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Treating the Whole Worker
Addressing psychological hazards will be increasingly important in the post-COVID work environment. The ongoing changes to work processes and work-life balance can negatively affect worker well-being, including mental health.
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FEATURE
Looking Beyond the Barrier
In the aftermath of a major water intrusion event, awareness of the art and science behind water restoration strategies and fundamental psychrometry—the science of drying—allows industrial hygienists to make informed decisions that prioritize occupant safety and achieve successful restoration of the building.
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FEATURE
The Cannabis Industry: A Medical Perspective
As cannabis becomes legalized for both medical and adult use, OHS regulations specific to the industry are emerging. This article explores the OHS considerations within the cannabis industry, aiming to shed light on best practices, regulations, and the importance of prioritizing the well-being of workers and the need for standards.
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LETTERS
From Our Readers: Advice, Reflections, and Praise
Recent letters to the editor offer advice, reflections, and praise related to articles in the October, November, and December 2023 issues of The Synergist. Readers' responses address topics such as CIH exam prep, nanomaterials exposure limits, and lead.
BY THE NUMBERS
Suicide Rates Across Industries
In December, CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published information on suicide rates for employed persons in the United States. The information is based on an analysis of data from the 2021 National Vital Statistics System.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Volunteering at AIHA
Occupational and environmental health and safety is as much a vocation as a profession, and AIHA's impressive volunteering opportunities offer many opportunities for members to share their expertise and passion.
SPECIAL SECTION
AIHA Candidates' Forum
Each year, The Synergist asks candidates for the AIHA Board of Directors to participate in a candidates' forum. In this issue, the candidates discuss their recommendations for how AIHA should address the needs of students and early-career professionals.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEATURE
Mental Health in the Workplace
From the October 2021 issue: As occupational and environmental health and safety professionals have grappled with COVID-19, another crisis is affecting workers around the world. Increased stress and isolation related to the pandemic have highlighted mental health as an important workplace safety and health concern, and many people have made public the struggles they previously managed in private.
FEATURE
Emerging Issues in Cannabis and Workers' Compensation
From the September 2023 issue: All cannabis products except hemp remain illegal under U.S. federal law. But many states allow cannabis consumption for medicinal purposes, and the use of cannabis for treatment of work-related health conditions and coverage under workers’ compensation insurance are emerging occupational health and safety issues.
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Respiratory Sensitizers
From the June/July 2020 issue: Respiratory sensitization leading to occupational asthma (OA) is growing in prevalence worldwide. This article describes where sensitizers can be found, how respiratory and dermal sensitization differ, the symptoms and characterization of OA, and approaches to assessing and controlling exposures to respiratory sensitizers.
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