Tuesday #chemsafety at #ACSNOLA
Mar20

Tuesday #chemsafety at #ACSNOLA

Today at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans: CHAS: Water Supply Safety 9:00 AM Grand Salon D Sec 21, Hilton New Orleans Riverside Introductory Remarks Waukesha water: Bridging the divide Laboratory safety is impacted by changes in water quality Iron as an indicator of water system corrosion and compromised disinfection: Argument for regulating iron and small system corrosion control Lessons learned from the Elk and Dan River disasters: Enhancing science support for water resource protection and crisis communication in spill-incident response Computational chemistry support for water resource protection: Developing rapid and accurate computational methods to predict physical properties for environmental fate and toxicity modelling Panel Discussion Also notable: CINF sessions on chemical information literacy, morning and afternoon in River Bend 1, New Orleans Marriott Convention Center. Teaching students how to identify good chemical information is key to supporting them to work...

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Monday #chemsafety at #ACSNOLA
Mar19

Monday #chemsafety at #ACSNOLA

Today at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans: CINF: Community Sharing of Chemical Safety Data: Yes, No, Maybe? 8:20 AM River Bend 1, New Orleans Marriott Convention Center What’s all this fuss about data sharing? In search of improved laboratory safety Promoting safety culture through sharing – a Dow perspective Chemical and laboratory safety: The role of scholarly publishers Chemical safety data in the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Safety sharing culture: Learning from the aviation industry Intermission Information/practice sharing forums among American Chemistry Council Member Companies Experiences with learning experience reports Balancing act: Protecting all interests Parsing the “lessons learned” space: Layers of opportunities and challenges Panel Discussion (yours truly will help moderate) Not in New Orleans? Join me for Safety Zone Live via Facebook to discuss the morning session with organizer Carmen Nitsche, who’s been working with the Pistoia Alliance to build the Chemical Safety Library. CHAS: Implementing ACS Safety Education Guidelines 1:30 PM Grand Salon D Sec 21, Hilton New Orleans Riverside Introductory Remarks The ACS safety culture journey: What next? Building the safety learning spiral One slice at a time: Do what you can whenever you can Developing a culture of safety in chemistry and biochemistry at Texas Woman’s University Intermission Importance of laboratory safety in chemistry curriculum Withdrawn RAMPing up the organic chemistry lab at a PUI: Developing a culture of safety and...

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Sunday #chemsafety at #ACSNOLA
Mar18

Sunday #chemsafety at #ACSNOLA

Today at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans: Integrating Research & Safety 1:30 PM Grand Salon D Sec 21, Hilton New Orleans Riverside The psychology of developing a positive chemical safety culture in academic research labs Survey of chemist exposure to VOCs from solvent cabinets Study of safer storage and handling of graphene oxide Effectiveness of laser safety eyewear under real-world conditions Safety at the bench: Promoting positive safety culture in academic laboratories Ask Dr. Safety: Integrating research and safety Workshop: Developing Graduate Student Leadership Skills in Lab Safety 3:00 PM Magnolia Room, Hilton Garden Inn Convention...

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#Chemsafety programming at #ACSDC
Aug17

#Chemsafety programming at #ACSDC

The 254th ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday in Washington, D.C. 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 1038. I will be giving two talks at the meeting. I’ve highlighted them with the Safety Zone flask below. Note: I did not have time to proofread this after putting it together. If there’s something that you want to see, double-check the time and location in the actual program! SUNDAY, Aug. 20 Morning Division of Chemical Health & Safety executive committee meeting, agenda book here, 8:30 AM-noon, Convention Center room 146C Afternoon High school program, 1:00-4:35 PM, Grand Hyatt Independence D/E (CHED, SOCED) Analyzing hazards and risks in high school chemistry labs Collaborating for success: Professional skills development for undergraduates, graduates and postdocs, 1:20-5:00 PM, Washington Marriott at Metro Center Junior Ballroom 2 (CINF, CHED, PROF, YCC) Importance of skills development in the ACS certified bachelor’s degree in chemistry Collaborative efforts between faculty and embedded safety professionals to improve critical thinking skills of undergraduates Advancing graduate education: Opportunities and challenges, 1:30-5:00 PM, Grand Hyatt Independence C (CHED, PRES) From the safety beat: Incorporating lab safety into graduate training (featuring this very Safety Zone blogger) Supporting improved safety practices in graduate chemistry education Division of Chemical Health & Safety awards, 1:30-3:15 PM, Convention Center room 209C (CHAS, CCS) Make safety habits by finding your cues, routines, and rewards for safety! Chemical Safety: The state of the arts Stanford’s laboratory safety culture – from chemistry to the campus Soft skills in training and interactions, 3:25-5:10 PM, Convention Center room 209C (CHAS, CCS) Elements of leveraging soft skills Be prepared: Things to do before EHS interactions with lab Developing and maintaining relationships with research: Who, how, and why? Supporting development of chemical risk assessment skills MONDAY, Aug. 21 Morning Committee on Chemical Safety open and executive meeting, 7:00-9:00 AM, Marriott Marquis Independence F-H Building a safety culture across the chemistry enterprise, 8:30-11:10 AM, Marriott Marquis Ballroom Salons 1/2 (PRES) The Chemical Safety Board: Safety is good business and good policy Safety goggles aren’t just for nerds Changing the federal oversight model of Department of Energy National Laboratories Are you prepared for a journey? Chemistry in an evolving political climate: Research priorities and career pathways in public policy, 8:30 AM-noon, Marriott Marquis Chinatown (YCC) Non-proliferation for chemical weapons Chemical safety as a national policy priority Teaching laboratory safety in the undergraduate chemistry curriculum, exhibitor workshop sponsored by Flinn Scientific, 9:30 am-noon, Convention Center room...

