AIHA | Protecting Worker Health www.aiha.org
MARCH 2019
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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.
KAT GREGERSEN, FEATURE AUTHOR
Kat Gregersen, MPH, is an industrial hygiene compliance supervisor at the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Division of Occupational Safety and Health in Seattle.  
THOMAS SLAVIN, FEATURE AUTHOR
Thomas Slavin, CIH, CSP, CSHM, CPEA, FAIHA, is a consulting industrial hygienist for Cardno ChemRisk.
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MORTAL EXPOSURES
INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE IN THE DEATH CARE INDUSTRY      In 2017, more than 2.7 million people died in the United States. What happened to their bodies after they died? They were cared for by workers in America’s death care industry—those employed by funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematoria.

BY EVA M. GLOSSON AND KAT GREGERSEN
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ACTIVE HEALTH AND SAFETY
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW AMERICAN STANDARD FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS        
ANSI/ASSP Z10, originally approved in 2005, is now on its third revision, due in mid-2019. The upcoming revision is structured to be compatible with ISO 45001 to help users achieve conformance with both standards.

BY THOMAS SLAVIN
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A NOMOGRAM FOR LAB HOODS
SIMPLE VISUAL TOOL PROVIDES QUICK APPROXIMATIONS OF OPERATING CONDITIONS      
Important parameters for lab hood performance are linked by complex equations. Using a simple nomogram allows occupational health and safety professionals to quickly and easily determine approximate values when two or more parameters are known.    
  
BY D. JEFF BURTON
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TACKLING AIR SAMPLING
THE TOP DO'S AND DON'TS    
Sponsored by Casella
Air sampling pumps are regularly used in monitoring activity, but there are still a number of do's and don'ts that act as worthy reminders for effective monitoring. There is lots of guidance on using pumps. This article discusses some of these do's and don'ts as well as some lesser known issues.    
  
BY JUSTIN STEWART
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Mortal Exposures
Industrial Hygiene in the Death Care Industry
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