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TOWARD A “SMART CITY”
IH AND SECURITY PROFESSIONALS COLLABORATE ON EARLY DETECTION OF BOMBS
Work on a European Union security project illustrates the importance of teamwork for the evolution of industrial hygiene. BY SAMANTHA CONNELL
THE CHEMISTRY OF OXYGEN SENSORS
DIRECT-READING TECHNOLOGIES FOR PROTECTING WORKERS IN CONFINED SPACES
 
An oxygen sensor measures the atmospheric oxygen concentration (or, in some cases, the oxygen partial pressure) to warn of oxygen deficiency or enrichment. Both conditions may pose dangers to health or safety.  
BY JACK HILL
WEARABLE HELP
THE POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS OF HUMAN EXOSKELETONS
 
New technology is leading to development of wearable structures that can potentially prevent injuries and increase productivity.
 BY MICK SNYDER
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.
HIDDEN HAZARDS
HEALTH AND SAFETY IN MUSEUMS AND ART GALLERIES
 
Collections hazards are not intuitively obvious to the practicing industrial hygienist or safety professional. As an “industry” at risk, the collections care work force is still well below the public health radar screen.

 BY KATHRYN A. MAKOS AND MARGARET SKIMINA
HEARING LOSS AND NOISE EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT
SPONSORED BY CASELLA CEL INC.

The “near-future” tools for exposure assessment look really exciting. But what about the realities of collecting and utilizing quality noise exposure data
today
?
 

By Rob Brauch
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CONTRIBUTORS
SAMANTHA CONNELL, FEATURE AUTHOR
Samantha Connell, MSPH, is an industrial hygienist for Syngenta in Monthey, Switzerland.
JACK HILL, FEATURE AUTHOR
Jack Hill is a compliance officer for the State of Hawaii.
 
MICK SNYDER, FEATURE AUTHOR
Mick Snyder, CIH, CSP, is the EHS Specialist at LSI Solutions, Inc. in Victor, N.Y.
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