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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  • Government and Regulatory Activities
  • Key Issues Facing the Profession
  • Technical Information
  • News on Association Events and Activities
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April Issue

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No Boundaries

IH’s Role in Preventing the Transmission of Highly Hazardous Communicable Diseases
As the incidence of highly hazardous communicable diseases continues to rise, all relevant professionals, including industrial hygienists, should be involved in prevention efforts, training and education for occupations with potential exposure, and advocacy for increased federal support.

Continuity of Protection

Considerations for Decontaminating Personal Protective Equipment
PPE is an important tool for worker protection and a critical defense-in-depth element. What should industrial hygienists consider when they must protect employees in work environments that can contaminate PPE surfaces with highly toxic or infectious materials?

Fending Off Outrage

Why Do Risk Communication When Nobody’s Endangered and Nobody’s Upset (Yet)?
During times when there’s very little hazard, there’s an opportunity for some kind of risk communication—pre-precaution advocacy, pre-outrage management, or pre-crisis communication. This article describes the basics of risk communication when hazard is low.