Safety resources mini-round-up

I know that many blog readers like the chemical safety news round-ups, which went on hiatus for many months while I was busy with other things. I’m hoping to make a fresh start on those in a couple of weeks, after I return from vacation. This week my goal is to clean out my safety items folder, and as part of that I’m aiming to do a post a day with a few things each.

Today post is a collection of safety resources:

NAS_acuteexposure_16The Royal Society of Chemistry now has laboratory health and safety training modules available online.

The National Academies published two new volumes of “Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals”:
Volume 16: aliphatic nitriles, benzonitrile, methyacrylonitrile, allyl alcohol, hydrogen selenide, ketene, and tear gas.
Volume 17: acrylonitrile, carbon tetrachloride, cyanogen, epichlorohydrin, ethylene chlorohydrin, toluene, trimethylacetyl chloride, hydrogen bromide, and boron tribromide.

Lost in Scientia had a nice post about “Flavours of Gloves in my Chemistry Lab”.

The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Army and conducts emergency preparedness training for communities near U.S. chemical warfare agents stockpiles. The program has developed two free apps, CSEPP Ready and EROs To Go (for Emergency Response Outcomes). “CSEPP Ready is designed to assist local communities in better preparing for an emergency involving the stockpile and provides checklists for family disaster kits, information on responding to emergency sirens and directions for sheltering in place.” I suspect that EROs To Go is more for emergency responders.

Also in the app category, Safer Systems released a free app, Safer Mobile Response, that combines the Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook with Google Maps, Google Traffic, and weather. (DOT has a free app, too, but it looks like it’s just the guidebook.)

Author: Jyllian Kemsley

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  1. CSEPP is looking for a reason to exist about now, as the chemical stockpile is shrinking to zero in the US. Now it appears that they want to be FEMA…