Please consider attending a Division of Chemical Health & Safety workshop prior to the ACS National Meeting in Washington DC! ACS Meeting registration is NOT required to attend a workshop.... Here are complete descriptions of the workshops; registration information is provided below. One Day Lab Safety Seminar 8-26-05 Presenter: Jack Breazeale Location: Washington, DC Convention Center Rm. 203B An intensive one-day seminar covering the fundamentals of lab safety and effective lab safety programs. Covers scope of the problem, accidents, legal aspects, emergency planning, chemical handling, chemical storage, biological and animal hazards, eye and face protection, chemical disposal, electrical safety, and safety program planning. This seminar is intended for industrial, government, medical, and post secondary academic institutions. Laboratory Waste Management Workshop 8-26-05 Presenter: Mr. Russell Phifer Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Washington, DC Convention Center Rm. 203A This comprehensive one-day course will identify the various regulatory requirements that apply to laboratories that generate hazardous waste, and provide insight into the options for on-site management and off-site disposal. Focus will include discussion on waste management systems, recycling & reclamation techniques, economical handling of wastes, and liability issues. Learn all the tricks that disposers use to increase their profit and use them to increase your savings. Mr. Phifer has over 25 years experience in managing laboratory wastes for academic and industrial laboratories and is a member and past chair of the ACS Task Force on Environmental Health & Safety. Fume Hoods and Laboratory Ventilation for the Research Professional 8-27-05 Presenter: Jim Kapin, Advanced Chemical Safety Time: 8:30AM - 4:30PM Location: Washington DC Convention Center Room 203A 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. How To Be A More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer 8-27-05 Presenter: Dr. James Kaufman, Mr. Russell Phifer, Dr. George Wahl, Jr. Time: Room 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Location: Washington DC Convention Center Room 203B Take a close look at the Chemical Hygiene Officer position, and prepare at the same time for the NRCC -CHO Certification exam to be held the next day. [See http://www.nrcc6.org] 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 involve in safety to dealing with regulatory concerns. The course covers all of the content areas of the certification exam, 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. Sample workshop schedule. The cost for all workshops is $325 for DivCHAS members and $375 for non-members. You Can Register Online or if you prefer, By Fax, Phone, or Mail. To Register online: Go to http://www.labsafety.org/acsdch/enter.html and complete the form including either a purchase order, credit card number (MasterCard or VISA), or promise to bring the check to the workshop. Be sure to select either the Member or Non Member price, as appropriate. Please make checks payable to DCHAS. To Register by Fax: Send your name, company, address, phone number, fax number, email address, and purchase order, or credit card number to: 919-515-5486. Please note that due to new security policies from our credit card provider we now need the 3 digit security code as well as the card number. To Register by Phone: call 919-515-2941. Provide your name, company, address, phone number, fax number, email address, and purchase order, credit card number (with 3 digit security code), or check. To Register by mail: Send your name, company, address, phone number, fax number, email address, and purchase order, credit card number (with 3 digit security code), or check to: Dr. George Wahl DCHAS Workshop Registrar 2405 Wentworth Street Raleigh, NC 27612-4760 Day and messages -- (919) 515-2941 Fax number is (919) 515-5486 George_wahl**At_Symbol_Here**ncsu.edu Please Note: You do not need to register for the ACS National meeting to attend DCHAS workshop. Payment for DCHAS workshops is separate from the ACS meeting registration fee. For more information about DCHAS Workshops: George Wahl, Committee Chair, at (919) 515-2941 or George_wahl**At_Symbol_Here**ncsu.edu.
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