing TLVs® and BEIs®.
the YIHWAG Family Foundation awarded FOHS a substantial grant
to benefit the needs of educational organizations in developing
countries throughout the world. From this grant, FOHS established
the Worldwide Outreach Program. Its mission
is to support the professional development of occupational health
and safety throughout
the world. Qualifying educational organizations, professional
organizations, and non-government organizations seeking to further
the goals of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating
Centers for Occupational Health's 2006-2010 Work Plan can apply
for program grants ranging from $1,000-$2,000.
become an FOHS Trustee: The members of the Board
of Trustees are actively seeking volunteers to join them in leading
FOHS and working to help it reach its full potential. All in the profession
are eligible to serve and are encouraged to make their willingness
known. The Board of Trustees currently consists
of 7 people.
Code of Regulations (Bylaws) for
FOHS significantly simplifies and streamlines the Foundation's structure
so that its activities can be more expeditiously pursued, and so
that all who are interested in its goals can fully participate in