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COMMUNICATION AND TRAINING
Training in a Pandemic
The logistics of in-person learning events during a pandemic world are difficult, but perhaps a greater challenge is figuring out how to facilitate online learning while promoting greater engagement among learners. How can industrial hygienists and occupational and environmental health and safety professionals get creative with learning?
TECHNOLOGY
Generation Gap
The latest cellular phone communication standard, 5G, has generated a lot of interest, with some observers concerned about its safety. Compared to older generations, 5G provides a significant increase in the speed of communication and allows greater numbers of connected devices.
COMMUNICATION AND TRAINING
How to Engage and Influence People
Imagine getting up in front of your peers to give a presentation on assessing risk. Initially, you may be uneasy because of an underlying fear of public speaking. How do you get yourself in the right mindset to give a compelling presentation that invigorates people to take action?
LABORATORIES
How to Get the Most Out of Your Lab's Fume Hoods
Fume hoods are the most common engineering control used to protect laboratory workers from hazardous fumes, vapors, and dusts. What can laboratory managers and safety professionals do to ensure the reliability of fume hoods in their facilities?
FFRs with Exhalation Valves as Source Control
A technical report published by NIOSH discusses the results of a study concerning the extent to which filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) with an exhalation valve provide source control to reduce particle emissions.
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AIHA Candidates' Forum
Each year, The Synergist asks candidates for the AIHA Board of Directors to participate in a candidates' forum. On these pages, the candidates discuss how they think AIHA can better support its members in today's more virtual world.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Into the New Era of OEHS
The individuals who are elected to the AIHA Board this year will be charged with leading the organization into what may very well be a new era for OEHS. Here is some information about the responsibilities of the offices that will be filled this election cycle.
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LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Battling the Reptilian Brain
From the November 2019 issue: Distractions are all around us. Between work assignments, meetings, emails, family issues, social media, and the current political climate, it’s a wonder any of us accomplish anything. Fortunately, becoming a top performer in a world of distractions is quite simple. We just need to refine a few basic skills.
LABORATORIES
Fume Hood Performance Tests
From the August 2020 issue: People working in laboratories rely on proper performance of fume hoods as their primary means of protection from overexposure to hazardous airborne chemicals generated during scientific activities. This article describes methods to verify that fume hoods are functioning properly.
COMMUNICATION AND TRAINING
Small Decisions
From the March 2020 issue: A working day is a series of small decisions. Our job as industrial hygienists is to recognize situations where workers' hardwired bias is likely to impair decision-making and result in exposure to hazardous conditions.
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