Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 09:49:51 -0500
Reply-To: Donald Rosenthal <rosen**At_Symbol_Here**CLARKSON.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Donald Rosenthal <rosen**At_Symbol_Here**CLARKSON.EDU>
Subject: Re: Toxicologist and Course on Chemical Safety
The Intercollegiate Course - "Chemical Safety:
Protecting Ourselves and the Environment"
evolved as a result of an online CONFCHEM conference organized
by George Wahl, Jr.:
"Teaching Safety in High Schools, Colleges, and Universities"

In some of the online discussion (on and after November 19)
the possibility of offering a Chemical Safety course was
discussed and the course as presently described on the
course website was developed.
(see  and

One of the reasons for offering the course is that many
employers (in industry and government) have found college
and university chemistry students not adequately prepared
to cope with and understand safety issues.  The proposed
course has been designed to help better prepare undergraduate
students in diverse areas of chemical safety.  One course can
not hope to cover every aspect of safety.  The "Course Contents"
section of the course website provides an outline of some of
the topics which will be covered.

If toxicologists wish to be involved in offering the course
to undergraduates at their colleges and universities, we
welcome their participation.

I am not certain I understand the comments of John Keller
and Doug Walters.  Are you saying the course would be
better if there were a toxocologist involved?
Why is this necessarily so?

Would the course be better if there were a physician, fireman,
university safety officer, or rescue squad person involved?

There is a classroom as well as an online component to this
course and individual instructors could invite guest lecturers.

We welcome receiving SPECIFIC comments and suggestions about
the course.

Donald Rosenthal
Department of Chemistry
Clarkson University
Potsdam NY 13699-5810


> Subject: RE: Toxocology and Course on Chemical Safety
> Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 16:04:47 -0500
> From: "Doug Walters" 
> To: "Donald Rosenthal" ,
> CC: 

> I think John Keller makes a very good point, which should
> be considered in the future if it is too late now.
> Doug Walters


>> Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Intercollegiate Course on Chemical Safety
>> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 18:16:00 -0500
>> From: "toxicol" 
>> To: "Donald Rosenthal" 

>> Who are the toxicologists involved in the teaching?

>> John Keller


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