Teaching laboratory chemical safety
Apr02

Teaching laboratory chemical safety

A guest post by Ralph Stuart, secretary of the ACS Division of Chemical Health & Safety. Last week’s DCHAS symposium on Safety in Undergraduate Teaching included several interesting presentations on effective ways of teaching lab safety, particularly chemical risk assessment, for both undergraduates and incoming graduate students. It was heartening to hear about class safety efforts that went beyond a focus on personal protective...

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#Chemsafety presentations from #ACSDenver
Mar31

#Chemsafety presentations from #ACSDenver

The ACS Division of Chemical Safety has done its usual post-meeting public service and posted most of the slides from its symposia on marijuana and undergraduate teaching in Denver. I enjoyed and learned (different things!) from both...

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#Chemsafety programming at #ACSDenver
Mar19

#Chemsafety programming at #ACSDenver

The 249th ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday in Denver. 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 425. SUNDAY Division of Chemical Health & Safety Executive Committee breakfast meeting, agenda book here; 8:30-11:30 AM,Embassy...

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#Chemsafety scalability, sustainability, and transferability at #ACSSanFran
Aug21

#Chemsafety scalability, sustainability, and transferability at #ACSSanFran

Contributed by Ralph Stuart, secretary of the ACS Division of Chemical Health & Safety and lab safety manager at Cornell University. Campus-wide laboratory safety programs face three management considerations that don’t apply in a specific laboratory: the scalability, sustainability, and transferability of hazard management measures applied to chemicals and chemical processes. Presentations at the Division of Chemical Health and...

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#Chemsafety at #ACSSanFran
Aug07

#Chemsafety at #ACSSanFran

The 248th 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 425. SUNDAY Division of Chemical Health & Safety executive committee meeting, open to all ACS members, agenda book...

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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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