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HEAT HAZARDS
PROTECTING WORKERS IN HOT ENVIRONMENTS
Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses caused by heat stress. A new NIOSH document offers updated guidance on protecting workers in hot environments. ​​​BY BRENDA JACKLITSCH
SOFT LAW AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
WHERE TO FIND GUIDANCE FOR RISK MANAGEMENT
 
What should industrial hygienists do when the legislative and regulatory process can’t keep pace with technology?
 
BY JOHN BAKER, MARTIN D. BARRIE, CHARLES L. GERACI, AND MARK D. HOOVER
WHAT’S IN A DEFINITION?
NEW TERMINOLOGY FOR RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
 
Updated terms adopted by AIHA’s Respiratory Protection Committee depict where, how, and under ​what circumstances respirator performance is measured or described.
 
BY LARRY JANSSEN AND ROY MCKAY
POLE TO POLE: MALAYSIA
AN INTERVIEW WITH JAS SINGH
 
The Synergist's newest digital-only feature reports on the state of industrial hygiene in Malaysia.
FROM TABLET TO TLV AND BACK AGAIN
SPONSORED BY CASELLA CEL INC.

The handheld device in your pocket is a compact "engineering toolbox" that can greatly enhance your ability to measure and react to changes in your environment in real time.
 

By Rob Brauch
THE PROS AND CONS OF PORTABLE GAS DETECTION
SPONSORED BY NEXTTEQ

Whether you're responsible for hazmat response, post-fire overhaul activities, or determining the need for respiratory protection, obtaining meaningful measurements of atmospheric hazards is of critical importance.
 

By Steve Luecke
NEWSWATCH
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CONTRIBUTORS​
BRENDA JACKLITSCH, FEATURE AUTHOR
Brenda Jacklitsch, MS, is a health scientist in the NIOSH Education and Information Division.
JOHN BAKER, FEATURE AUTHOR
John Baker, CIH, is a senior project manager at Bureau Veritas.
 
LARRY JANSSEN, FEATURE AUTHOR
Larry Janssen, CIH, is an industrial hygiene consultant in ​Stillwater, Minn.
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