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PROTECTING WORKERS AGAINST ZIKA LONG CLOTHING, REPELLENT AMONG PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Zika is of worldwide concern and everyone will need to do their part to control its spread. This is especially true for those living in areas where the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes thrive. BY ROBERT N. PHALEN AND PENGFEI GAO
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THINKING OUTSIDE THE CONFINED SPACE BOX
APPLICATION OF PREVENTION THROUGH DESIGN PRINCIPLES TO CONFINED SPACES
 
If it isn’t possible to eliminate a confined space completely, good design can minimize the hazards within the spaces and allow for the safe, non-entry rescue of workers.
BY NANCY PEARCE
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THE TLV JOURNEY REFLECTIONS ON THE EVOLUTION AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TLV COMMITTEE
 
For 75 years, the ACGIH Threshold Limit Value Chemical Substances Committee has been working to ensure the ongoing scientific validity of an important industrial hygiene resource: the TLVs.
BY SUSAN ARNOLD AND AMBER ILLIES
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AWESOMELY SIMPLE RESTRUCTURED FALL CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
 
This year, the Fall Conference will present its usual eclectic mix of OEHS topics in a variety of formats structured in a way that allows attendees to easily pursue the individualized educational experience they’re looking for.
BY ED RUTKOWSKI
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POLE TO POLE: HAITI AN INTERVIEW WITH MIKE COOPER
 
The Synergist's newest digital-only feature reports on the state of industrial hygiene and safety in Haiti.
WHOLE AIR SAMPLING: A REVIEW SPONSORED BY NEXTTEQ
 
Because they have not been historically used to perform personal monitoring, whole air sampling is not commonly associated with industrial hygiene strategies or sampling activities.
BY RYAN DAY
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CONTRIBUTORS
ROBERT N. PHALEN, FEATURE AUTHOR
Robert N. Phalen, PhD, CIH, is an associate professor of Industrial Hygiene at University of Houston-Clear Lake.
NANCY PEARCE, FEATURE AUTHOR
Nancy Pearce, CIH, is senior fire protection engineer at NFPA, the staff liaison for NFPA 350, and chair of AIHA’s Confined Spaces Committee.  
SUSAN ARNOLD, FEATURE AUTHOR
Susan Arnold, PhD, CIH, FAIHA, is chair of ACGIH and assistant professor of environmental health sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.
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