Table of Contents by Issue

January

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President’s Message
A Community Effort
By Allan K. Fleeger

Washington Insider
What to Watch in 2013
By Aaron Trippler

Insight: Welding
Welding Processes and Fume Production
By Mike Harris

A Structured Approach to Controlling Diesel Particulate
Many controls are available for diesel particulate, but not all work in every situation, and in most cases, multiple options are required.
By Brian Davies

New Directions for IAQ
The “mold is gold” era is over. What are the new growth areas in indoor air quality?
By Don Weekes

OHS after the Election
Aaron Trippler speaks with The Synergist® about the 2012 election results.
By Ed Rutkowski

February

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President’s Message
Standards Development Update
By Allan K. Fleeger

Washington Insider
Agency Movement on Top OHS Issues
By Aaron Trippler

Insight: Risk Assessment
Suffer Little Children
By Frank Mirer

The Sixty-percent Statistic
Sixty percent of confined space fatalities occur among would-be rescuers. How can we break the chain of would-be rescuer deaths?
By Connie L. Muncy

AIHce 2013 Technical Sessions
A sneak peek at the planned topics for AIHce 2013 in Montreal.

AIHA® Candidates’ Forum
Meet the candidates for AIHA’s Board of Directors.

March

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President’s Message
Strong Bond, Shared Purpose
By Allan K. Fleeger

Washington Insider
Congress Gears Up for New Session
By Aaron Trippler

Leadership Perspective
ACGIH Members Approve Changes
By A. Anthony Rizzuto

Insight: Ethics
Dealing with Malpractice
By Nancy M. McClellan

Insight: Safety
Not Just an Assigned Designation
By Paul A. Zoubek

VEM Goes Mobile
Mobile video exposure monitoring (M-VEM) can potentially provide insight into the sources of exposures for mobile workers.
By Gerald Joy

Changing Requirements for Environmental Management Systems
The new revision of the ISO 14001 standard will impact every organization that currently uses it as the basis for its environmental management system.
By Thea Dunmire

Noise Calculations and Shift Length
The Synergist
® shares three noise experts’ perspectives on protecting workers from noise exposures during longer shifts.
By Ed Rutkowski

April

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President’s Message
Branching Out
By Allan K. Fleeger

Staff Works
CareerAdvantage
2013: Répondez S’il Vous Plaît
By Mary Ellen Brennan

Insight: For Students
Don't Wonder—Do!
By Samantha Connell

Insight: Risk Communication
Orienting Your Audience: Six Signposting Tips
By Peter M. Sandman

Strategies for Selecting an IH Software Solution
Comprehensive, automated software solutions that integrate data in one place offer a big-picture view that allows industrial hygienists to proactively identify trends and manage risk.
By Monica Melkonian

Living with a Legacy
A Foundation scholar reflects on life in Libby, Montana.
By Ed Rutkowski

Bienvenue à Montréal
Next month, Montreal, Canada, will host AIHce 2013, the premier OEHS conference and expo of the year, from May 18 to 23.
By Kay Bechtold

May

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President’s Message
Today’s Challenge, Tomorrow’s Promise
By Allan K. Fleeger

Washington Insider
Congress Moves to Enact Budget
By Aaron Trippler

Insight: Green Building
Under Construction: Sustainable Initiatives
By Thomas Abdallah, Mark Drozdov, Pauline Chow, and Syed W. Ali

Insight: Welding
Selling OHS in the “Hot Work” Industry
By Mike Harris

Insight: Ionizing Radiation
Health Physics Resources and Industrial Hygienists
By Judson Kenoyer, Claudiu Lungu, and Ron Beethe

The Art of the Deal
Occupational health and safety professionals have been talking about demonstrating their value to company leadership for decades. Has it made any difference?
By David M. Eherts

What’s New in OEHS Products and Services?
Previewing the Expo at AIHce 2013, where more than 230 exhibitors will showcase the latest OEHS products and services.
By Kay Bechtold

Theatrical Fall Protection
Fall hazards are abundant in theaters. Here are some strategies for protecting performers.
By Monona Rossol

June/July

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Washington Insider
Legislative Activity Still on the Rise
By Aaron Trippler

Synergist® Q&A
Dust Samplers

Insight: Ethics
A Fresh, Global Look at Ethics
By Jas Singh

Insight: Safety
Workplace Fall Protection and Sustainability
By Paul Zoubek

Keeping Up with the Oil and Gas Rush
The drive to extract gas and oil has brought with it some important considerations regarding the safety and health of workers.
By Eric Esswein and Ryan Hill

