The Synergist

A Magazine Serving Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Professionals

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May Issue

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Can Ergonomics Programs Help Solve the Opioid Crisis?

Preventing Pain Is the Key
Most of the response to the opioid crisis focuses on preventing overdose deaths, on providing the best treatment for people with opioid addiction, and on changing prescription practices to prevent new cases of opioid overuse. But we are never going to stop the influx of new opioid users only by changing prescription practices.

Electronic Cigarettes and the IH

Updated White Paper Covers Latest Research
AIHA’s white paper on e-cigarettes was recently updated to discuss the latest research on e-cigarette hazards. How should industrial hygienists and safety and health professionals address the occupational and public health concerns associated with e-cigarettes?

NAFTA’s Lessons

Will the New North American Trade Agreement Improve Worker Protections?
Late in September 2018, the United States, Mexico, and Canada negotiated a new trade agreement. Most stakeholders—including labor and business groups—seem to favor a new agreement, but there are still many concerns about whether workers in all three countries will be better protected by the new agreement than they had been by NAFTA.