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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June/July Issue

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Threats and Opportunities

Taking Stock of OEHS Issues in the Trump Administration
Days after the Senate confirmed R. Alexander Acosta as secretary of Labor, The Synergist sat down with Mark Ames, AIHA’s director of Government Relations, to discuss the outlook for OEHS issues moving forward.

A Matter of Time

PPE Service and Shelf Life
Personal protective equipment represents a significant employer investment in worker safety. However, the initial purchase is just a down payment since additional costs are incurred while the equipment is present in the workplace. Each item must be handled, stored, and inspected, and some are subject to additional costs arising from maintenance, decontamination, repair, and disposal.

Purchasing the Best Instrument

How to Use the AIHA Standardized Equipment Specification Sheet
Selection of a direct-reading instrument often comes down to pros and cons, and IHs must choose an instrument based on their prioritized needs and available information. But comparing instruments based on manufacturers’ varying and limited specifications can be challenging.