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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  • Key Issues Facing the Profession
  • Technical Information
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January Issue

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The "Right" PPE

Establishing a Successful Personal Protective Equipment Program on a Construction Site
With nearly one in five worker deaths in the U.S. last year attributed to the construction industry, the right personal protective equipment is crucial for worker safety. A sound PPE plan is essential to address the hazards created on a construction site and their impact on operations.

Part of the Sample

What Wall Deposits Mean for Your Samples--And What You Should Do about It
When sampling for aerosols with a sampler that contains a filter, particles do not always reach the filter or stick to it. For total dust samples, OSHA and NIOSH require all particles that pass through the opening of a sampler to be included in the assessment of worker exposure. Serious underestimation of exposure can ensue if non-filter “wall deposits” are excluded.

Revealing Hidden Risks

Tools for Enterprise Risk Management
Over the past ten years, the public has become all too familiar with events where companies either failed to anticipate, or didn’t properly manage, enterprise risk. It is critical for health and safety practitioners to understand these failures of enterprise risk management as well as traditional accident metrics.