September 11, 2023

AIHA Guideline Foundation Receives $10,000 for Emergency Response Planning Guidelines

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Sept. 11, 2023)—The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has awarded the AIHA Guideline Foundation a second donation of $10,000 to continue developing the Emergency Response Planning Guidelines (ERPG) program. ERPGs are tools for assessing brief airborne exposures to hazardous chemicals associated with spills or releases. They may be used in accident prevention and emergency response planning and have been incorporated into the Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook since 1989. The AIHA Guideline Foundation is the sole organization to establish and maintain ERPGs. It also publishes the Emergency Response Planning Guidelines Handbook, which aids first responders in managing the initial phase of hazardous material transportation accident response.

“We deeply appreciate ACC’s continued support of the AIHA Guideline Foundation's Emergency Response Planning Guidelines program,” said AIHA CEO Lawrence D. Sloan. “This contribution sustains the development of ERPGs and reinforces the essential partnership between our organizations to equip first responders and disaster relief professionals with the tools they need to ensure effective emergency preparedness and response.”

“ACC values our ongoing partnership with AIHA, and we continue to support this valuable program,” said Jeffrey Sloan, senior director for regulatory and scientific affairs for ACC. “Our industry’s top priority is the safety of our facilities and their surrounding communities, and we are pleased to support AIHA’s mission of advancing community and workplace safety.”

About AIHA

AIHA is the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community. Founded in 1939, we support our members with our expertise, networks, comprehensive education programs, and other products and services that help them maintain the highest professional and competency standards. More than half of AIHA;s nearly 8,500 members are certified industrial hygienists, and many hold other professional designations. AIHA serves as a resource for those employed across the public and private sectors as well as to the communities in which they work. For more information, please visit

About ACC

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies, and services that make people’s lives better, healthier, and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety, and security performance through responsible care, common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues, health and environmental research, and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development and are advancing products, processes, and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.