Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 21:31:24 -0700
Reply-To: Jim Kapin <jkapin**At_Symbol_Here**COX.NET>
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From: Jim Kapin <jkapin**At_Symbol_Here**COX.NET>
Subject: ACS Lab Safety "Short Course"
In-Reply-To: <79ACF88C02E12F419FE8ECA36001D8FA6EF454**At_Symbol_Here**>
Hi All,

Thank you all for your input - I received many very helpful responses.  

To summarize, most respondents felt as I do that it is not appropriate for
the Office of Continuing Education to offer a workshop that is essentially
identical to what we offer that does not acknowledge or recognize the fact
that the ACS has an entire Technical Division (and Joint Board-Council
Committee, for that matter) dedicated to the subject.

To be clear, no one has suggested that CHAS has or should have a monopoly on
the subject of lab safety or teaching lab safety.  Rather the issue is that
CHAS and Continuing Education appear to be working at cross-purposes, rather
than together, to promote laboratory safety.

In order to move forward with this, I have invited the Office of Continuing
Education to attend our next executive committee meeting so we can discuss
the situation and find a way for all of us to work together and provide
better services for CHAS members as well as the ACS as a whole.  I invite
all CHAS members to attend also.  After the meeting, I will inform the list
about any decisions or plans.

Please let me know if anyone has any additional thoughts, suggestions,
input, etc. - Jim

James Kapin, MPH, CIH
(CHAS Chair, 2006)
Advanced Chemical Safety
858-874-5577, cell 610-990-5955

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