Safety professionals: On the outer fringe or the leading edge?
Mar20

Safety professionals: On the outer fringe or the leading edge?

A guest post by Russ Phifer, a consultant with WC Environmental, executive director of the National Registry of Certified Chemists, and past chair of the ACS Division of Chemical Health & Safety. Cross-posted at CENtral Science ACS Meeting Updates. At the ACS meeting in Dallas this week, it was clear that the safety community continues to try to solidify its place in the chemical enterprise. Although technical programming in our...

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#Chemsafety at #ACSDallas
Mar12

#Chemsafety at #ACSDallas

The 247th ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday in Dallas, Tex. Here are the chemical and laboratory safety events that will be happening there. If you’d like a nicely-formatted version to print, check out CHAS-at-a-Glance. SUNDAY Division of Chemical Health & Safety executive committee meeting, open to all ACS members; 8:30 am-noon; Convention Center room D169 Ask Dr. Safety: Protecting reproductive health in the laboratory...

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Chemical and laboratory safety at #ACSIndy
Sep05

Chemical and laboratory safety at #ACSIndy

The 246th ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday, so it’s time to highlight the chemical and laboratory safety programming. If you’re heading to the meeting, be sure to take along the Division of Chemical Health & Safety‘s handy CHAS-at-a-Glance. SUNDAY Division of Chemical Health & Safety Executive Committee breakfast meeting, open to ACS members; 8:30 am-noon, Convention Center room 142 Division of Chemical...

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Protecting a global lab workforce
Jul10

Protecting a global lab workforce

ACS has posted presentations from the spring 2013 national meeting in New Orleans, and there’s one from the Division of Chemical Health & Safety: “What’s required vs. what’s right: Protecting a global lab workforce,” by Ken Fivizzani, chair-elect of the division. Here’s his abstract: Organizations tend to respond to external regulations by ensuring that minimum requirements are met; additional...

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Chemical and laboratory safety at #ACSNOLA
Apr04

Chemical and laboratory safety at #ACSNOLA

My colleagues and I are gearing up for the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, which means that it’s time for me to post the Division of Chemical Health & Safety programming for the meeting. As usual, the helpful DCHAS folks have also put together their CHAS-At-A-Glance reference for the meeting. Sessions are in the Convention Center room 237 unless otherwise noted. SUNDAY CHAS Executive Committee Breakfast, open to...

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#Chemsafety slides posted for #ACSPhilly
Aug30

#Chemsafety slides posted for #ACSPhilly

Just a quick note to say that the ACS Division of Chemical Health & Safety has posted the slides from the division’s programming at the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia last month. What were the talks about, you ask? Check...

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