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.

The Synergist focuses on:
  • Industry Trends and News
  • Government and Regulatory Activities
  • Key Issues Facing the Profession
  • Technical Information
  • News on Association Events and Activities
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October Issue

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Potential for Prediction

Using Mathematical Models to Guide Risk Management for Infectious Diseases in the Occupational Setting
To maximize the effectiveness of controls in reducing exposure to pathogens in the work environment, industrial hygienists must first understand how infectious diseases are transmitted, how infectious particles move through the environment, and what types of interactions allow infections to spread between workers and the community.

Advice for Active Sampling

How to Determine the Sampled Air Volume
Active sampling of workplace air requires determination of the total volume of air sampled. Two procedures are available for this purpose: one uses a representative sample medium to set the pump flow, and the other uses the actual sampler for setting and measuring the pump flow.

Labeling and Informed Consent

Risk Communication Lessons from the Genetically Modified Foods Controversy
Risk Communication Lessons from the Genetically Modified Foods Controversy
Most product labels are uncontroversial. They provide information that people want to know, or that somebody wants them to know. But should we label a product in the supermarket or a chemical in the workplace that contains a substance many people consider dangerous but most experts consider safe?