AIHA | Protecting Worker Health www.aiha.org
SEPTEMBER 2018
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CONTENTS
CONTRIBUTORS
THOMAS P. FULLER, FEATURE AUTHOR
Thomas P. Fuller, ScD, CIH, CSP, MSPH, MBA, is an associate professor in the College of Applied Science and Technology at Illinois State University.
EDUARDO SHAW, FEATURE AUTHOR
Eduardo Shaw, CIH, CSP, is an occupational safety and industrial hygiene professional in Panama.  
G. SCOTT DOTSON, INSIGHT AUTHOR
G. Scott Dotson, CIH, is managing health scientist at Cardno ChemRisk in Cincinnati, Ohio, and chair of AIHA’s Risk Committee.
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ENDING MODERN SLAVERY
A NEW ROLE FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAMS   The number of slaves used in supply chains around the world has increased dramatically in recent years. In 2016, the International Labor Organization estimated that 25 million people worked in forced labor servitude. Now corporate social responsibility programs must expand to prohibit the use of slaves within global supply chains.
BY THOMAS P. FULLER
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“PREVENTIONISTS” ON THE RISE
INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND PANAMA  
A small group of industrial hygienists based in Central America is vying to raise the profile of the profession and its impact on workers’ lives and companies’ bottom lines.
BY EDUARDO SHAW
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THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL
GLOBAL AND SITE HYGIENISTS COLLABORATE TO PROTECT WORKERS WORLDWIDE  
Where do the responsibilities of global and site hygienists intersect and how can they work together to make a difference in their companies? The Synergist spoke with an industrial hygienist and a global occupational hygiene manager to find out.       
A DISCUSSION WITH SAMANTHA CONNELL AND BRIAN SCHMIDT EDITED BY KAY BECHTOLD
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ADVANCED NOISE DOSIMETER FUNCTIONS
PRACTICAL USES FOR ACCURATE NOISE EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT
Sponsored by Casella
Recent technology advances found in electronic devices of all types are now finding their way into the most commonly used tool for assessing personal noise exposure levels—the personal noise dosimeter.
BY JUSTIN STEWART
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Ending Modern Slavery
A New Role for Corporate Social Responsibility Programs
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