#Chemsafety programming at #ACSDC
Aug17

#Chemsafety programming at #ACSDC

The 254th ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday in Washington, D.C. Here’s what’s planned for chemical and laboratory safety; the Division of Chemical Health & Safety has its usual CHAS-At-A-Glance ready for printing. You can also find CHAS and the Committee on Chemical Safety in the Expo at booth 1038. I will be giving two talks at the meeting. I’ve highlighted them with the Safety Zone flask below. Note: I did not have time to proofread this after putting it together. If there’s something that you want to see, double-check the time and location in the actual program! SUNDAY, Aug. 20 Morning Division of Chemical Health & Safety executive committee meeting, agenda book here, 8:30 AM-noon, Convention Center room 146C Afternoon High school program, 1:00-4:35 PM, Grand Hyatt Independence D/E (CHED, SOCED) Analyzing hazards and risks in high school chemistry labs Collaborating for success: Professional skills development for undergraduates, graduates and postdocs, 1:20-5:00 PM, Washington Marriott at Metro Center Junior Ballroom 2 (CINF, CHED, PROF, YCC) Importance of skills development in the ACS certified bachelor’s degree in chemistry Collaborative efforts between faculty and embedded safety professionals to improve critical thinking skills of undergraduates Advancing graduate education: Opportunities and challenges, 1:30-5:00 PM, Grand Hyatt Independence C (CHED, PRES) From the safety beat: Incorporating lab safety into graduate training (featuring this very Safety Zone blogger) Supporting improved safety practices in graduate chemistry education Division of Chemical Health & Safety awards, 1:30-3:15 PM, Convention Center room 209C (CHAS, CCS) Make safety habits by finding your cues, routines, and rewards for safety! Chemical Safety: The state of the arts Stanford’s laboratory safety culture – from chemistry to the campus Soft skills in training and interactions, 3:25-5:10 PM, Convention Center room 209C (CHAS, CCS) Elements of leveraging soft skills Be prepared: Things to do before EHS interactions with lab Developing and maintaining relationships with research: Who, how, and why? Supporting development of chemical risk assessment skills MONDAY, Aug. 21 Morning Committee on Chemical Safety open and executive meeting, 7:00-9:00 AM, Marriott Marquis Independence F-H Building a safety culture across the chemistry enterprise, 8:30-11:10 AM, Marriott Marquis Ballroom Salons 1/2 (PRES) The Chemical Safety Board: Safety is good business and good policy Safety goggles aren’t just for nerds Changing the federal oversight model of Department of Energy National Laboratories Are you prepared for a journey? Chemistry in an evolving political climate: Research priorities and career pathways in public policy, 8:30 AM-noon, Marriott Marquis Chinatown (YCC) Non-proliferation for chemical weapons Chemical safety as a national policy priority Teaching laboratory safety in the undergraduate chemistry curriculum, exhibitor workshop sponsored by Flinn Scientific, 9:30 am-noon, Convention Center room...

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#Chemsafety programming at #ACSSanFran
Mar30

