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SEPTEMBER 2017
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The Challenges of Repairing a Specialized Nuclear Containment
Window to the HOT CELL
CONTENTS
CONTRIBUTORS
KIMBERLY MORGAN, FEATURE AUTHOR
Kimberly Morgan, CIH, CSP, is an industrial hygienist at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
PETER M. SANDMAN, FEATURE AUTHOR
Peter M. Sandman is a risk communication consultant and speaker.  
THOMAS W. ARMSTRONG, INSIGHT AUTHOR
Thomas W. Armstrong, CIH, PhD, is principal at TWA8HR Occupational Hygiene Consulting, LLC.
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DOWNSTREAM MODELING
CONSIDERATIONS FOR EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS Industrial hygienists can use mathematical modeling to assess a broad range of exposures that stem from uses of products and subsequent releases to air, water, soil, wildlife, and food production.
BY THOMAS W. ARMSTRONG
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COULD IT HAPPEN HERE?
TALKING ABOUT SOMEBODY ELSE’S ACCIDENT When something goes wrong at another organization’s facility that’s similar to yours, what, if anything, should you tell your stakeholders?

BY PETER M. SANDMAN
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WINDOW TO THE HOT CELL
THE CHALLENGES OF REPAIRING A SPECIALIZED NUCLEAR CONTAINMENT The replacement of a hot cell window, which allows researchers to safely perform experiments on post-irradiated nuclear fuel, presented many complex health and safety challenges when the Idaho National Laboratory undertook the task in 2016.

BY KIMBERLY MORGAN
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MANAGING UP (AND DOWN)
FOLLOWING LAST YEAR'S REBRANDING, AIHA'S FALL CONFERENCE ON LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT RETURNS The Synergist previews the program for the upcoming AIHA Fall Conference on Leadership and Management in Tampa, Fla.

BY ED RUTKOWSKI
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