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Subject: Chemical Safety Workshops, March 2005, San Diego, California
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229th ACS National Meeting  March 13-17, 2005  San Diego, California, USA

CHAS, The Laboratory Safety Workshop.
Friday, March 11, 8:00AM to 5:00PM, San Diego
Convention Center. This classic presentation on
laboratory safety by the Laboratory Safety
Institute (LSI) has been attended by thousands of
safety professions. With experience in both
industrial and academic laboratories, Jim and
Jack give a "real world" approach to safety
issues in the laboratory. Their stories are both
interesting and pertinent. Interactive
demonstrations help you deal with everything from
creative wiring in the lab to administrators
without a vision of what it means to have safe
workplace. Highly entertaining, and an excellent
forum to speak openly about safety problems in
your workplace.

CHAS, Laboratory Waste Management.
Friday, March 11, 8:00AM to 5:00PM, San Diego
Convention Center. This comprehensive one-day
course will identify the various regulatory
requirements that apply to laboratories that
generate hazardous waste, as well as provide
insight into the options for on-site management
and off-site disposal. Focus will include
discussion on recycling/reclamation techniques,
economical handling of wastes, and liability
issues. Mr. Phifer has over 25 years experience
in managing laboratory wastes for academic and
industrial laboratories and is a member and
former chair of the ACS Task Force on
Environmental Health & Safety.

CHAS, How to be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer.
Saturday, March 12, 8:00AM to 5:00PM, San Diego
Convention Center. Take a close look at the
Chemical Hygiene Officer position, and prepare at
the same time for the "CHO" Certification exam to
be held the next day. Kaufman, Phifer and Wahl
give a different slant to safety issues in the
laboratory, focusing on what you do and how you
can do it better. The presenters bring a wide
variety of experience to the table, but the real
stars of the workshop are you - past attendees
note the interactive approach focusing on their
problems, from getting administrators involved in
safety to dealing with regulatory concerns. The
course covers all of the content areas of the
certification exam (presented on Sunday through
NRCC), including a sample test in the same format
as the real one. Whether you are a new Chemical
Hygiene Officer or an "old" one, you will find
something to put to real use in this fast-paced
presentation. You can request an application
packet for the Chemical Hygiene Officer
certification examination by National Registry of
Certified Chemists online at

CHAS, My Fume Hood Sucks! Laboratory Ventilation for the Research Professional.
Saturday, March 12, 8:00AM to 5:00PM, San Diego
Convention Center. Effective Laboratory
ventilation is crucial for the control of
inhalation exposures to hazardous chemicals in a
research setting. However, ventilation is only
effective when designed and used appropriately.
The purpose of this workshop is to provide the
laboratory professional with sufficient
information to evaluate their current system and
use it effectively. This presentation is
developed specifically for researchers and
laboratory professionals. It will be valuable to
anyone who wishes to maximize the effectiveness
of their current system or participate in the
design, construction or renovation of new systems.

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