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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Organic Process Research & Development safety issue
Dec23

Organic Process Research & Development safety issue

With December comes Organic Process Research & Development‘s annual  safety issue: Editorial, by Trevor Laird: “[W]e must all keep up with the literature of safety and learn from others’ mistakes.” Safety Notables: Information from the Literature; by David Dale (SciMed/Fauske), Michael D. Ironside (Hovione), and Stephen M. Shaw (Arena Pharmaceuticals) ACCIDENTS Metalation reaction explosion Explosion in waste...

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Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, November-December issue
Dec18

Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, November-December issue

Here’s what’s in the November-December issue of the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety: Editorial: “Rainbows and tornados”; by Harry J. Elston Letter to the editor about K-12 schools; by William C. Penker Letter to the editor about safety culture and institutional memory; by Frankie Wood-Black “Evaluation of the use of an SKC button inhalable aerosol sampler with a Grimm aerosol monitor to determine...

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#Chemsafety webinars this week
Dec02

#Chemsafety webinars this week

Both tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 3): “Explosion at the University of Minnesota–Evaluation the Hazards and Communicating Lessons Learned” 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern sponsored by the Campus Safety Health & Environmental Management Association free for CSHEMA members, $130 for nonmembers “Overcoming Obstacles to Chemical Demonstrations” 4 pm Pacific/7 pm Eastern sponsored by the American Association of Chemistry...

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Lesson learned video: An acid spill without a lab coat
Nov12

Lesson learned video: An acid spill without a lab coat

From Northwestern University and a chemistry graduate student who suffered a chemical burn from a triflic acid spill: “I probably would not have thought to go to the hallway right away, if someone wasn’t there to point me in the direction. I probably would have run around the lab trying to remember where the shower is, knowing full well that there wasn’t one in there.” “It was a freak accident in terms of...

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