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AUGUST 2019
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CONTENTS
CONTRIBUTORS
BOB LIECKFIELD, JR., FEATURE AUTHOR
Bob Lieckfield, Jr., CIH, FAIHA, is a senior consultant, HSE Division at Apex Companies, LLC.
MATTHEW J. MEINERS, FEATURE AUTHOR
Matthew J. Meiners, CIH, is consulting scientist at the Bureau Veritas Pharmaceutical Industrial Hygiene Laboratory in Lake Zurich, Ill.  
RYAN F. LEBOUF, FEATURE AUTHOR
Ryan F. LeBouf, PhD, CIH, is a research industrial hygienist with the Respiratory Health Division at NIOSH in Morgantown, W. Va.
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PURE MANAGEMENT
HOW TO APPLY RISK-BASED THINKING IN LABORATORIES        ISO/IEC 17025 introduces the concept of “risk-based thinking,” a management model that places responsibility for defining and organizing a laboratory’s policies and procedures directly on laboratory management. How should labs implement risk-based thinking to meet the standard’s requirements?

BY BOB LIECKFIELD, JR.
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SAMPLING FOR DRUGS IN UNCONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS
ASSESSING HAZARDOUS AND HIGHLY POTENT DRUG EXPOSURES IN NONTRADITIONAL WORKPLACES           
Illicit manufacture and use of opioids have led to concerns that workers in uncontrolled environments as well as the general public are at risk for potential exposures. What can we learn from the pharmaceutical industry about assessing exposure risks to hazardous drugs, including illicit drugs, in these uncontrolled environments?

BY MATTHEW J. MEINERS AND DONNA S. HEIDEL
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A NEW METHOD FOR WHOLE-AIR SAMPLING
NIOSH METHOD 3900 FOR SAMPLING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS USING EVACUATED CANISTERS        
Whole-air sampling into evacuated canisters requires no prior knowledge of air concentrations. Canisters can handle chemical air concentrations ranging from sub-part per billion to part per million, and the technique is amenable to a wide range of compounds.  
  
BY RYAN F. LEBOUF, DRU A. BURNS, ANAND RANPARA, AND ALAN ROSSNER
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MONITORING GETS PERSONAL, BUT WILL EMPLOYEES WEAR IT?
Sponsored by Casella
If 22 million U.S. workers are still exposed to noise that may damage their hearing, despite recognition of noise-induced hearing loss since the 1960s, then it stands to reason that something is going wrong. What will it take for NIHL to be taken more seriously?  
  
BY JUSTIN STEWART
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PURE Management
How to Apply Risk-Based Thinking in Laboratories
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