regional, and international commerce.” Familiarity with ASTM International fluid resistance and permeability standards is beneficial when one is researching and selecting personal protective clothing. ASTM can be reached on line at HtmlResAnchor www.astm.org/.
The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) 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 publication resources, with over 400 titles related to occupational and environmental health and safety, including the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs®) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs®). ACGIH® can be reached on line at www.acgih.org.
International Air Transport Association (IATA) partners are airline suppliers and service providers who participate through partnership programs that provide a forum through which these companies develop industry solutions. The IATA Live Animals Regulations are the recognized worldwide standards for transporting live animals by commercial airlines. Countries, such as the member states of the European Union, enforce the IATA regulations for the transportation of live animals. Government agencies, such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the management authorities of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species also enforce the regulations for the packaging of endangered species for international transport. It is essential that shipping, acceptance, and handling staff as well as all others involved in the transportation of live animals be familiar with IATA. IATA can be reached on line at www.iata.org/cargo/index.htm.