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
  • Association News
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March Issue

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Mortal Exposures

Industrial Hygiene in the Death Care Industry
In 2017, more than 2.7 million people died in the United States. What happened to their bodies after they died? They were cared for by workers in America’s death care industry—those employed by funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematoria.

Active Health and Safety

Looking Forward to the New American Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
ANSI/ASSP Z10, originally approved in 2005, is now on its third revision, due in mid-2019. The upcoming revision is structured to be compatible with ISO 45001 to help users achieve conformance with both standards.

A Nomogram for Lab Hoods

Simple Visual Tool Provides Quick Approximations of Operating Conditions
Important parameters for lab hood performance are linked by complex equations. Using a simple nomogram allows occupational health and safety professionals to quickly and easily determine approximate values when two or more parameters are known.