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December 12, 2003

FOHS Announces $15,000 Grant for Support of Industrial Hygiene
Educational Needs in Developing Countries

Cincinnati, OhioDecember 12, 2003The Foundation for Occupational Health and Safety (FOHS) is pleased to announce a substantial grant that will greatly benefit the needs of educational organizations in developing countries throughout the world. This grant has been made to FOHS at a value of up to $15,000 over a period of five years. The grant, put forward by the YIHWAG Family Foundation, will benefit Industrial Hygiene educational activities internationally. FOHS has an alliance with The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®). Recommendations for FOHS consideration will be made by the ACGIH® International Committee on an annual basis.

On behalf of FOHS, the ACGIH® International Committee will investigate and recommend suitable recipients of publication packages and educational material for qualifying educational organizations seeking to further the goals of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centres for Occupational Health’s 2001-2005 Work Plan.

Applications for the 2004 grant are now being accepted. Please submit a request for consideration to:

ACGIH® International Committee
1330 Kemper Meadow Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45240
USA
Phone: +1 (513) 742-2020
Fax: +1 (513) 742-3355
E-mail: mail@acgih.org

ACGIH® Worldwide is a member-based organization that advances worker health and safety through education and the development and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge. ACGIH® is one of the industry’s leading publications resources, with approximately 400 titles relative to occupational and environmental health and safety, including the renowned TLVs® and BEIs®. For more information, visit the ACGIH® website at www.acgih.org or call our Customer Service Representatives at 513-742-2020.

FOHS is a 501(c)(3) foundation whose mission is to (1) sponsor research, education, and the publication of scientific information, (2) provide a vehicle for financial support of the improvement and enhancement of occupational and environmental health and safety and the general public health, and (3) disseminate the results of valuable research findings and assure a heightened quality of continuing education in occupational safety and health. For more information, visit the FOHS website at www.fohs.org or call 513-742-6169.

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