#Chemsafety programming at #ACSSanFran

The 253rd ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday in San Francisco. Here’s what’s planned for chemical and laboratory safety; the Division of Chemical Health & Safety has its usual CHAS-At-A-Glance ready for printing. You can also find CHAS and the Committee on Chemical Safety in the Expo at booth 1125. Note: I did not have time to proofread this after putting it together. If there’s something that you want to see, double-check the time and location with the actual program! SUNDAY, April 2 Morning Division of Chemical Health & Safety Executive Committee Meeting (agenda book); 8:00 am-noon, Park Central, Franciscan I room Afternoon High School Program; 1:00-4:25 pm; SF Marriott Marquis, Golden Gate C2 room (CHED, WCC) Establishing a culture of laboratory safety in secondary education Sex, drugs, and the high school chemistry curriculum Best Practices in Selecting & Presenting Safety Training Content; 1:30-3:20 pm; Park Central, Olympic room (CHAS, CCS, PRES) Connecting safety culture to the educational mission Preliminary results of the chemical safety information and education survey Building safety culture through targeted training Flipped classroom techniques in safety training Relevant content, positive attitude, and memorable presentation Ask Dr. Safety: Chemical & Occupational Safety in the Cannabis Industry; 3:35-5:15 pm; Park Central, Olympic room (CHAS, CCS) Sensible approach to workplace drug testing for cannabis Chemical and occupational safety in the cannabis industry MONDAY, April 3 Morning Committee on Chemical Safety meeting; 7:00-11:30 am; Hilton SF Union, Continental Ballroom 6 Textbooks & the Practice of Science: Before, During & After Gutenberg; 8:45-11:25 am; Park Central, Metropolitan III room (CINF, CHED, HIST) Supporting transmission of knowledge for chemical safety education: An information workflow supplement to the laboratory textbook Cannabis: Emerging Challenges in Regulations, Product Analysis & Processing; 9:00-11:25 am; Park Central, Olympic room (CHAS, CCS, SCHB) Cannabis analysis: An overview of testing requirements and challenges in a rapidly emerging industry Quality control analysis of contaminants in the medical cannabis market in California: Pesticide, plant growth regulators, residual solvents, and microbiological contaminants in cannabis, cannabis extracts, and cannabis infused products States as cannabis laboratories: The far-reaching implications of federal non-recognition in the regulation of marijuana contaminants Assessing regulatory compliance at medical cannabis operations in the United States for patient focused certification Challenges cannabis laboratories face in product analysis representative samples Hemp as a nutritional supplement: Ensuring potency, safety, and regulatory compliance in manufacturing cannabis-derived health products Teaching Laboratory Safety in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum, exhibitor workshop by Flinn Scientific; 9:30 am-noon; Moscone Center room 250 Afternoon Undergraduate Research Posters; noon-2:00 pm; Moscone Center, Hall D (CHED) Chemical safety and chemical disposal Cannabis: Emerging Challenges in Regulations, Product Analysis & Processing; 1:30-4:05...

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Safety workshops before #ACSSanFran
Feb28

Safety workshops before #ACSSanFran

The American Chemical Society’s Division of Chemical Health & Safety is running workshops on the Friday and Saturday before the society’s National Meeting in San Francisco in April  Friday, March 31: Laboratory Waste Management Lab Safety – Beyond the Fundamentals Saturday, April 1: How to be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer Reactive Chemical Management for Laboratories & Pilot Plants Using ACS Lab Safety Resources in the Classroom Cannabis Chemistry Extraction & Analysis Cost and registration information is here. The division plans to run the same workshops before the ACS national meeting in Washington, D.C., in...

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Presentations from #ACSPhilly available to ACS members
Dec01

Presentations from #ACSPhilly available to ACS members

The American Chemical Society has posted videos from the National Meeting held in August in Philadelphia, including those from the Division of Chemical Health & Safety’s session on “Chemical Safety in Public Policy”: Sustainable chemistry and public policy Evaluating risks – Understanding multiple perspectives What you need to know about TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) reform California’s Safer Consumer Products Program: Asking the questions Some government relation lessons from the development of subpart K (for managing hazardous waste at academic laboratories) Influence of litigation on corporate behavior Safety policies of peer-reviewed journals Public policy statements: Advising policymakers and regulators As well as a session on “Biochemistry of Cannabis”: Pennsylvania’s hemp and cannabis history Cannabis and public health SB3: Medical cannabis legislation in Pennsylvania and addressing the public health concerns Patient focused certification (PFC) – Quality standards of cannabis products for medical use Chemotypic and quality control analysis of the California medical cannabis market Biochemical considerations in cannabis therapeutics Cannabinoid receptors: Nomenclature and pharmacological principles Can you pass the acid test? Critical review and novel therapeutic perspectives of tetrahydrocannabinolic acid A (THCA-A) Hydrogenated cannabis oil Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision (CANN): Connecting cannabis chemists/scientists and creating opportunities The division already posted slides from these and other sessions at the meeting (scroll down to the Aug. 29...

