AIHA | Protecting Worker Health www.aiha.org
FEBRUARY 2020
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CONTENTS
CONTRIBUTORS
EVA M. GLOSSON, FEATURE AUTHOR
Eva M. Glosson, MS, is an industrial hygiene compliance supervisor at the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Division of Occupational Safety and Health in Seattle.
ANDREY KORCHEVSKIY, FEATURE AUTHOR
Andrey Korchevskiy, PhD, DABT, CIH, is director of Research & Development at Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene, Inc., in Wheat Ridge, Colo.  
RUSH BOWERS, FEATURE AUTHOR
Rush Bowers, CIH, CSP, is senior industrial hygiene consultant at Terracon Consultants Inc. in Midvale, Utah.
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BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS OUTSIDE OF HEALTHCARE SETTINGS  
PREVENTING EXPOSURES TO POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS MATERIALS ACROSS INDUSTRIES When you think of bloodborne pathogens, it’s easy to visualize a medical setting bustling with nurses and physicians and the occasional phlebotomist with a cart full of needles and syringes. But what about bloodborne pathogens that may be present in workplaces outside the realm of healthcare?

BY EVA M. GLOSSON AND DARIAN W. DISRUD
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REMOTE INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: EMERGING CHALLENGES, PROMISING SOLUTIONS
PROTECTING WORKERS IN LOCATIONS WITH DIFFICULT ACCESS
Interest in remote industrial hygiene is growing among occupational hygienists, who are contributing to scientific discussions about occupational health and safety at remote sites and designing practical solutions. How can hygienists best protect workers involved in oil and gas operations, mining facilities, crews for ships and planes, and scientific expeditions?     

BY ANDREY KORCHEVSKIY, SERGEY ANTIPOV, ANDREY KARPOV, AND DARYA ANTIPOVA
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A NEW TOOL FOR PREVENTING COMBUSTIBLE DUST INCIDENTS 
STANDARD REQUIRES COMPLETION OF A DUST HAZARD ANALYSIS BY SEPTEMBER 
Central to the 2019 edition of NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, is the requirement for owners or operators of facilities with potentially combustible dust to conduct a Dust Hazard Analysis. The standard sets a deadline of Sept. 7, 2020, for completion of the DHA.      
  
BY RUSH BOWERS
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Bloodborne Pathogens Outside of Healthcare Settings
Preventing Exposures to Potentially Infectious Materials Across Industries
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