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VERSATILE AND VEXING THE MANY USES AND HAZARDS OF PERACETIC ACID
The multipurpose compound peracetic acid has applications in several industries and is considered environmentally friendly. But it is also an irritant to workers, and little health and safety guidance exists for its use. BY KAY BECHTOLD
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EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS BOLSTER RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
 
Achieving effective protection through the use of respirators requires complex activities to be performed by multiple people.
BY RICHARD W. METZLER, DAVID SPELCE, JAMES S. JOHNSON, AND TIMOTHY R. REHAK
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LEADING IN A TIME OF DISRUPTION FALL CONFERENCE ASKS: WHAT MAKES GOOD OHS LEADERS?
 
True to its new “leadership and management” theme, the AIHA Fall Conference presented several revealing stories from men and women in leadership positions that can resonate with IH/OH professionals at every career stage.
BY ED RUTKOWSKI
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POLE TO POLE: CHINA AN INTERVIEW WITH JUN WANG
 
The Synergist's newest digital-only feature reports on the state of industrial hygiene and safety in China.
Download a PDF version of the December 2016 Synergist (log-in required).
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CONTRIBUTORS
KAY BECHTOLD, FEATURE AUTHOR
Kay Bechtold is assistant editor of The Synergist.
RICHARD W. METZLER, FEATURE AUTHOR
Richard W. Metzler, MSIE, is chair of the ANSI/ASSE Z88.2 subcommittee.  
PHIL CLARK, INSIGHT AUTHOR
Phil Clark, MS, CIH, is a point of contact for environment, safety, and health at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Energy Systems Integration Facility in Golden, Colo.
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