The Synergist

A Magazine Serving Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Professionals

Readers of The Synergist monthly magazine receive in-depth news and information about the occupational and environmental health and safety fields and the industrial hygiene profession.

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The Long Road to ISO 45001

Key Elements of the First Global Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Standard
On March 12, 2018, after nearly four and a half years of development, the long-awaited ISO 45001 occupational health and safety management systems standard was finally published. More than 70 countries and liaison organizations participated in developing this highly anticipated standard.

Dual Hazard Protection

Selecting Protective Garments for Both Chemical Resistance and Flame Resistance
Dual chemical and fire hazards are common to refineries, petrochemical and other chemical plants, and even certain laboratory settings. The key issue is that each hazard often requires different types of protection, and the protections may not always be compatible.

Six Ways to Approximate Airflow

Simple Techniques for Assessing Airflow in Occupied Spaces
While in-depth testing or measurement of HVAC systems and their airflows requires specialized knowledge, OHS professionals can often gather enough simple information to quickly provide approximate answers to questions about airflow in a space, regardless of the complexity of the system.