Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 10:39:45 -0500
Reply-To: Barbara Foster <bfoster**At_Symbol_Here**WVU.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Barbara Foster <bfoster**At_Symbol_Here**WVU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Safety course material
Comments: To: jcrocket**At_Symbol_Here**BRIDGEWATER.EDU

I am a contributing author to the Online Chemistry Course (OLCC),
"Chemical Safety: Protecting Ourselves and Our Environment",
scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2004. The ACS Division of Chemical
Health and Safety (CHAS) and ACS Division of Chemical Education (CHED)
are sponsoring an online 3 credit intercollegiate course for students
who have taken General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. The course will
be offered during the Fall 2004 semester (or term). No fee is assessed
by the sponsors. The course will be offered at each of the participating
schools with local classes and online activities.  Instructors at each
of the participating schools will be actively involved as will their
students. Assignments, examinations, and grading will be handled by each
participating school.  Additional informaton on this course, the
presenters, and the course syllabus is available at (ACCESSED MARCH 2004) Feel
free to contact me if you should have any questions. Best
regardsBarbaraBarbara L. Foster, NRCC-CHO
Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer
Eberly College Safety Program Coordinator
Member, ACS Committee on Chemical Safety
West Virginia University
C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry
Room 217 Clark Hall, Prospect Street
PO Box 6045
Morgantown, WV 26506-6045
Phone (304) 293-2729
FAX   (304) 293-4904

>>> Joe Crockett  3/16/2004 8:00:20 AM >>>

I am in the process of setting up a specific safety course that will
required of all of our chemistry lab students. We have a set of
in place, and go over them with the students, but have not formalized
training into a course with credit.

Some specifics that I'm considering are

-being able to get data from an MSDS
-safety exits
-chemical handling
-reading our hazard system (we use a system built on the NFPA diamond
works for our freshmen and sophomores)
-lab protection - goggles. clothing, etc
-lab behavior

What other topics should/could be covered? Our system of chemical
is basic, but I think it works. If someone needs a system or would like
pick mine apart - let me know and I'll send you the information.

Joe Crockett

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called
research, would it?" - Albert Einstein

Joseph M Crockett
Professor of Chemistry
Bridgewater College of Virginia
Bridgewater, VA 22812

McKinney Center for Science and Mathematics - Office 307


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