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Currently featured in the October 2019 Synergist

The Journey to "Be Well"

Implementing Total Worker Health in Eugene, Oregon

In the last few years, Eugene, Ore. has proven to be an ideal environment for implementing the NIOSH Total Worker Health initiative. The city serves as an excellent example of how medium-sized or small organizations can engage with TWH.

First Choice

Consensus Standards, Technology, and the IH Professional

The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act requires that government agencies use consensus standards. As a result, consensus standards have begun to appear with more regularity in federal directives, guidelines, regulations, and requirements by citation or by reference.

Take Control of Your Development

A Guide to Planning Your Career

A critical tool for every professional (not just early-career professionals) is a formal development plan—a roadmap that helps ensure you meet your personal and professional goals. Even seasoned professionals need to review their development plans and their career progression.

Sponsored Content: Go with the Flow

Essential Tips for Low-Flow Sampling

With over 100,000 different chemicals in use in industries across the globe, correct monitoring and reporting procedures have perhaps never been more vital in ensuring worker safety and legal compliance.

Features from the September 2019 Synergist

People, Product, Planet

The Confluence of Industrial Hygiene, Product Stewardship, and Sustainability

Product stewardship has become an increasingly viable career path for industrial hygienists and other professionals engaged in sustainability. To get a sense of the ways IH, sustainability, and product stewardship intersect, The Synergist interviewed three professionals with experience in each of these vocations.

From Consciousness to Conscience

The Convergence of Sustainability and Industrial Hygiene

Demonstrating a robust and effective health and safety program is foundational in organizational sustainability. Documented compliance with applicable regulations, development of comprehensive risk management strategies, and status reporting around key program performance indicators are other examples of the direct link between IH and sustainability.

A Modeling Toolbox for Product Stewards

How to Develop an Aptitude for Exposure Assessment Modeling

With the growth of industry’s sustainability and product stewardship programs, traditional industrial hygiene practices may increasingly extend beyond the workplace environment. The same approaches for assessing risk and identifying risk management options may also apply to downstream users of chemicals and products.

Digital Extra: The Respirator Fit Capability Test

Enhancing the Efficacy of Filtering Facepiece Respirators

In 1919, the United States Department of Mines initiated the nation’s first respirator certification program. In observance of this anniversary, The Synergist and NIOSH present this digital supplement to the September 2019 issue, which discusses the development of a new voluntary standard for ensuring the proper fitting of respirators.

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