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The Hazards of Critical Minerals
The world is undergoing a major transition toward cleaner energy technologies, which rely on the supply of “critical minerals,” including rare earth elements. As with any major economic transition that depends on the manufacture of new products, the extraction and processing of raw materials presents a new mix of hazards.
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Beyond the Walls of the Museum
How can museums safely identify, assess, and manage toxins lurking in their collections when they lack the necessary knowledge and resources? More importantly, if museum workers lack this training, how can they ensure the safe return of ancestors and objects to Indigenous communities in accordance with recently revised regulations?
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They Call It Safety and Health for a Reason
Despite their distinct emphases, AIHA and ASSP recognize the interconnectedness of industrial hygiene and safety disciplines. The collaboration between these organizations is instrumental in fostering a holistic approach to workplace health and safety.
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SPECIAL SECTION
AIHA Connect 2024 Exhibitor List
More than 150 exhibiting companies will join AIHA in Columbus, Ohio, for AIHA Connect 2024 to promote the latest IH and OEHS products, services, and technologies. Exhibits will be held in Halls A-B of the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
BY THE NUMBERS
Asbestos Waste Management
In March, EPA finalized a rule banning chrysotile asbestos, the only form of the mineral currently imported into the United States. Although dozens of other countries have longstanding bans on asbestos, it remains in many products. A recent article by BBC provides perspective on the waste management of asbestos-containing materials.
COMMUNITY
Workgroup Releases Statement on Infection Control Practices in Healthcare
A workgroup has produced a statement that urges CDC’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee to “significantly strengthen” guidelines for preventing transmission of pathogens in healthcare settings.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
A Stellar Year
AIHA President Dina M. Siegel reviews the association's accomplishments from the last 12 months. Highlights include the development of a heat stress app, a plan to increase AIHA’s membership to 20,000 by the end of 2030, the development of the e-book Healthier Workplaces and Schools, and more.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEATURE
A Standard to Help Protect Miners
From the June/July 2021 issue: In 2020, the AIHA Mining Working Group provided technical input on the development of ISO 23875, a standard for mining that specifies performance and design requirements for air quality control systems for operator enclosures and their monitoring devices. The new standard has significant implications for the occupational health of mining equipment operators.
FEATURE
Preserving History, Protecting Safety
From the November 2022 issue: To address health and safety issues, Indiana Medical History Museum staff are working with Purdue University’s occupational and environmental health sciences program and the museum studies program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. But how can hazards be controlled when they have not been completely documented, identified, or understood?
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Millennials As Emerging Leaders
From the September 2022 issue: IH and OEHS professionals of the millennial generation are stepping into leadership roles to guide the future of work. How can emerging leaders navigate shifting career paths and develop their leadership skills? And what are some ways that employers, mentors, and others can support their professional development to benefit entire organizations?
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