COMING SOON: NEW RESPIRATOR CLASSIFICATIONS WILL THE ISO RESPIRATOR STANDARDS DO AWAY WITH ASSIGNED PROTECTION FACTORS?
Forthcoming guidance could standardize the performance requirements for RPD used by wearers in hazardous environments and make the standards more “wearer centric” than existing standards.
BY CRAIG COLTON
HAZARDS IN FOCUS IHS PREPARE FOR WAVE OF NEW SAFETY DATA SHEETS, LABELS UNDER GHS
The implementation of GHS in the U.S. remains a work in progress as IHs and OHS professionals watch for the wave of new SDSs and labels coming in 2015.
BY KAY BECHTOLD
THE MYTH OF THE MAGIC LIST IT TAKES WORK TO DEVELOP MEANINGFUL EHS OBJECTIVES
Top management is challenging our professions to develop leading indicators for EHS programs based on the idea that we also need predictors of future performance.
BY DAVID DOWNS
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CRAIG COLTON, FEATURE AUTHOR
Craig Colton, CIH, is division scientist for regulatory affairs for 3M in St. Paul, Minn.
KAY BECHTOLD, FEATURE AUTHOR
Kay Bechtold is assistant editor for The Synergist.
DAVID DOWNS, FEATURE AUTHOR
David Downs, CIH, CSP, QEP, CPEA, is president of EHS Management Partners, LLC in Excelsior, Minn.
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