AIHA | Protecting Worker Health www.aiha.org
DECEMBER 2017
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CONTENTS
CONTRIBUTORS
AARON L. RIUTTA, FEATURE AUTHOR
Lt. Aaron L. Riutta, MS, is the response department head at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit, Valdez, Alaska, and a DHS-FEMA Type 3 ICS Safety Officer.
JOSELITO IGNACIO, FEATURE AUTHOR
Joselito Ignacio, MA, MPH, CIH, CSP, REHS, is a captain in the U.S. Public Health Service and a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear science advisor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.  
MARK TARTAGLIA, FEATURE AUTHOR
Mark Tartaglia, MSPH, CIH, is the senior CIH consultant supporting the DuPont Protection Solutions business.
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THE ROAD TO RECONSTITUTION
RESPONSIBILITIES FOR OEHS PROFESSIONALS IN AN INCIDENT 
COMMAND SYSTEM Within the overall emergency response framework, safety and health professionals can and should play a key role in both preparedness and response activities.

BY AARON RIUTTA AND STEVE DANIELCZYK
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PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
A SIX-STEP PROCESS FOR CRISIS PREPARATION
Industrial hygienists should have a strategic-level understanding of how emergency management plans are 
developed. Gaining sufficient competency in this area helps integrate work force health, safety, and environmental management with incident response operations.

BY JOSELITO IGNACIO
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PROTECTION IN AN UNCONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT
EMERGENCY RESPONDERS AND OPIOIDS EXPOSURES
For emergency responders at risk of opioids exposures, general safety precautions—such as use of disposable gloves and a uniform that covers the skin—may afford protection against incidental contact, but these will not be effective against larger exposures.

BY MARK TARTAGLIA AND ROBERT N. PHALEN
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GETTING PERSONAL WITH PUMPS
HOW TO SELECT A PERSONAL SAMPLING PUMP FOR THE OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
Workers in the offshore oil and gas sector are exposed to a range of hazardous substances that could impact their occupational health. When purchasing a sampling pump to monitor such substances, what features should you look for?

BY TIM TURNEY
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The Road to Reconstitution
Responsibilities for OEHS Professionals in an Incident Command System
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