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JUNE/JULY 2021
Hazard or Artifact?
How OEHS Informs Collection Management of World Trade Center Dust at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Boots worn by Steve Saymon, Captain of the Brooklawn, New Jersey Police Department, while working at Ground Zero 9/11-9/14/2001; Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum.
CONTENTS
HAZARD OR ARTIFACT?
HOW OEHS INFORMS COLLECTION MANAGEMENT OF WORLD TRADE CENTER DUST AT THE 9/11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM
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?
BY LISA CONTE, KERITH KOSS SCHRAGER, AND ADRIENNE GENDRON
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INTRODUCING THE FR ASSESSMENT TOOL
WHEN DO YOU NEED TO USE FLAME-RESISTANT CLOTHING? Understanding, evaluating, and selecting flame-resistant clothing can be a challenge for many OEHS professionals. The new FR Assessment Tool, developed by members of AIHA’s Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee, provides step-by-step guidance for performing a flash fire risk assessment and helps users decide whether FR clothing is needed for a given work task.
  
BY CHERYL DUBOIS, KEVIN MAHONEY, ALLIE FLETCHER, CURTIS HINTZ, AND GEORGI POPOV
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A STANDARD TO HELP PROTECT MINERS THE AIHA MINING WORKING GROUP’S COLLABORATION WITH THE ISO MINING TECHNICAL COMMITTEE In 2020, the AIHA Mining Working Group provided technical input on the development of ISO 23875, a standard for mining that specifies performance and design requirements for air quality control systems for operator enclosures and their monitoring devices. The new standard has significant implications for the occupational health of mining equipment operators. BY RICHARD M. NEWTON AND EDGAR Y. REED
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CONTRIBUTORS
LISA CONTE, FEATURE AUTHOR
Lisa Conte is the head of Conservation at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York, New York.
CHERYL DUBOIS, FEATURE AUTHOR
Cheryl DuBois, CIH, is an industrial hygienist in the 3M Global Corporate Safety and Industrial Hygiene organization in St. Paul, Minnesota.
 
RICHARD M. NEWTON, FEATURE AUTHOR
Richard M. Newton, CIH, CSP, CPCU, is consulting industrial hygienist for Liberty Mutual Insurance.
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