AIHA | Protecting Worker Health www.aiha.org
OCTOBER 2019
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CONTENTS
CONTRIBUTORS
LIZ HILL, FEATURE AUTHOR
Liz Hill, MPH, CIH, CSP, is Total Worker Health advisor at SAIF Corporation.
KENN WHITE, FEATURE AUTHOR
Kenn White, MS, MM, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, is the principal of Consultive Services in Virginia Beach, Va.  
MICHAEL A. FINNAMORE,  FEATURE AUTHOR
Michael A. Finnamore, MSPH, CIH, CSP, CHMM, is the global director of Environmental, Health and Safety at Hillrom Corporation in Chicago.
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THE JOURNEY TO “BE WELL”
IMPLEMENTING TOTAL WORKER HEALTH IN EUGENE, OREGON  In the last few years, Eugene, Ore. has proven to be an ideal environment for implementing the NIOSH Total Worker Health initiative. The city serves as an excellent example of how medium-sized or small organizations can engage with TWH.

BY LIZ HILL, DEDE MONTGOMERY, AND RANDI BOWERS-PAYNE
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FIRST CHOICE
CONSENSUS STANDARDS, TECHNOLOGY, AND THE IH PROFESSIONAL
The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act requires that government agencies use consensus standards. As a result, consensus standards have begun to appear with more regularity in federal directives, guidelines, regulations, and requirements by citation or by reference.

BY KENN WHITE AND MIKE BRISSON
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TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DEVELOPMENT
A GUIDE TO PLANNING YOUR CAREER
A critical tool for every professional (not just early-career professionals) is a formal development plan—a roadmap that helps ensure you meet your personal and professional goals. Even seasoned professionals need to review their development plans and their career progression.    
  
BY MICHAEL A. FINNAMORE
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GO WITH THE FLOW
ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR LOW-FLOW SAMPLING
Sponsored by Casella
With over 100,000 different chemicals in use in industries across the globe, correct monitoring and reporting procedures have perhaps never been more vital in ensuring worker safety and legal compliance.  
  
BY TIM TURNEY
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The Journey to "Be Well"
Implementing Total Worker Health in Eugene, Oregon
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