Here are emerging EHS issues in 2015 being discussed at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo being held this week in Salt Lake City. How many of them are you currently involved with?

Total worker health – 24/7/364 view of keeping employees healthy and safe on and off the job

Key issues in nanotechnology development and stewardship

Health and safety challenges of the increased use of temp employees, independent contractors, day laborers, and other non-traditional employer-employee relations in the organization of modern-day work

Electronic cigarettes in the indoor environment

Obesity and worker weight reduction and maintenance programs

Employee use and abuse of prescription painkillers

Communications between medical and non-medical professionals; how EHS pros can and should work with occupational physicians and allied medical personnel

EHS leverage in the C-suite

OSHA’s new confined space standard for the construction industry

Increased use of various mobile EHS apps

Increased use of tele-health – occupational health consultations via the phone and email versus face to face meetings