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POINT-SOURCE PPE A STRATEGY FOR CONTROLLING NOISE EXPOSURES IN AGRICULTURE Although the best way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss is to eliminate noise whenever possible, elimination is often not technically or economically feasible in the farm work environment.
 
BY CHANDRAN ACHUTAN
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RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT NANOTECHNOLOGY AND HSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
 
A health, safety, and environment management system provides a framework through which an organization can effectively and safely manage its use of advanced materials.
BY MICHELE SHEPARD, PAUL WEBB, JOHN BAKER, AND AMANDA ARCHER
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FIRST LINE OF RESPIRATORY PROTECTION Z88.2 AND THE EFFECTIVE RESPIRATOR PROGRAM A compliant respirator program protects workers’ health, and the industrial hygiene community should be actively involved in understanding and properly implementing their respiratory protection program responsibilities.
BY DAVID L. SPELCE, RICHARD W. METZLER, JAMES S. JOHNSON, AND TIMOTHY R. REHAK
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CHANDRAN ACHUTAN, FEATURE AUTHOR
Chandran Achutan, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health.
MICHELE SHEPARD, FEATURE AUTHOR
Michele Shepard, PhD, CIH, is chair of AIHA’s Nanotechnology Working Group and a senior consultant with Colden Corporation.
 
CDAVID L. SPELCE, FEATURE AUTHOR
David L. Spelce, MS, CIH (1997–2015), served as the Navy’s respirator expert from 1987 to 2015 and was the Navy’s official liaison to the ANSI Respirator Committee.
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