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AUGUST 2017
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Will Regulations Drive the Science?
Beryllium LABORATORY ANALYSIS
CONTENTS
CONTRIBUTORS
SEURI TARURU, FEATURE AUTHOR
Seuri Taruru, CIH, is senior principal scientist at National Security Technologies in Mercury, Nev.
ED RUTKOWSKI, FEATURE AUTHOR
Ed Rutkowski is editor-in-chief of The Synergist.  
CHERYL O. MORTON, INSIGHT AUTHOR
Cheryl O. Morton is managing director of AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC.
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The Synergist's objective is to present information that is newsworthy and of general interest in industrial hygiene. Opinions, claims, conclusions, and positions expressed in this publication are the authors' or persons' quoted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors, AIHA, or The Synergist.


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BLURRED LINES OF AN INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL
TOWARD ONE JOB FOR HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT AND WELLBEING Sponsored by Casella
The barriers and uncertainty felt when treating workplace health and safety as a joint entity are becoming problems of the past.
SUPPORT FOR SAMPLING
LABORATORIES, FIELD IHS WORK TOGETHER TO OVERCOME SAMPLING CHALLENGES At the 2016 AIHA Fall Conference on Leadership and Management, AIHA President-elect Cindy Ostrowski, CIH, and Bill Walsh, CIH, of SGS Galson Laboratories, discussed how field industrial hygienists and testing laboratories can collaborate to produce valid and defensible data.

A DISCUSSION WITH CINDY OSTROWSKI AND BILL WALSH EDITED BY KAY BECHTOLD
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MOLECULAR METHODS
INCREASING USE OF PCR AND QPCR SPURS NEW ACCREDITATION FROM AIHA-LAP Polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, is an analytical method that allows identification of a pathogen in a matter of hours. According to the managers of several labs accredited by AIHA-LAP, the quick turnaround of PCR results makes it an attractive choice for industrial hygienists and other clients.

BY ED RUTKOWSKI
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BERYLLIUM LABORATORY ANALYSIS
WILL REGULATIONS DRIVE THE SCIENCE? Laboratory analysis for beryllium samples has always presented a challenge to the analytical community. Some regulatory agencies have recently published beryllium OELs so low that in some cases a laboratory limit of detection in nanograms is required.

BY SEURI TARURU
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ANY QUESTIONS?
THE SEARCH FOR KNOWLEDGE AT AIHCE EXP 2017 The Synergist revisits the keynote sessions and lectures from AIHce EXP 2017 in Seattle, Wash.

BY KAY BECHTOLD AND ED RUTKOWSKI
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