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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June/July Issue

The full Synergist is available to AIHA members via the Member Center.

Legionella Regulations in New York

How Much Progress Have We Made?
The state of New York and New York City were the first in the United States to implement legislation regarding the prevention of legionellosis in building water systems. Despite these regulations, reported cases of illness in New York are increasing and large-scale outbreaks continue to occur. How can we address the continued rise of legionellosis in the United States?

The Number-One Response Priority

Responsibilities for OEHS Professionals in an Incident Command System, Part 2
Disasters present a plethora of hazards to those tasked with responding to them. Part 1 of this article showed that OEHS professionals have the mindset necessary to improve the safety of the response and the skills and instruments necessary to become directly involved on the ground. This article explores the roles and deliverables in further detail.

A New Approach to the Exposure Sciences

The Promise of Total Exposure Health
As industry continues to move toward greater automation, an increasing number of work environments have removed the human from the exposure or the exposure from the human. But is our work force becoming healthier as a result of this freedom from occupational exposures?