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REAL-TIME DETECTION SYSTEMS
Five Common Difficulties in Real-Time Detection System Implementation
Real-time detection systems may include complex combinations of sensors, instruments, software, and processes. When used for occupational and environmental health and safety, they hold tremendous potential to improve exposure decision analytics. However, as the complexity of RTDS implementation increases, so does the potential for encountering significant difficulty.
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IH PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Slash Careers
Workers with multiple jobs present unique challenges to OEHS professionals. Multiple jobholders have been found to be more vulnerable to illness and injury inside and outside of work. They may also experience more fatigue or stress due to competing job demands or pressures that motivated them to take on more work in the first place.
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CHEMICAL AND MATERIAL HAZARDS
Preserving History, Protecting Safety
To address health and safety issues, the staff of a museum are working with a university’s occupational and environmental health sciences program as well as a museum studies program. But how can hazards be controlled when they have not been completely documented, identified, or understood?
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Are Ototoxicants the Missing Link Between Noise and Chemical Overexposures?
Many variables can contribute to employee hearing loss even if measured noise exposures are below the occupational exposure limits. One of those variables is a group of chemicals known as ototoxicants that can contribute to hearing loss.
Asbestos and Cancer Burden
Results from the 2019 iteration of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) were published in The Lancet in August. The GBD uses disability-adjusted life years to estimate the burden of cancer attributable to more than 80 risk factors.
BY THE NUMBERS
NEWSWATCH
IARC: Firefighters' Exposures Cause Cancer
The International Agency for Research on Cancer announced the classification of occupational exposure as a firefighter as a Group 1 carcinogen, the agency’s designation for agents that carry sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in humans.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
What We’ve Accomplished through CDC Grants
AIHA has received another grant from CDC to help protect workers and the public from infectious diseases. This column reviews what AIHA has already accomplished with CDC funding and previews the knowledge products the association plans to develop moving forward.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
INSTRUMENTATION
Leveling the Field
From the February 2019 issue: As new measurement technologies are developed, electrochemical and related sensors for gases and vapors have become more durable, selective, and sensitive, such that they can be used in workplace safety and health protection systems. This article discusses the development of standards for detectors of toxic gases and vapors.
CHEMICAL AND MATERIAL HAZARDS
Hazard or Artifact?
From the June/July 2021 issue: Since Sept. 11, 2001, it has become increasingly common for museums to collect material evidence of a culturally significant event in real time to ensure its story can be meaningfully and accurately conveyed. But when artifacts are collected amid emergency scenarios, they may harbor hazardous materials. How can OEHS professionals protect museum staff from potential hazards?
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CHEMICAL AND MATERIAL HAZARDS
The Ear Poisons: An Introduction to Ototoxicants
From the November 2018 issue: Noise is not the only etiology of hearing loss. Enter ototoxicants—chemical substances that cause hearing loss once they are introduced to the body through the traditional routes of exposure.
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