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#Chemsafety programming at #ACSSanFran
Mar30

#Chemsafety programming at #ACSSanFran

The 253rd ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday in San Francisco. 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 1125. Note: I did not have time to proofread this after putting it together. If there’s something that you want to see, double-check the time and location with the actual program! SUNDAY, April 2 Morning Division of Chemical Health & Safety Executive Committee Meeting (agenda book); 8:00 am-noon, Park Central, Franciscan I room Afternoon High School Program; 1:00-4:25 pm; SF Marriott Marquis, Golden Gate C2 room (CHED, WCC) Establishing a culture of laboratory safety in secondary education Sex, drugs, and the high school chemistry curriculum Best Practices in Selecting & Presenting Safety Training Content; 1:30-3:20 pm; Park Central, Olympic room (CHAS, CCS, PRES) Connecting safety culture to the educational mission Preliminary results of the chemical safety information and education survey Building safety culture through targeted training Flipped classroom techniques in safety training Relevant content, positive attitude, and memorable presentation Ask Dr. Safety: Chemical & Occupational Safety in the Cannabis Industry; 3:35-5:15 pm; Park Central, Olympic room (CHAS, CCS) Sensible approach to workplace drug testing for cannabis Chemical and occupational safety in the cannabis industry MONDAY, April 3 Morning Committee on Chemical Safety meeting; 7:00-11:30 am; Hilton SF Union, Continental Ballroom 6 Textbooks & the Practice of Science: Before, During & After Gutenberg; 8:45-11:25 am; Park Central, Metropolitan III room (CINF, CHED, HIST) Supporting transmission of knowledge for chemical safety education: An information workflow supplement to the laboratory textbook Cannabis: Emerging Challenges in Regulations, Product Analysis & Processing; 9:00-11:25 am; Park Central, Olympic room (CHAS, CCS, SCHB) Cannabis analysis: An overview of testing requirements and challenges in a rapidly emerging industry Quality control analysis of contaminants in the medical cannabis market in California: Pesticide, plant growth regulators, residual solvents, and microbiological contaminants in cannabis, cannabis extracts, and cannabis infused products States as cannabis laboratories: The far-reaching implications of federal non-recognition in the regulation of marijuana contaminants Assessing regulatory compliance at medical cannabis operations in the United States for patient focused certification Challenges cannabis laboratories face in product analysis representative samples Hemp as a nutritional supplement: Ensuring potency, safety, and regulatory compliance in manufacturing cannabis-derived health products Teaching Laboratory Safety in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum, exhibitor workshop by Flinn Scientific; 9:30 am-noon; Moscone Center room 250 Afternoon Undergraduate Research Posters; noon-2:00 pm; Moscone Center, Hall D (CHED) Chemical safety and chemical disposal Cannabis: Emerging Challenges in Regulations, Product Analysis & Processing; 1:30-4:05...

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Safety workshops before #ACSSanFran
Feb28

Safety workshops before #ACSSanFran

The American Chemical Society’s Division of Chemical Health & Safety is running workshops on the Friday and Saturday before the society’s National Meeting in San Francisco in April  Friday, March 31: Laboratory Waste Management Lab Safety – Beyond the Fundamentals Saturday, April 1: How to be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer Reactive Chemical Management for Laboratories & Pilot Plants Using ACS Lab Safety Resources in the Classroom Cannabis Chemistry Extraction & Analysis Cost and registration information is here. The division plans to run the same workshops before the ACS national meeting in Washington, D.C., in...

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