Are These Gloves Still Serviceable?
The serviceability of protective gloves often depends on their application.
By Laura Proctor

Where IH Art and Science Meet
Looking back at the General Session Speakers at AIHce 2013 in Montreal.
By Ed Rutkowski and Kay Bechtold

August

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President’s Message
Looking Backward, Looking Forward
By Barbara Dawson

Letter to the Editor
LEV in Welding
By Ed Chessor

Special Section
AIHA® Member Summits “High Point of the World”

Insight: Welding
An Order of Magnitude
By Mike Harris

Does Your Lab Measure Up?
Contrary to what your manager might think, laboratories present several ergonomic challenges.
By Sheree Gibson and Angela Dartt

The Beryllium Quandary
Lower exposure limits, if they take effect, will make sampling and analysis of beryllium even more challenging.
By Michael Brisson

After the Storm
New research and laboratory techniques have yielded more sensitive tests for determining the presence of fecal or sewage contamination.
By Diane Miskowski

September

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President’s Message
New Opportunities for Today’s Volunteers
By Barbara Dawson

Washington Insider
Back in Session
By Aaron Trippler

Leadership Perspective
The Academy’s New Strategy
By Zack Mansdorf

Insight: For Students
Juggling School...and Everything Else
By Samantha Connell

Insight: Professional Growth
Sampling Comfort
By Eric J. Ward

Insight: Risk Assessment
Whack-a-mole
By Frank Mirer

A New Opportunity for Hazcom Experts
A new AIHA® registry program offers a valuable credential in SDS and label authoring.
By Ed Rutkowski

Making the Most of Your IH Data
Industrial hygiene data management systems can help you answer questions about your IH programs.
By Stephanie Battista

Pre-crisis Communication: Talking about What-ifs
In risk communication, it’s important to discuss potential emergencies before they happen.
By Peter M. Sandman

October

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President’s Message
Serving a Common Cause
By Barbara Dawson

Synergist® Q&A
Hydrogen Sulfide

Insight: Ethics
Exporting Harm
By Jeff Throckmorton

Insight: Professional Growth
Industrial Hygienists as Disease Detectives
By Yulia Iossifova, Custodio Muianga, Rena Saito, and Francis T. Pleban

Firefighting: A Toxic Profession
Heat isn’t the only hazard that firefighters face. Modern materials in our homes have increased the toxicity of today’s fires.
By Dawn Bolstad-Johnson

Trends in Occupational Health Risk Management
How can occupational hygienists help shape exposure health risk management for 21st-century workplaces?
By Bob Rajan-Sithamparanadarjah

Noise in Construction
Low recognition of noise hazards continues to haunt workers—especially in the construction industry.
By Ed Rutkowski

November

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President’s Message
What’s in a Name?
By Barbara Dawson

Synergist® Q&A
Chemical Management

Insight: Safety
Machine Safeguarding Risk Assessment
By Paul A. Zoubek

Insight: Green Building
The New Transparency
By Catherine Bobenhausen

Industrial Hygiene Practices for Assessing Nanomaterials Exposures
With the growing impact of nanotechnology in the workplace, some level of exposure risk assessment is necessary for engineered nanomaterials.
By Jennifer Dimitri, Keith Rickabaugh, Paul Webb, and Michele Shepard

Crane Safety
Learn how to prevent electrocutions from crane contact with overhead power lines and what actions to take if contact is made.
By Jerome E. Spear

Two Views on the New Manganese TLV®
What is the TLV’s role in industrial hygiene practice?
By Dan Chute and Mike Harris

December

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President’s Message
Preserving Our Stories
By Barbara Dawson

Washington Insider
OSHA Moves on Two Major Issues
By Aaron Trippler

Leadership Perspective
The Manganese TLV®: ACGIH® Responds
By Bob Herrick

Synergist® Q&A
New Technology for Chemical Sensors

Insight: Risk Assessment
Silica Redux
By Frank Mirer

Make Your Evidence Count
As an industrial hygienist, you might eventually figure prominently in a legal dispute concerning workplace exposures. How do you ensure your data is admissible?
By Kurt W. Dreger and David L. Dahlstrom

At the Ready
AIHA’s Fall Conference highlighted leadership and emergency preparedness.
By Kay Bechtold and Ed Rutkowski

Strategies for Selecting an SDS Authoring Solution
Tracking international chemical regulatory guidelines and providing accurate and compliant hazard communication has never been more complex.
By Matthew A. Johnston and Sarah Stine