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
If you would like to subscribe to The Synergist or receive a free copy, email the editors.

The Synergist archives are available to AIHA members in the Member Center (login required).

Permission Requests

Requests for permission to republish Synergist articles are handled by Copyright Clearance Center. You can request permission via the link below.


What would you do if you suspected the abatement firm that hired you of turning a blind eye to dangerous working conditions? Or if you discovered that the factory where you're conducting a ventilation survey doesn't provide respirators for its welders?

Tell us what you think! Read "The IH Who Knew Too Much" in the January Synergist, then fill out the forms after each case study. Your responses could appear in a future issue.


January Issue

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

From “Just in Time” to “Just Next Door”

21st Century Manufacturing Challenges and Opportunities for Industrial Hygienists
Technologies like additive manufacturing and robotics are changing manufacturing, and industrial hygienists must reconsider how potential worker health and safety risks are evaluated and managed.

How to Buy Safer, Quieter Tools

A Process Management Approach to Reducing Noise and Hand-arm Vibration while Improving Productivity and Quality
The forthcoming update to SAE International Standard AS6228 will help industrial hygienists support improved safety in their workplaces and encourage the availability of safer, more productive equipment.

Integrating IH into Healthcare

Key Concerns for a Rapidly Growing Field
An industrial hygienist’s scope of practice aligns with many aspects of a healthcare environment. How can the industrial hygienist be an integral resource in the healthcare industry?