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TIPS FOR IMPROVING COLLABORATION BETWEEN FIELD INDUSTRIAL HYGIENISTS AND LABORATORY PROFESSIONALS
As the industrial hygiene profession matured, sampling and analysis became separate, specialized job functions. Communication is therefore vital to bridge the gap between the field practitioner and laboratory personnel.
AN INTERVIEW WITH CINDY OSTROWSKI AND LAURA PARKER BY KAY BECHTOLD
ASBESTOS IN FOCUS
AN INTRODUCTION TO LABORATORY ANALYSIS AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
 
Renovation of older buildings containing asbestos and the thicket of regulations governing such projects will continue to require knowledgeable professionals for sampling and abatement. And for some of the laboratories that serve IHs, analyzing those samples remains a source of steady business.
BY ED RUTKOWSKI
AFTER THE FIRE
ASSESSING THE POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS OF WILDFIRE RESIDUES IN THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT
 
The potential human health effects of wildfire smoke and residues often remain unanswered. How do we evaluate the potential health hazard posed by wildfire residue? BY ENRIQUE MEDINA
POLE TO POLE: BANGLADESH
AN INTERVIEW WITH GARRETT D. BROWN
 
The Synergist
's newest digital-only feature reports on the state of industrial hygiene and safety in Bangladesh.
DRY SAMPLING FOR ISOCYANATES
SPONSORED BY MILLIPORE SIGMA
 
Measurement of the potential exposure to isocyanate monomers and oligomers during automotive spray paint applications: a comparison of two sampling methods.
BY GARY OISHI
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ED RUTKOWSKI, FEATURE AUTHOR
Ed Rutkowski is editor in chief of
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ENRIQUE MEDINA, FEATURE AUTHOR
Enrique Medina is president of Alliance Consulting International in San Diego, Calif.  
CHERYL O. MORTON, FEATURE AUTHOR
Cheryl O. Morton is managing director of AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC.
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The Synergist's mission is to provide AIHA members with news and information about he occupational and environmental health and safety fields and the industrial hygiene profession. The Synergist focuses on industry trends and news, government and regulatory activities, key issues facing the profession, appropriate technical information and news on association events and activities.
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