The Synergist

A Magazine Serving Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Professionals

Readers of The Synergist monthly magazine receive in-depth news and information about the occupational and environmental health and safety fields and the industrial hygiene profession.

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August Issue

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New Requirements for Labs

Laboratories and Accreditation Bodies Tackle Revised ISO Standards
On consecutive days in November 2017, the International Organization for Standardization published revised versions of the standards followed by accredited testing/calibration laboratories and by accreditation bodies. Learn about some of the major changes of both revised standards and what the AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC is doing to implement them.

Quality Data

Laboratory Accreditation, Proficiency Testing, and Registries Explained
Laboratories can participate in a variety of programs to help ensure that they are regularly providing their customers with quality sampling results. What are the differences between accreditation, proficiency testing, and registry programs?

Flexible and User Friendly

Applying the ANSI Z9.5 Standard on Laboratory Ventilation
Among lab ventilation standards, the American National Standards Institute’s Z9.5 is probably the most useful and comprehensive. This article discusses several Z9.5 requirements and the OHS professional’s role in meeting them.