Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 02:36:30 -0400
Reply-To: Mary Ann Solstad <MSolstad**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Mary Ann Solstad <MSolstad**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET>
Subject: Re: ACS Lab Safety "Short Course"
Comments: To: Jim Kapin
In-Reply-To: <01c601c67fb4$1512eb00$6701a8c0**At_Symbol_Here**JimsLaptop>

Dear Jim,
         Reviewing some of last month's e-mails and again notice we're 
still butting
heads with hdqtrs.  I was off list for awhile,  (hard drive physically 
cracked in half:
it had everything from when I started using computers as more than a toy!)
but now I'm lurking to see what my old colleagues are up to.  Congrats on 
being Chair)

         If you need a letter of support when you meet with Continuing Ed., 
to send one along.  Good luck on your Quixotic quest for perhaps 
rather than overlapping courses.  (Of course, ours are taught by those whose
strong background and reason for being is safety).

Mary Ann Solstad

(Retired & busy.  Foot still a problem from that New Orleans
  meeting, when the little old sight seeing lady ran over it.)
         *       *       *       *       *

At 12:31 AM 5/25/2006, Jim Kapin wrote:
>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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