More Prudent Practices info available
Jul08

More Prudent Practices info available

From the National Academies Press, updated information on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices in the Laboratory has been updated online to include a download of the files that were previously only available on a CD with the print edition. This zip file is available on the Resources tab and contains a corrected version of the Chemical Compatibility Storage Codes. The full contents of the zip file are as follows:...

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Improving laboratory explosion protection
Jun30

Improving laboratory explosion protection

A guest post by Ralph Stuart, secretary of the ACS Division of Chemical Health & Safety (DCHAS). A member of the DCHAS e-mail list recently pointed out to me a story in the Milwaukee Sentinel’s archives about a laboratory explosion in 1957. The story reported: Waukesha, Oct. 25 (AP) A Carroll College senior was reported in good condition Friday despite suffering injuries that led to the loss of his left eye after fluid, said to...

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Pregnancy and chemical lab safety
Jun25

Pregnancy and chemical lab safety

A query from my inbox last week: Are there any safety resources for women scientists who are pregnant, other than MSDSs? The short answer to this question is that your best resources is likely to be the safety office at your school or workplace. Otherwise, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health has a page with information on reproductive health and the workplace, as does the University of California, Davis. Yale...

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Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, May-June issue
Jun11

Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, May-June issue

Here’s what’s in the May-June issue of the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety: Editorial: How did I survive? by Harry J. Elston Letter to the editor about “rainbow” demonstrations; from Scott Owen, Marshfield Fire & Rescue Department, and William C. Penker, Sycamore Consulting Group Dissolution rates of five inorganic mine ore inorganic elements in synthetic lung fluid; David S. Adams, Jordan C. Koyle, Leon F....

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Updated hazard evaluation guidelines released
May26

Updated hazard evaluation guidelines released

The American Chemical Society’s Committee on Chemical Safety has released an updated version of its “Identifying & Evaluating Hazards in Research Laboratories” guidelines. “This version of the document resolves comments received to date from the community of users,” says Kimberly Jeskie, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Integrated Operations Support Division and chair of the task...

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Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, January-February issue
Mar12

Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, January-February issue

Here’s what’s in the January-February issue of the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety: Editorial: More on methanol – Getting to the target audience; by Harry J. Elston Editorial: The WW I Chemical Warfare Service and…baseball???; by Douglas B. Walters Performance of turbulence models for dense gas release in computational fluid dynamics; by Ali Tarjoman Nejad and Mahnaz Yasemi, Islamic Azad University of...

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