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#Chemsafety programming at #ACSPhilly
Aug18

#Chemsafety programming at #ACSPhilly

The 252nd ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday in Philadelphia. Here’s what’s planned for chemical and laboratory safety; the Division of Chemical Health & Safety has its usual CHAS-At-A-Glance ready for printing. You can also find CHAS and the Committee on Chemical Safety in the Expo at booth 727. Note: I did not have time to proofread this after putting it together. If there’s something that you want to see, double-check the time and location with the actual program! SUNDAY Morning Division of Chemical Health & Safety Executive Committee open meeting, here’s the agenda book; 8:00 AM-noon; Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon C Bringing Cheminformatics into the College Chemistry Classroom; 8:15 AM-12:05 PM; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 112B (CINF, CHED) Learning to find the right information: A survey of chemistry information literacy in the undergraduate classroom Co-developing chemical information management and laboratory safety skills Introducing SIVVU, a web-based program for modeling spectrophotometric titration data Integration of cheminformatics material into the STEMWiki hyperlibrary Holistic approach to cheminformatics in a liberal arts environment Cheminformatics education and research at home: The best way to teach graduate chemistry in the professional community Fall 2015 cheminformatics OLCC project based learning: Validation of Wikipedia Chembox hazard information Cheminformatics in the chemistry classroom Modern cheminformatics tools in the teaching laboratory: A practical exercise simulating a drug discovery project Afternoon Division of Chemical Health & Safety Awards; 1:30-4:10 PM; Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Independence III (CHAS, CHED) Evolutions of the collaboration between the Safety Office and the Department of Chemistry at Duke University Establishing a safety culture in a new research lab: Communication, repetition, and accountability Safety in undergraduate chemistry: It takes the whole department Reflections of a career: Where you end up when you don’t know where you are going Past, present and yet to be achieved: A personal chemical safety journey by a synthetic chemist Division of Chemical Education Safety Committee open meeting; 4:00-5:30 PM; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 102B MONDAY Morning Committee on Chemical Safety open meeting; 7:00 AM-noon; Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 1/2 Understanding Nanomaterial Behavior: Breakthroughs & Challenges; 9:00 AM-noon; Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Congress B (ENVR) Nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety challenges: A National Nanotechnology Coordination Office perspective Nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety challenges, research, and opportunities panel Nanotechnology health implications research consortium Nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety challenges, research, and opportunities federal panel: NIST perspective Afternoon Chemistry of the People, by the People, for the People; 1:30-3:50 PM; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 201A (CHED, ANYL, CEI, MPPG) Fuels chemistry for the people – Energy & Fuels Division (ENFL) Energy for the people Nuclear chemistry’s role in the 21st century Chemistry of the...

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“Safety Begins in the Classroom” videos now available from #ACSSanDiego
May19

“Safety Begins in the Classroom” videos now available from #ACSSanDiego

ACS has now posted videos from the National Meeting held in March in San Diego, including those from the Division of Chemical Health & Safety’s session on “Safety Begins in the Classroom: Demonstrations, Awareness & Pre-Lab Planning”: “Wild, wild west to GHS: Reflections on my first year as a general chemistry laboratory coordinator,” by Rebecca Sansom & Matthew B. Allen of Brigham Young University “Chemical demonstrations: The good, the bad, the ugly,” by David A. Katz, self-described “chemist, educator, expert demonstrator, science communicator, and consultant” “Development of demonstrations – a collaborative project between the safety office and teaching assistants,” by Debbie Decker & Joshua Greenfield of the University of California, Davis The division already posted slides from this and other sessions at the...

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