AIHA: Healthier Workplaces | A Healthier World
OCTOBER 2020
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CONTENTS
CONTRIBUTORS
LORI SCHROTH, FEATURE AUTHOR
Lori Schroth, DBA, MS, CSP, CIT, is a senior safety and environmental professional at Concurrent Technologies Corporation in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

N. CODY SCHAAL, FEATURE AUTHOR
N. Cody Schaal, PhD, CIH, CSP, LCDR, MSC, USN, is a member of the Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.  
JENNIFER HOLLIDAY, FEATURE AUTHOR
Jennifer Holliday, CIH, is a senior industrial hygienist and consultant at HSE Solutions, Inc.

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CONQUERING TOXIC METALS
STRATEGIES FOR THE WORKPLACE For many organizations, controlling worker exposures to toxic metals and preventing cross-contamination in surrounding and adjacent work areas are difficult challenges. This article advises how to look for toxic metals in the workplace, emphasizes compliance strategies, and identifies best practices to control toxic metal exposures and minimize cross-contamination.

BY LORI SCHROTH AND BRANDON J. HODY
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MORE THAN A LOGO
REFLECTIONS ON AIHA’S NEW BRANDING AND OUTREACH INITIATIVES
AIHA’s rebranding initiative does not signify a change in mission or vision; it is an external-facing communication strategy, an attempt to foster excitement for the profession by better explaining the role of OEHS practitioners.   

BY N. CODY SCHAAL
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IH PRIDE
STORIES FROM THE PROFESSION        
A recent series on the SynergistNOW blog features the stories shared by AIHA members about how their job affected an individual worker, a group of people, or the profession as a whole. On these pages, The Synergist presents edited versions of four recent posts in the series. 
  
BY BERNARD FONTAINE, JR., JENNIFER HOLLIDAY, DENISE TRABBIC-POINTER,
AND TODD ALLSHOUSE
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Conquering Toxic Metals
Strategies for the Workplace
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