#Chemsafety presentations at #ACSSanDiego
Mar30

#Chemsafety presentations at #ACSSanDiego

The American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health & Safety has posted slides from its sessions at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego: Safety begins in the classroom: Demonstrations, awareness, & pre-lab planning How Texas Tech and UCLA have affected laboratory safety nationwide Developing, implementing & teaching hazard assessment tools Chemical, sample, and asset management tools CHAS posters and presentations in the divisions of chemical information and...

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#Chemsafety programming at #ACSSanDiego
Mar10

#Chemsafety programming at #ACSSanDiego

The 251st ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday in San Diego. 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 1128. SUNDAY Morning Division of Chemical Health & Safety Executive Committee Meeting (agenda book); 8:30-11:00 am, Hilton Gaslamp, Santa Rosa Room The Two Year Guidelines: What's New; 8:30-11:50 am, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Promenade B (CHED) Chemistry-based technology programs in the 2015 ACS Guidelines for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs Importance of partnerships in two-year college chemistry programs Safety in the 2015 two-year guidelines Student skills in the 2015 two-year guidelines Importance of student mentoring in the chemical sciences at the community college Student transfer and the guidelines for chemistry in two-year college programs Emerging trends in the two year college landscape Afternoon Safety Begins in the Classroom: Demonstrations, Awareness & Pre-Lab Planning; 1:30-3:40 pm, Hilton Gaslamp, Marina Room (CHAS) Wild, wild west to GHS: Reflections on my first year as a general chemistry laboratory coordinator Safety education for early lab students: How do they learn it before they need it? Chemical demonstrations: The good, the bad, the ugly Development of demonstrations - a collaborative project between the safety office and teaching assistants Ask Dr. Safety: About Incident Reporting; 3:50-5:15 pm, Hilton Gaslamp, Marina Room (CHAS) Anatomy of an incident report When things go wrong ... Incident reporting Fall 2015 InterCollegiate Cheminformatics Course; 1:30-4:30 pm, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Mission Beach A/B (CHED) Future intercollegiate course management systems: Under the hood of the Cheminformatics OLCC Future intercollegiate course management systems: Part 2 - An extensible nodal network of TLOs (Teaching and Learning Objects) Better data habits for better science: Chemical information literacy in the digital era Talking about cheminformatics to undergraduate chemistry majors Facilitators perspective on teaching chemical informatics as part of the Online Collaborative Chemistry (OLCC) course Cheminformatics directed study with OLCC Reviewing PubChem laboratory chemical safety summaries for different user types Division of Chemical Education Safety Committee Meeting; 4:00-5:30 pm, Embassy Suites San Diego Downtown Bay, Mariposa MONDAY Morning Committee on Chemical Safety and Executive Meeting; 7:30 am-12:30 pm, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Sapphire Ballroom E/F Afternoon How Texas Tech & UCLA Have Affected Laboratory Safety Nationwide; 1:30-5:00 pm, Hilton Gaslamp, Marina Room (CHAS) We better watch out: Prevention beats reparation Digging deep: The response to cultural issues Changing a culture: The accident at Texas Tech; what happened in the next five years, and why you should develop a culture of safety: Thoughts from the department chair at the time...

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Learn risk analysis at #ACSSanDiego
Feb10

Learn risk analysis at #ACSSanDiego

In addition to the safety training opportunities at ACS meetings that I posted last week, the Division of Chemical Health & Safety is also sponsoring a workshop to learn a risk assessment tool called the "bowtie" method. The knot at the center of the "bowtie" is the incident, the left side has the threats or events that could trigger the incident along with possible controls, and the right side has the consequences if the incident happens and possible controls for those. Presenting the workshop will be Mary Beth Mulcahy of the Chemical Safety Board and Chris Boylan of safety consulting and certification company Det Norske Veritas. They plan to give a short presentation about the method, then divide the audience to work on real-world examples from teaching and research laboratories. The workshop will run on Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Hilton Gaslamp in the Marina Room. Go here for more information, go here to add it to your meeting calendar, and email marybeth.mulcahy@csb.gov if you're planning to...

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Safety training at ACS meetings in San Diego and Philadelphia
Feb03

Safety training at ACS meetings in San Diego and Philadelphia

As it always does, the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health & Safety is offering workshops on the Friday and Saturday prior to this year's national meetings in San Diego and Philadelphia. The courses include: Laboratory Waste Management Lab Safety How to be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer Reactive Chemical Management for Laboratories & Pilot Plants Meeting Chemical Safety Expectations in Instructional Laboratories Cannabis Extraction and Analysis If you register early, the fees are $300 for CHAS members, $350 for non-CHAS members, and $99 for K-12 science teachers who are members of the American Association of Chemistry Teachers. (Why might a teacher need safety training? Read this.) Click here for more information on the workshops and to...

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A Lifetime ACS Fan: Undergrad Gets Inked
Mar27

A Lifetime ACS Fan: Undergrad Gets Inked

Science tattoos are all the rage these days. Ever since science writer Carl Zimmer asked whether science geeks were hiding tattoos displaying their love for all things biology, chemistry, and physics, it seems that the ink trend is on the rise. Zimmer put out a book, “Science Ink,” late last year collecting photos of some of the most impressive ones out there. And at the recent Science Online 2012 meeting, in Raleigh, N.C., Zimmer took some attendees to a tattoo parlor to join the club.   This morning, during a talk at the ACS national meeting in San Diego (#ACSSanDiego), a science tattoo in a category all its own was unveiled. Monte L. Helm, a chemistry professor at Fort Lewis College, in Durango, C.O., showed a photo of a certain tattoo sported by his student, undergraduate Andrew W.L. Goodwin. Helm was speaking in the symposium “Undergraduate Research at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry.” After talking about the work that Goodwin has done—synthesizing novel phosphorus-containing ligands for transition-metal catalysis—Helm demonstrated just how dedicated the student is to his subject … and to ACS. Believe it or not, on his upper arm, Goodwin bears a permanent ACS logo. When Goodwin first unveiled the tattoo at the beginning of this school year, “it was shocking for me,” Helm told Newscripts. “Andrew’s a really excellent student, but he’s also very quiet,” Helm said. “He rarely volunteers things.” So when Goodwin came into Helm’s office and said, “I have to tell you something,” Helm was worried. And when he said, “I got a tattoo,” Helm was expecting the worst. But what he got was the ACS logo. “He’s a chemistry major, but I had no idea he was so dedicated,” Helm said. Goodwin explained the tattoo to Helm by saying that he wanted something black—a logo—that had to do with chemistry. Well, the ACS logo does indeed have to do with chemistry. Now, the question for ACS is, does Goodwin get an automatic membership for...

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