thesynergist​ | FEATURES
SETTING THE BAR FOR IAQ HOW AIHA AND IAQA DEVELOPED THE INDOOR AIR QUALITY BODY ​OF KNOWLEDGE
 
Beginning in 2013, a volunteer project jointly conducted by AIHA and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) attempted to define the minimum qualifications an IAQ professional must possess to be an effective practitioner.
 
​​BY ED RUTKOWSKI
FRACKING AND HEALTH RISK
A SHORT HEALTH HAZARD ANALYSIS OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING
 
Where are the health hazards of hydraulic frac​turing? ​A simple evaluation of exposure pathway, magnitude potential, and severity of response points to occupational beginnings.
 
BY TIMOTHY HICKS
KEEPING PACE WITH DRUG-USE TRENDS ​ MEDICAL MARIJUANA, LEGAL POSITIVES, AND OTHER CHALLENGES FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE PROGRAMS
 
Medical marijuana, cannabidiol, legal prescriptions, synthetic drugs, and advancements in adulteration have created new challenges employers should address in their alcohol and drug prevention programs.
 
BY ERIC NELSON AND JEREMY SLAGLEY
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CONTRIBUTORS​
ERIC NELSON, FEATURE AUTHOR
Eric Nelson, CSP, is senior partner with Steel City Safety.
TIMOTHY HICKS, FEATURE AUTHOR
Timothy Hicks, MSPH, CSP, CIH, is the president and managing director of Hicks Health & Safety.
 
ED RUTKOWSKI, FEATURE AUTHOR
Ed Rutkowski is editor in chief of The Synergist.
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