The Division of Chemical Health and Safety of the American Chemical Society will be hosting several workshops at the ACS national meeting next month in Atlanta. See http://membership.acs.org/c/chas/ workshops.htm for links to the registration page. - Ralph Chemical Health and Safety Divisional Workshops Below is the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health & Safety's standing workshop schedule. These workshops are offered on a regular basis at national and regional ACS meetings. Contact Russ Phifer
with any questions about the workshops. You are welcome to join the Division to obtain the Member's rate for any and all workshops. Non-member pricing includes one year's membership to the Division. The Laboratory Safety Workshop Friday, March 24 $325.00 non-members/ $275.00 CHAS members Dr. James Kaufman or Dr. W.H. (Jack) Breazeale 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. Laboratory Waste Management Friday, March 24 $375.00 non-members/ $325.00 CHAS members Mr. Russell Phifer 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. How To Be A More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer Saturday, March 25 $375.00 non-members/ $325.00 CHAS members Dr. James Kaufman, Mr. Russell Phifer, Dr. George H.Wahl, Jr. 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 http://www.nrcc6.org Laboratory Ventilation for the Research Professional Saturday, March 25 $375.00 non-members/ $325.00 CHAS members Presented by Jim Kapin, Advanced Chemical Safety 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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