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SEPTEMBER 2019
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CONTENTS
CONTRIBUTORS
MARY O’REILLY, FEATURE AUTHOR
Mary O'Reilly, PhD, CIH, CPE, is secretary-elect of the AIHA Product Stewardship and Sustainability Committee.
BOB DEIST, FEATURE AUTHOR
Bob Deist, CIH, CET, is senior vice president of Health, Safety, and Risk Management at Chartwell Staffing Solutions in Lancaster, Pa.  
STEVEN JAHN, FEATURE AUTHOR
Steven Jahn, CIH, is a technical advisor for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC in Aiken, S.C.
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PEOPLE, PRODUCT, PLANET
THE CONFLUENCE OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE, PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP, AND SUSTAINABILITY         Product stewardship has become an increasingly viable career path for industrial hygienists and other professionals engaged in sustainability. To get a sense of the ways IH, sustainability, and product stewardship intersect, The Synergist interviewed three professionals with experience in each of these vocations.

AN INTERVIEW WITH MITCH FONDA, KEVIN GARA, AND JOHN HOTT BY ED RUTKOWSKI
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FROM CONSCIOUSNESS TO CONSCIENCE
THE CONVERGENCE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE           
Demonstrating a robust and effective health and safety program is foundational in organizational sustainability. Documented compliance with applicable regulations, development of comprehensive risk management strategies, and status reporting around key program performance indicators are other examples of the direct link between IH and sustainability.

BY MARY O’REILLY AND BOB DEIST
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A MODELING TOOLBOX FOR PRODUCT STEWARDS
HOW TO DEVELOP AN APTITUDE FOR EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT MODELING        
With the growth of industry’s sustainability and product stewardship programs, traditional industrial hygiene practices may increasingly extend beyond the workplace environment. The same approaches for assessing risk and identifying risk management options may also apply to downstream users of chemicals and products.   
  
BY STEVEN JAHN AND JOHN A. LOW
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THE RESPIRATOR FIT CAPABILITY TEST
ENHANCING THE EFFICACY OF FILTERING FACEPIECE RESPIRATORS
In 1919, the United States Department of Mines initiated the nation’s first respirator certification program. In observance of this anniversary, The Synergist and NIOSH present this digital supplement to the September 2019 issue, which discusses the development of a new voluntary standard for ensuring the proper fitting of respirators.  
  
BY CHRISTOPHER COFFEY AND COLLEEN MILLER
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People, Product, Planet
The Confluence of Industrial Hygiene, Product Stewardship, and Sustainability
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