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EMERGENCY RESPONSE
After the Pandemic
For most of the past year, occupational and environmental health and safety professionals have been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. At some point, however, pandemic operations will demobilize. How, then, will OEHS professionals lead their workplaces to a new, post-pandemic “normal?”
IH PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
From Best Practice to Policy
While vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 provide cause for optimism, approaches to infection control not reliant on vaccination remain necessary. Developing and implementing a strong infection control plan has never been more urgent.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Taking Command of Emergency Response
Emergency incidents that require the specialized skills of industrial hygiene and OEHS professionals are occurring with greater frequency, so IH/OEHS professionals must be integrated into the response system.
ETHICS
Ethical Public Health Policies for COVID-19
The latest ethics column in The Synergist examines ethics in the context of public policy: specifically, in public health policy responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Readers are encouraged to share their thoughts on the article with Synergist staff via an online form.
Assessing a Ubiquitous Hazard
Although common, noise exposure can be one of the most difficult hazards to assess. This difficulty can be alleviated by a firm understanding of the basics of noise and the use of well-designed instruments for measuring it.
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PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
Support and Success for Remote Internships
The secretary and chair of AIHA's Student and Early Career Professionals Committee share advice intended to help students and employers enjoy successful, productive remote internship programs in the era of COVID-19.
SPECIAL SECTION
A Preview of AIHce EXP 2021
AIHA's flagship conference will be held entirely online for the second straight year. The Synergist highlights summaries of select education sessions that were part of the conference schedule as of early March.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
The Road to Reconstitution
From the December 2017 issue: Within the overall emergency response framework, safety and health professionals can and should play a key role in both preparedness and response activities.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
The Number-One Response Priority
From the June/July 2019 issue: Disasters present a plethora of hazards to those tasked with responding to them. Part 1 of this article showed that OEHS professionals have the mindset necessary to improve the safety of the response and the skills and instruments necessary to become directly involved on the ground. This article explores the roles and deliverables in further detail.
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IH PROFESSION
Take Control of Your Development
From the October 2019 issue: A critical tool for every professional (not just early-career professionals) is a formal development plan—a roadmap that helps ensure you meet your personal and professional goals. Even seasoned professionals need to review their development plans and their career progression.
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