Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, January-February issue
Mar12

Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, January-February issue

Here’s what’s in the January-February issue of the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety: Editorial: More on methanol – Getting to the target audience; by Harry J. Elston Editorial: The WW I Chemical Warfare Service and…baseball???; by Douglas B. Walters Performance of turbulence models for dense gas release in computational fluid dynamics; by Ali Tarjoman Nejad and Mahnaz Yasemi, Islamic Azad University of...

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Organic Process Research & Development safety issue
Dec23

Organic Process Research & Development safety issue

With December comes Organic Process Research & Development‘s annual  safety issue: Editorial, by Trevor Laird: “[W]e must all keep up with the literature of safety and learn from others’ mistakes.” Safety Notables: Information from the Literature; by David Dale (SciMed/Fauske), Michael D. Ironside (Hovione), and Stephen M. Shaw (Arena Pharmaceuticals) ACCIDENTS Metalation reaction explosion Explosion in waste...

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Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, November-December issue
Dec18

Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, November-December issue

Here’s what’s in the November-December issue of the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety: Editorial: “Rainbows and tornados”; by Harry J. Elston Letter to the editor about K-12 schools; by William C. Penker Letter to the editor about safety culture and institutional memory; by Frankie Wood-Black “Evaluation of the use of an SKC button inhalable aerosol sampler with a Grimm aerosol monitor to determine...

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#Chemsafety webinars this week
Dec02

#Chemsafety webinars this week

Both tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 3): “Explosion at the University of Minnesota–Evaluation the Hazards and Communicating Lessons Learned” 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern sponsored by the Campus Safety Health & Environmental Management Association free for CSHEMA members, $130 for nonmembers “Overcoming Obstacles to Chemical Demonstrations” 4 pm Pacific/7 pm Eastern sponsored by the American Association of Chemistry...

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Lesson learned video: An acid spill without a lab coat
Nov12

Lesson learned video: An acid spill without a lab coat

From Northwestern University and a chemistry graduate student who suffered a chemical burn from a triflic acid spill: “I probably would not have thought to go to the hallway right away, if someone wasn’t there to point me in the direction. I probably would have run around the lab trying to remember where the shower is, knowing full well that there wasn’t one in there.” “It was a freak accident in terms of...

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Organolithium preparation, properties, and safe handling
Nov11

Organolithium preparation, properties, and safe handling

“Auntie Markovnikov” left this in a comment last weekend, and I thought it deserved highlighting in a post of its own: Organic Process Research & Development had a review article in its October issue on “Preparation, Properties, and Safe Handling of Commercial Organolithiums: Alkyllithiums, Lithium sec-Organoamides, and Lithium Alkoxides,” by Terry “Li” Rathman of t-Links Consulting and James...

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