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THE NIOSH DECISION LOGIC FOR OEBS APPLYING OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE BANDS
To address the critical need for risk-based exposure guidance for the many thousands of unregulated chemicals in commerce, NIOSH has developed a draft occupational exposure banding methodology that can be used across various industries. BY LAURALYNN TAYLOR MCKERNAN, MELISSA SEATON, AND STEPHEN GILBERT
RESPIRATOR SELECTION FOR OXYGEN-DEFICIENT ATMOSPHERES
ANSWERING CRITICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT ANSI/ASSE Z88.2-2015
The new ANSI/ASSE Z88.2-2015 standard, Practices for Respiratory Protection, helps answer eight critical questions about respirator selection for protection against oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
BY DAVID L. SPELCE, RICHARD W. METZLER, JAMES S. JOHNSON, AND TIMOTHY R. REHAK
INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS: A PRIMER HOW STANDARDS AFFECT THE PRACTICE OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
International standards play an important role in defining societal expectations and in establishing the standard of care expected of OHS professionals.
BY THEA DUNMIRE
POLE TO POLE: FRANCE AN INTERVIEW WITH AIHA AMBASSADOR TOM FULLER
The Synergist launches a new, digital-only series about how the IH/OH profession differs from country to country.
LAURALYNN TAYLOR MCKERNAN, FEATURE AUTHOR
Lauralynn Taylor McKernan, ScD, CIH, is deputy director of the Education and Information Division, CDC/NIOSH in Cincinnati, Ohio.RICHARD W. METZLER, FEATURE AUTHOR
Richard W. Metzler, MSIE, a consultant based in Houston, Pa., is chair of the ANSI/ASSE Z88.2 subcommittee.
THEA DUNMIRE, FEATURE AUTHOR
Thea Dunmire, JD, CIH, CSP, is the president of ENLAR Compliance Services, Inc., where she specializes in helping organizations implement management systems.
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