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INTRODUCING HEALTH PRODUCT DECLARATIONS NEW TOOL FACILITATES INFORMED CHOICES IN BUILDING DESIGN
More detailed and comprehensive than Safety Data Sheets, Health Product Declarations help architects and building design teams make informed choices and avoid inherent chemical hazards. BY CATHERINE BOBENHAUSEN, JOEL ANN TODD, AND WENDY VITTORI
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PROGRESS IN MINING
NEW CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES HOLD PROMISE FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN HEALTH AND SAFETY
 
Other industries may have moved past the dynamics of traditional hazards, but the mining industry continues to deal with these issues while simultaneously addressing novel emerging hazards.
BY TOM HETHMON AND RUSTIN REED
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NOISE LIMITS FOR WARFIGHTING RECENTLY REVISED STANDARD ADDRESSES NOISE FROM MILITARY OPERATIONS
 
The April 2015 revision of the military standard on noise limits specifies the maximum permissible noise levels produced by military systems and the test requirements for measuring these levels.
BY BRUCE E. AMREIN
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POLE TO POLE: INDIA AN INTERVIEW WITH MAHARSHI MEHTA
 
The Synergist's newest digital-only feature reports on the state of industrial hygiene and safety in India.
Download a PDF version of the November 2016 Synergist (log-in required).
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COLUMNS AND DEPARTMENTS
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PRODUCT FEATURES
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COMMUNITY
CONTRIBUTORS
CATHERINE BOBENHAUSEN, FEATURE AUTHOR
Catherine Bobenhausen, Authorized GreenScreen Practitioner, is senior industrial hygienist with Vidaris, Inc. and a Health Product Declaration Collaborative Technical Committee member.
RUSTIN REED, FEATURE AUTHOR
Rustin Reed, MPH, is a doctoral student and industrial hygienist at the University of Arizona and the vice chair of the AIHA Mining Working Group.  
BRUCE E. AMREIN, FEATURE AUTHOR
Bruce E. Amrein, CTS, chaired the Department of Defense MIL-STD-1474 Working Group from 2011 to 2015.
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