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THE TECH TIDE FROM AIR MONITORS TO APPS, THE PUBLIC’S USE OF TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES IHS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE WORKPLACE
Every day, millions of workers bring their smartphones to work. As the capabilities of these devices improve, they can potentially be used—or misused—to capture all manner of data in the workplace. BY ED RUTKOWSKI
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NANOBIOMONITORING AND SURVEILLANCE
OPPORTUNITIES TO CONFIRM THE PROTECTION OF NANOMATERIAL WORKERS
 
The use of biological monitoring to assess nanomaterial exposure and effect offers an opportunity to evaluate, control, and confirm worker protection.
BY MARTIN D. BARRIE, JOHN BAKER, MARK D. HOOVER, AND CHARLES L. GERACI
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NOT JUST ANOTHER COMPETENT PERSON THE ROLE OF THE COMPETENT PERSON IN OSHA’S RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA STANDARD FOR CONSTRUCTION
 
OSHA’s new silica standard for construction contains a requirement long recommended by experts: employers covered by the standard must designate a competent person.
BY VERONICA STANLEY
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CONTRIBUTORS
ED RUTKOWSKI, FEATURE AUTHOR
Ed Rutkowski is editor in chief of The Synergist.
MARTIN D. BARRIE, FEATURE AUTHOR
Martin D. Barrie, PhD, JD, is senior scientist in epidemiology at Oak Ridge Associated Universities.  
VERONICA STANLEY, FEATURE AUTHOR
Veronica Stanley, MSPH, CIH, CESCP, is owner of Hygiene Health and Safety Consulting LLC in Brookville, Md.
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