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In the Eye of the Storm Case Study One: The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

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Part of the Environmental Ethics and Science Policy book series (EESP, volume 1)

Abstract

Canada has originated only a few standards. Neither provincial nor federal authorities have the resources to develop a full range of standards, either for environmental or for occupational contaminants. Canadian regulators usually adopt standards developed elsewhere, or rely upon the existence of such standards as an alternative to regulation and for workers’ compensation awards. In this, Canada is typical of all countries. Pressing for an answer about the origin of most of their standards, we discovered a little known organization called the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).

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Committee Member Regulatory Standard Arsenic Trioxide Industrial Hygienist Biological Limit 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    W. G. Frederick, “The Birth of the ACGIH Threshold Limit Values Committee and Its Influence on the Development of Industrial Hygiene,” 1968 ACGIH Transactions, p. 40. (The full title of the Transactions is Transactions of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Hereinafter, I shall use 19-- ACGIH Transactions.Google Scholar
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  3. 3.
    M. Bowditch, “In Setting Threshold Limits,” 1944 ACGIH Transactions, p. 29.Google Scholar
  4. 5.
    “Report of the TLV Committee,” 1964 ACGIH Transactions, p. 111.Google Scholar
  5. 6.
    1965 ACGIH Transactions, p. 125.Google Scholar
  6. 8.
    “Proposed Budget: July 1984 to June 1985” (mimeo).Google Scholar
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    “1984 TLV Committee Report”; mimeo circulated at Annual Meeting.Google Scholar
  8. 12.
    1983–84 TLV Booklet, p. 3.Google Scholar
  9. 13.
    Ibid., pp. 3–4.Google Scholar
  10. 14.
    Ibid., pp. 5–6.Google Scholar
  11. 15.
    Ibid., pp. 8–9.Google Scholar
  12. 16.
    Ibid., Appendix A, pp. 41–47.Google Scholar
  13. 17.
    1983–84 TLV Booklet, p. 3.Google Scholar
  14. 18.
    Ibid., p. 2.Google Scholar
  15. 19.
    Observation made at the AIHA Educational Seminar 3, 1984–85.Google Scholar
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  17. 21.
    P. Caplan as reported in 1977 ACGIH Transactions p. 44.Google Scholar

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