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APRIL 2018
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CONTENTS
CONTRIBUTORS
AURORA LE, FEATURE AUTHOR
Aurora Le, MPH, CPH, is an academic specialist at Indiana University School of Public Health in Bloomington, Ind.
FRED BOLTON, FEATURE AUTHOR
Fred Bolton is a certified industrial hygienist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  
PETER M. SANDMAN, FEATURE AUTHOR
Peter M. Sandman is a risk communication consultant and speaker.
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IH’S ROLE IN PREVENTING THE TRANSMISSION OF HIGHLY HAZARDOUS COMMUNICABLE DISEASES   As the incidence of highly hazardous communicable diseases continues to rise, all relevant professionals, including industrial hygienists, should be involved in prevention efforts, training and education for occupations with potential exposure, and advocacy for increased federal support.
BY AURORA LE AND SHAWN GIBBS
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CONTINUITY OF PROTECTION
CONSIDERATIONS FOR DECONTAMINATING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT  
PPE is an important tool for worker protection and a critical defense-in-depth element. What should industrial hygienists consider when they must protect employees in work environments that can contaminate PPE surfaces with highly toxic or infectious materials?
BY FRED BOLTON, ROB BROWN, ROBERT N. PHALEN, AND CURTIS HINTZ

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FENDING OFF OUTRAGE
WHY DO RISK COMMUNICATION WHEN NOBODY’S ENDANGERED AND NOBODY’S UPSET (YET)? 
During times when there’s very little hazard, there’s an opportunity for some kind of risk communication—pre-precaution advocacy, pre-outrage management, or pre-crisis communication. This article describes the basics of risk communication when hazard is low.    
BY PETER M. SANDMAN
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TRAINING FOR HAZCOM, HAZMAT, AND HAZ WASTE
WHO NEEDS WHAT?
Sponsored by Lion Technology Inc.
Hazardous chemicals are regulated at every stage of their lifecycles, from manufacturing and processing to transport, storage, use, and disposal. Each employee who handles these chemicals must be trained to recognize and protect him- or herself from chemical hazards on the job, commensurate with his or her job responsibilities.

BY ROGER MARKS
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IH's Role in Preventing the Transmission of  Highly Hazardous Communicable Diseases
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