Currently featured in the February 2021 Synergist
Training in a Pandemic
A Guide to Designing and Delivering Learning Events
The logistics of in-person learning events during a pandemic world are difficult, but perhaps a greater challenge is figuring out how to facilitate online learning while promoting greater engagement among learners. How can industrial hygienists and occupational and environmental health and safety professionals get creative with learning?
5G Cellular Technology and Worker Protection
The latest cellular phone communication standard, commonly referred to as 5G or the fifth generation of cellular technology, has generated a lot of interest, with some observers concerned about its safety. Compared to older generations, 5G provides a significant increase in the speed of communication and allows greater numbers of connected devices.
How to Engage and Influence People
Tips from Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Imagine getting up in front of your peers to give a presentation on assessing risk. Initially, you may be uneasy because of an underlying fear of public speaking. How do you get yourself in the right mindset to give a compelling presentation that invigorates people to take action?
Features from the January 2021 Synergist
Confronting Two Crises
The COVID-19 Pandemic, the Opioid Epidemic, and the IH
Opioid overdoses in the United States have risen sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program indicates a 17 percent increase in overdoses in April-June 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, and 70 percent of those overdoses are associated with opioids.
Practical, Perplexing, and Unpredictable
Sampling and Use Considerations for Peracetic Acid
A disinfectant and sanitizer used in various industries, peracetic acid (PAA) use ensures that many products are safe for consumers. But concerns remain about the health and safety of those exposed to PAA while working with the chemical.
Will They Make the Workplace Safer?
Much is unknown about the emerging technology of wearable exoskeletons and its ability to improve worker performance and workplace safety. The goal of this article is to help health and safety professionals understand how to determine whether exoskeletons are a viable ergonomic solution in their organizations’ workplaces.