#Chemsafety programming at #ACSDenver

ACS Meeting Denver logoThe 249th ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday in Denver. 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 425.


  • Division of Chemical Health & Safety Executive Committee breakfast meeting, agenda book here; 8:30-11:30 AM,Embassy Suites Denver, Silverton Ballroom 3
  • Nanotechnology: Delivering on the Promise: Research & Development, 1:30-5:15 PM, Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 3A
    • Nanotechnology: Delivering the promise – R&D
    • NSF: Building foundational knowledge and infrastructure for nanotechnology
    • NIH: The impact of nanotechnology in biology and medicine
    • Nanoscience and technology for energy
    • Nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing with an emphasis on national security


  • Nanotechnology: Delivering on the Promise: Opportunities and Challenges for Health, Safety, and the Environment; 8:30-11:35 AM, Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 3A
    • Innovation trends, policies, and practices
    • The regulatory void
    • Adaptive governance
    • Sustainability and life cycle issues
    • What is responsible development of nanotechnology?
  • Legalized Marijuana & Health & Safety; 1:30-5:30 PM, Embassy Suites Denver, Silverton Ballroom 1
    • Taking care of Mary Jane’s workers
    • Safety considerations in the development of sensible workplace drug testing policies for legalized marijuana
    • Marijuana health and safety for licensed and regulated businesses
    • State mandated testing of retail marijuana in Colorado
    • Safety and health standard of cannabis extractions with an emphasis on C02
    • Recent improvements in chromatography: Advancing chromatographic data quality to make a safer Cannabis product
    • GC methods for Cannabis safety and potency testing
  • Social Hour hosted by CHAS and the Division of Chemistry & the Law, open to all ACS members; 5:00-8:00 PM, Grand Hyatt Denver, Capital Peak
  • Sci-Mix; 8:00-10:00 PM, Colorado Convention Center, Hall C
    • Lessons learned from a hood fire and deflagration event
    • Increasing sample throughput of Cannabis analyses on any LC system
    • Potency and contaminant testing of retail marijuana in Colorado


  • Ask Dr. Safety: EH&S Support of Nanotechnology R&D; 9:00-11:00 AM, Embassy Suites Denver, Silverton Ballroom 1
    • How hazardous can nanostructured titanium dioxide be to humans in a water purification application?
    • Ask Dr. Safety
  • Safety in Undergraduate Teaching; 1:30-5:20 PM, Embassy Suites Denver, Silverton Ballroom 1
    • Moving from a danger culture to a safety culture
    • Teaching basic technique: A view into preparing for a safer educational and work environment
    • Using traditional safety rules to teach more advanced concepts in chemical hygiene
    • Talk dirty to me: Teaching undergraduate students the importance of good hygiene in the teaching laboratory
    • Risk hazard assessment in the general chemistry laboratory
    • Developing a safety synergy in the chemistry department at Stanford University
    • Safety Friday: Do in-class safety presentations impact student behavior and perceptions of laboratory safety?
    • Student view of safety in the undergraduate laboratory
    • Case study: Impact of chemical safety training in undergraduate teaching
    • Nitric acid acts upon trousers: Learning about hazardous chemicals

Author: Jyllian Kemsley

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