#Chemsafety at #ACSSanDiego
Aug22

#Chemsafety at #ACSSanDiego

Here’s what’s planned for chemical and laboratory safety at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, which starts on Sunday. You can also take advantage of the Division of Chemical Health & Safety’s printer-friendly CHAS-At-A-Glance. Sunday, Aug. 25 Committee on Chemical Safety Open and Executive Subcommittee Meeting, 7:00–10:00 am, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marina Ballroom Salon GDivision of Chemical Health and Safety Executive Committee Meeting (agenda book here), 10:30 a.m.–1:30 pm, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marina Ballroom Salon G Division of Chemical Health and Safety Awards, 1:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Rancho Santa Fe 3 (CHAS, PROF)Workshop: Developing Graduate Student Leadership Skills in Laboratory Safety, 3:00-6:00 p.m., Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Aqua 313Division of Chemical Education Safety Committee Meeting, 5:15-6:45 p.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Del Mar Monday, Aug. 26 Connecting Professionalism, Safety and Ethics: Opportunities and Challenges, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Rancho Santa Fe 3 (CHAS, CINF)Academic Lab Safety, 8:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Carlsbad (CHED, CCS, CHAS)Connecting Professionalism, Safety and Ethics: Opportunities and Challenges, 1:30-3:15 p.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Rancho Santa Fe 3 (CHAS, CINF)Academic Lab Safety, 1:30-4:40 p.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Carlsbad (CHED, CCS, CHAS)Division of Chemical Health and Safety 40th Anniversary Symposium, 3:30-5:15 p.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Rancho Santa Fe 3 (CHAS)Social hour networking reception, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom AE (cosponsored by Industry Member Programs, the Division of Chemical Health and Safety, Corporation Associates, Division of Business Development and Management, and Small Chemical Businesses)Sci-Mix, 8:00-10:00 p.m., San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B Tuesday, Aug. 27 Connecting Safety, Education, Training and Productivity in Analytical Laboratories, 8:00-10:50 a.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Torrey Pines 2 (ANYL, CHAS, CCS, CINF, PRES)Chemistry of Disasters, 1:00-5:20 p.m., San Diego Convention Center, Room 5A (PRES, CHAS, CCS, I&EC) Wednesday, Aug. 28 Graduate Students Perspective on Safety Education, 8:30-11:45 a.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Rancho Santa Fe 3 (CHAS, CCS) What’s C&EN up to at the meeting? Check out our events here. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. And sign up for C&EN’s daily Inside #ACSSanDiego newsletter to get the meeting’s essential chemistry...

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#Chemsafety presentations at #ACSSanDiego
Mar30

#Chemsafety presentations at #ACSSanDiego

The American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health & Safety has posted slides from its sessions at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego: Safety begins in the classroom: Demonstrations, awareness, & pre-lab planning How Texas Tech and UCLA have affected laboratory safety nationwide Developing, implementing & teaching hazard assessment tools Chemical, sample, and asset management tools CHAS posters and presentations in the divisions of chemical information and...

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#Chemsafety programming at #ACSSanDiego
Mar10

#Chemsafety programming at #ACSSanDiego

The 251st ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday in San Diego. 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 1128. SUNDAY Morning Division of Chemical Health & Safety Executive Committee Meeting (agenda book); 8:30-11:00 am, Hilton Gaslamp, Santa Rosa Room The Two Year Guidelines: What’s New; 8:30-11:50 am, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Promenade B (CHED) Chemistry-based technology programs in the 2015 ACS Guidelines for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs Importance of partnerships in two-year college chemistry programs Safety in the 2015 two-year guidelines Student skills in the 2015 two-year guidelines Importance of student mentoring in the chemical sciences at the community college Student transfer and the guidelines for chemistry in two-year college programs Emerging trends in the two year college landscape Afternoon Safety Begins in the Classroom: Demonstrations, Awareness & Pre-Lab Planning; 1:30-3:40 pm, Hilton Gaslamp, Marina Room (CHAS) Wild, wild west to GHS: Reflections on my first year as a general chemistry laboratory coordinator Safety education for early lab students: How do they learn it before they need it? Chemical demonstrations: The good, the bad, the ugly Development of demonstrations – a collaborative project between the safety office and teaching assistants Ask Dr. Safety: About Incident Reporting; 3:50-5:15 pm, Hilton Gaslamp, Marina Room (CHAS) Anatomy of an incident report When things go wrong … Incident reporting Fall 2015 InterCollegiate Cheminformatics Course; 1:30-4:30 pm, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Mission Beach A/B (CHED) Future intercollegiate course management systems: Under the hood of the Cheminformatics OLCC Future intercollegiate course management systems: Part 2 – An extensible nodal network of TLOs (Teaching and Learning Objects) Better data habits for better science: Chemical information literacy in the digital era Talking about cheminformatics to undergraduate chemistry majors Facilitators perspective on teaching chemical informatics as part of the Online Collaborative Chemistry (OLCC) course Cheminformatics directed study with OLCC Reviewing PubChem laboratory chemical safety summaries for different user types Division of Chemical Education Safety Committee Meeting; 4:00-5:30 pm, Embassy Suites San Diego Downtown Bay, Mariposa MONDAY Morning Committee on Chemical Safety and Executive Meeting; 7:30 am-12:30 pm, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Sapphire Ballroom E/F Afternoon How Texas Tech & UCLA Have Affected Laboratory Safety Nationwide; 1:30-5:00 pm, Hilton Gaslamp, Marina Room (CHAS) We better watch out: Prevention beats reparation Digging deep: The response to cultural issues Changing a culture: The accident at Texas Tech; what happened in the next five years, and why you should develop a culture of safety: Thoughts from the department chair at the time...

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Learn risk analysis at #ACSSanDiego
Feb10

Learn risk analysis at #ACSSanDiego

In addition to the safety training opportunities at ACS meetings that I posted last week, the Division of Chemical Health & Safety is also sponsoring a workshop to learn a risk assessment tool called the “bowtie” method. The knot at the center of the “bowtie” is the incident, the left side has the threats or events that could trigger the incident along with possible controls, and the right side has the consequences if the incident happens and possible controls for those. Presenting the workshop will be Mary Beth Mulcahy of the Chemical Safety Board and Chris Boylan of safety consulting and certification company Det Norske Veritas. They plan to give a short presentation about the method, then divide the audience to work on real-world examples from teaching and research laboratories. The workshop will run on Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Hilton Gaslamp in the Marina Room. Go here for more information, go here to add it to your meeting calendar, and email marybeth.mulcahy@csb.gov if you’re planning to...

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Safety training at ACS meetings in San Diego and Philadelphia
Feb03

Safety training at ACS meetings in San Diego and Philadelphia

As it always does, the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health & Safety is offering workshops on the Friday and Saturday prior to this year’s national meetings in San Diego and Philadelphia. The courses include: Laboratory Waste Management Lab Safety How to be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer Reactive Chemical Management for Laboratories & Pilot Plants Meeting Chemical Safety Expectations in Instructional Laboratories Cannabis Extraction and Analysis If you register early, the fees are $300 for CHAS members, $350 for non-CHAS members, and $99 for K-12 science teachers who are members of the American Association of Chemistry Teachers. (Why might a teacher need safety training? Read this.) Click here for more information on the workshops and to...

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