March/April AIHA Journal Issue Updates Research Showing Validity of Strain Index

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Industrial Hygiene Association

    FAIRFAX, Va., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The
 March/April 2001 edition of the American Industrial Hygiene Association
 Journal (AIHAJ) features more than a dozen articles of interest to industrial
 hygienists and the occupational and environmental health and safety field. A
 key article is titled, "Validity of Generic Risk Factors and the Strain Index
 for Predicting Nontraumatic Distal Upper Extremity Morbidity." The authors are
 J. Steven Moore, Nathan P. Rucker, and Kristine Knox of the College of
 Engineering at Texas A&M University.
 
     Other applied IH studies that should be of particular interest to
 industrial hygienists and the occupational and environmental health and safety
 field are:
 
     *  "The History of OSHA's Asbestos Rulemakings and Some Distinctive
        Approaches for Regulating Occupational Exposure to Toxic Substances"
 
     *  "Carbon Black and Soot: Two Different Substances"
 
     *  "An Evaluation of Factors Affecting Hazardous Waste Workers' Use of
        Respiratory Protective Equipment"
 
     *  "A Comparison of Solid Sampler Methods for the Determination of
        Hexamethylene-Based Isocyanates in Spray-Painting Operations"
 
     Several important theoretical and experimental studies are also featured
 in this issue of the AIHAJ:
 
     *  "Effect of In Situ Composting on Reducing Offensive Odors and Volatile
        Organic Compounds in Swineries" (cover story)
 
     *  "Design Guidelines for Push-Pull Ventilation Systems Through
        Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling"
 
     *  "Modeling Turbulent Diffusion and Advection of Indoor Air Contaminants
        by Markov Chains"
 
     *  "A Simple Method for Detecting Breakthroughs in Used Chemical
        Cartridges"
 
     *  "Characterization and Control of Terpene Emissions in Finnish Sawmills"
 
     *  "Benzene and Total Hydrocarbons Exposures in Downstream Petroleum
        Industries"
 
     *  "Exposure Estimation in the Presence of Nondetectable Values"
 
     *  "The Capture Envelope of a Flanged Circular Hood in Cross Drafts"
 
     In addition, the March/April 2001 issue presents results of the latest
 round of the Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing Program,
 provides the last-ever printed version of the Accredited Laboratory Listing,
 and identifies all AIHA technical committee officers.
 
     The AIHAJ is published bimonthly by the American Industrial Hygiene
 Association (AIHA). This peer-reviewed print journal communicates ideas,
 methods, processes, and research for the advancement of industrial hygiene.
 The AIHAJ is available online at http://www.aiha.org (click on "Publications,
 Products, and Periodicals" and then on "AIHAJ").
 
     The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), founded in 1939, is
 the world's largest association of occupational and environmental health
 professionals, and its members play an important role on the front line of
 worker health and safety. The 12,300 members come from government, labor,
 industry, academia, and private business. AIHA is the most diverse
 professional association dedicated to the improvement of the health and well
 being of workers, the community, and the environment.
 
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    FAIRFAX, Va., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The
 March/April 2001 edition of the American Industrial Hygiene Association
 Journal (AIHAJ) features more than a dozen articles of interest to industrial
 hygienists and the occupational and environmental health and safety field. A
 key article is titled, "Validity of Generic Risk Factors and the Strain Index
 for Predicting Nontraumatic Distal Upper Extremity Morbidity." The authors are
 J. Steven Moore, Nathan P. Rucker, and Kristine Knox of the College of
 Engineering at Texas A&M University.
 
     Other applied IH studies that should be of particular interest to
 industrial hygienists and the occupational and environmental health and safety
 field are:
 
     *  "The History of OSHA's Asbestos Rulemakings and Some Distinctive
        Approaches for Regulating Occupational Exposure to Toxic Substances"
 
     *  "Carbon Black and Soot: Two Different Substances"
 
     *  "An Evaluation of Factors Affecting Hazardous Waste Workers' Use of
        Respiratory Protective Equipment"
 
     *  "A Comparison of Solid Sampler Methods for the Determination of
        Hexamethylene-Based Isocyanates in Spray-Painting Operations"
 
     Several important theoretical and experimental studies are also featured
 in this issue of the AIHAJ:
 
     *  "Effect of In Situ Composting on Reducing Offensive Odors and Volatile
        Organic Compounds in Swineries" (cover story)
 
     *  "Design Guidelines for Push-Pull Ventilation Systems Through
        Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling"
 
     *  "Modeling Turbulent Diffusion and Advection of Indoor Air Contaminants
        by Markov Chains"
 
     *  "A Simple Method for Detecting Breakthroughs in Used Chemical
        Cartridges"
 
     *  "Characterization and Control of Terpene Emissions in Finnish Sawmills"
 
     *  "Benzene and Total Hydrocarbons Exposures in Downstream Petroleum
        Industries"
 
     *  "Exposure Estimation in the Presence of Nondetectable Values"
 
     *  "The Capture Envelope of a Flanged Circular Hood in Cross Drafts"
 
     In addition, the March/April 2001 issue presents results of the latest
 round of the Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing Program,
 provides the last-ever printed version of the Accredited Laboratory Listing,
 and identifies all AIHA technical committee officers.
 
     The AIHAJ is published bimonthly by the American Industrial Hygiene
 Association (AIHA). This peer-reviewed print journal communicates ideas,
 methods, processes, and research for the advancement of industrial hygiene.
 The AIHAJ is available online at http://www.aiha.org (click on "Publications,
 Products, and Periodicals" and then on "AIHAJ").
 
     The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), founded in 1939, is
 the world's largest association of occupational and environmental health
 professionals, and its members play an important role on the front line of
 worker health and safety. The 12,300 members come from government, labor,
 industry, academia, and private business. AIHA is the most diverse
 professional association dedicated to the improvement of the health and well
 being of workers, the community, and the environment.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X46155922
 
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