The Safety Zone covers chemical safety issues in academic and industrial research labs and in manufacturing. It is intended to be a forum for exchange and discussion of lab and plant safety and accident information without the fanfare of a news article. Written primarily by C&EN senior editor Jyllian Kemsley, the blog also includes contributions from other C&EN staff writers as well as health and safety experts in academia, industry, and government.
Jyllian Kemsley turned to science writing after working in the pharmaceutical industry for a couple of years and then receiving her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry. She now covers science, technology, and education from C&EN’s West Coast News Bureau. She cringes at some of the unsafe stuff she did in the lab and hopes that others will be smarter than she was.