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MAY 2020
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CONTENTS
CONTRIBUTORS
STEPHEN DERMAN, FEATURE AUTHOR
Stephen Derman, CIH, FAIHA, is president and CEO of MediSHARE Environmental Health & Safety Services in Cupertino, California.

LEWIS JOHNSON, FEATURE AUTHOR
Lewis Johnson, MS, CIH, CIC, is an industrial hygienist with Lee Health System in Fort Myers, Florida.  
VERONICA STANLEY, FEATURE AUTHOR
Veronica Stanley, MSPH, CIH, CSP, CESCP, works as adjunct faculty in Workforce Development at Harrisburg Area Community College and is a PhD student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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COVID-19 AND THE INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST     
FAQS ON PRACTICING IH IN A PANDEMIC The authors draw from their experiences on the front lines, their work with healthcare professionals caring for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients, and their knowledge and experience to answer frequently asked questions about disease transmission, controls, and the skills necessary for a successful response.

BY STEPHEN DERMAN, ROB STRODE, DON ARCHIBALD, CYNTHIA ELLWOOD, ERIC ESSWEIN, CHRISTINE KNEZEVICH, AND STEVE WELTY
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TRANSITION SPACE
ANTEROOM VENTILATION DESIGN FOR PHARMACIES COMPOUNDING HAZARDOUS DRUGS
Pharmacies that mix drugs and other ingredients to prepare patient-specific doses use engineering controls to maintain the high level of cleanliness necessary to prevent contamination of the product. An innovative design for pharmacy anterooms can help manage the need to contain hazardous drugs within the compounding space while also preventing the airborne infiltration of contaminants.        

BY LEWIS JOHNSON
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NAVIGATING ELECTRICAL HAZARDS    
CONSIDERATIONS FOR HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS IN GENERAL INDUSTRY    
Industrial hygienists often need to work in or around unfamiliar locations that may present electrical hazards. These locations fall under OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.307, Hazardous (Classified) Locations, of Subpart S, Electrical. This article provides basic information about the classification of these hazardous spaces, commonly referenced standards, and other sources of information.         
  
BY VERONICA STANLEY
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COVID-19 and the Industrial Hygienist
FAQs on Practicing IH in a Pandemic
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