Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 08:29:05 -0400
Reply-To: List Moderator <esf**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
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From: List Moderator <esf**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: DCHAS-L Survey results

Here is the statistical breakdown of the DCHAS-L survey results,  
along with a short demographic analysis of the list membership.  
Thanks to everyone who participated.

- Ralph

Total responses = 75
Total DCHAS-L readership = 1166 individual, 26 digest, 258 nomail
Total DCHAS membership = 1450

Overall list rating 3.99 out of 5

Traffic level
	About right 	64
	Too little 	11

Topic areas
	Lab safety	44 yes, 1 no
	Pilot plant	15 yes, 4 no
	Industrial	21 yes, 3 no
	Other safety	7 yes, 1 no
	Job postings	13 yes, 4 no
	CHAS News	21 yes
	ACS news	5 yes, 8 no
	Membership news	6 yes 5 no
	Other topics	2 yes

Open membership
	Yes	35
	No answer	12
	No	28
Many "yes's" suggested that membership be opened only to other  
organizations, particularly AIHA. Many people were concerned about an  
increase in the "noise" leve of the list. I intend to control this  
through the moderation process.

* I think a list of members (with areas of specialty) would be  
valuable for those agreeable.
* Lab safety often has very inexperienced folks writing and  
responding to messages, with predictable outcomes. CHAS-L should  
strive to elevate the level of thinking and quality of discussions.
* More information on hygiene qualifications, on-line educational  
opportunities etc
* One of the latest emails (a short tutorial) on the international  
standards for MSDSs was of great interest to me.  Occasionally, such  
a tutorial on issues of common interest would be a good idea.  ACS  
news should be limited to that which directly concerns the Division.
* I am retired now, but have been able to share information with  
others. Always with the statement - see this is what ACS Division  
membership can do for you.
* It is interesting to see what problems other CHOs etc. have to deal  
* Informative subject lines are helpful - lets one know if the e-mail  
is something to be read immediately or later if time permits.
* I find the information very useful.  The experience of the members  
along with practical application is very valuable.
* Don't want the traffic to get to busy or I'll have to unsubscribe.
* Question:  What is the Chemical Safety Committee within ACS?  It  
seems to duplicate the mission of Div. of CHAS.
* As a fairly new person in the safety field, I appreciate the  
ability to have easy access to a group of people with a broader range  
of knowledge and experience, so I for one thank you for the time and  
effort to keep such a list up and running.

Domain distribution
.edu = 385 (25%)
.org = 57 (4%)
.com = 927 (65%)
.gov = 52 (4%)
.mil = 13
.net = 161

*  Canada                            32 (2%)
*  United Kingdom                    12
*  Italy                              5
*  Japan                              5
*  Mexico                             5
*  Saudi Arabia                       5
*  United States                  1,338 (92%)
* Others (38)
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Cocos (Keeling)  
Islands, 1 Costa Rica,  Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece,  
Hong Kong, India,  Israel, Kenya, Malaysia,,Oman, Peru,  Portugal,  
Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey,

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