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Taking Stock of OEHS Issues in the Trump Administration
Threats and OPPORTUNITIES
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THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES
TAKING STOCK OF OEHS ISSUES IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION Days after the Senate confirmed R. Alexander Acosta as secretary of Labor, The Synergist sat down with Mark Ames, AIHA’s director of Government Relations, to discuss the outlook for OEHS issues moving forward.

AN INTERVIEW WITH MARK AMES BY ED RUTKOWSKI
A MATTER OF TIME PPE SERVICE AND SHELF LIFE Personal protective equipment represents a significant employer investment in worker safety. However, the initial purchase is just a down payment since additional costs are incurred while the equipment is present in the workplace. Each item must be handled, stored, and inspected, and some are subject to additional costs arising from maintenance, decontamination, repair, and disposal.

BY FREDRIC NEWELL BOLTON
PURCHASING THE BEST INSTRUMENT HOW TO USE THE AIHA STANDARDIZED EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATION SHEET Selection of a direct-reading instrument often comes down to pros and cons, and IHs must choose an instrument based on their prioritized needs and available information. But comparing instruments based on manufacturers’ varying and limited specifications can be challenging.

BY PATRICK OWENS
CONTRIBUTORS
FREDRIC NEWELL BOLTON, FEATURE AUTHOR
Fredric Newell Bolton, PE, CIH, is a senior industrial hygienist with Clover Leaf Solutions in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
PATRICK OWENS, FEATURE AUTHOR
Patrick Owens, CIH, CSP, is a safety engineer at the Shell Martinez Refinery in California.  
HAMID ARABZADEH, INSIGHT AUTHOR
Hamid Arabzadeh, FAIHA, CIH, CSP, is principal with HRA Environmental Consultants Inc. in Irvine, Calif.
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