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THE CHANGING WORLDS OF WORK AND HEALTH ADAPTING INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Changes in work force demographics, employment patterns, technology, and more all signal the need for IHs to continuously adapt and find ways to improve worker safety and health.
BY PAUL J. MIDDENDORF, JOHN PIACENTINO, AND RENE PANA-CRYAN
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NANOMATERIALS: THE NEXT WAVE NANOTECHNOLOGY AND THE 21ST-CENTURY WORKPLACE
The challenges of nanotechnology include the advent of new tools and a host of different approaches to processing.

BY JENNIFER DIMITRI, MICHELE N. SHEPARD, PAUL J. WEBB, AND JOHN BAKER
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SYNERGIST FORUM TWO VIEWS ON THE NEW ISO RESPIRATOR STANDARDS
The Synergist presents two perspectives on forthcoming guidance on respiratory protective devices from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
BY LARRY JANSSEN AND CRAIG COLTON
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PAUL J. MIDDENDORF, FEATURE AUTHOR
Paul J. Middendorf, PhD, CIH, is a senior scientist with CDC/NIOSH in Atlanta.
JENNIFER DIMITRI, FEATURE AUTHOR
Jennifer Dimitri is chair of the AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group and an industrial hygienist at IBM.
LARRY JANSSEN, FEATURE AUTHOR
Larry Janssen, CIH, is an industrial hygiene consultant in Stillwater, Minn.
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