The Council for Chemical Research is playing matchmaker to pair up academic institutions with government or industrial organizations to share safety practices. Says CCR:
If you would be willing to share your safety practices with any interested academic CCR members, we would share contact information and a brief description of potential ways you might prefer to interact with the academic CCR members through various means (letters, emails, CCR website). … Through this simple process, we hope to help academic chemistry and chemical engineering departments work together with industrial and government laboratories on this critically important topic, with key desired outcomes being sharing of best safety practices, enhanced safety training of researchers, fostering relationships between institutions, and useful publicity for all involved.
The project stems from CCR’s white paper on “Safety in Academic Laboratories.” CCR also now has a safety award, which this year went to the University of Minnesota Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering & Materials Science.