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COVID-19
Shakespeare in a Time of Plague
The performing arts is a significant part of the United States economy. Disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the arts were one of the last industries to begin a recovery. Here's how one theater company in Idaho mounted a safe and healthy comeback in 2021.
IH PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Wake-Up Call
Fatigue is pervasive and nondiscriminating, potentially affecting any worker at any job in any organization. While fatigue may be a complex construct, there are many tools available to tailor the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of this hazard among different organizations.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Extended Use and Disinfection of PPE
At this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC no longer recommends crisis capacity strategies such as extended use and reuse of PPE. But knowledge about these strategies will help healthcare providers protect workers and patients in the event of future shortages.
ENGINEERING CONTROLS AND VENTILATION
Dilution Ventilation
This article provides an overview of the basics of dilution ventilation and introduces examples of techniques and relationships that can enhance our usage of dilution ventilation.
Inconsistent Use of Hearing Protection
More than 50 percent of workers exposed to noise in 2014 did not wear hearing protection consistently, a study conducted by NIOSH researchers has found.
BY THE NUMBERS
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
Taking on Imposter Syndrome
Imposter syndrome is often experienced by underrepresented populations or people experiencing gender or age biases, but it is also frequent in people starting a new role.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
How to Improve Exposure Judgments
In his latest column, AIHA President John Mulhausen discusses some of the reasons why professional judgments are so often inaccurate and offers suggestions for improvement.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
COVID-19
COVID-19 and Worker Fatigue
From the November 2020 issue: New routines and behaviors such as adhering to stay-at-home orders, wearing masks, and social distancing are constant reminders of our “new normal” and have been shown to increase anxiety. Terms such as “caution fatigue” and “quarantine fatigue” have emerged to describe the weariness we feel about our new restrictive circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ENGINEERING CONTROLS AND VENTILATION
Six Ways To Approximate Airflow
From the June/July 2018 issue: While in-depth testing or measurement of HVAC systems and their airflows requires specialized knowledge, OHS professionals can often gather enough simple information to quickly provide approximate answers to questions about airflow in a space, regardless of the complexity of the system.
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EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT
Judgment Day: How Accurate Are Industrial Hygienists’ Qualitative Exposure Assessments?
From the January 2014 issue: If we are to live up to our mantra of protecting worker health and safety, we need to significantly improve the accuracy of our qualitative judgments.
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