Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 18:26:38 -0400
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From: List Moderator <ecgrants**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: CHEMICAL REACTIVITY HAZARDS
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The Reactives Management workshop was very well received in Boston.   
I am now looking for up to 8 locations to present it at in the next  
12 months.  It will be presented in New Orleans in April and  
Philadelphia in August.  If you are interested in hosting it, please  
contact me.  Arrangements are simple.  The cost is $50 per person  
with 25 minimum and 30 maximum per day.  The presentation must be  
open to participants who are not directly affiliated with your  
facility (ie  open to the community).  You will need to provide the  
location and A/V equipment.  I will provide everything else.

Here is the current Agenda:

CHEMICAL REACTIVITY HAZARDS
Laboratory Scale
Recognition & Control

AGENDA

PURPOSE: Chemical reactivity hazards contribute to a significant  
number of incidents in laboratories and pilot plants.  This workshop  
will provide participants with the knowledge and skill to screen  
processes for potential hazards, recognize when reactive hazards are  
present, and implement appropriate controls to reduce the risk of an  
incident associated with the hazards.  Workshop attendees will review  
case studies of actual incidents and do screening examples in order  
to understand the screening and recognition process.  Group  
discussions of control methods will allow participants to share their  
experiences and to evaluate methods for controlling reactivity  
risks.  Some knowledge of basic chemistry will be beneficial.

INTRODUCTION
                 Instructor(s)
                                 Workshop Purpose & Schedule
                                 Handout Materials
                 Participants
                 OSHA Alliance

CHEMICAL REACTIVITY HAZARD
                 Nature of the problem
                 Definitions
                 Energetics and Kinetics

REACTIVITY SCREENING
                 Screening Flowsheet
                 Sources of Information
                 Screening Example: Organic Synthesis

Break

                 Screening Example: Reflux - Distillation
                 Screening Example: Incompatible Mixture
                                 Additional Sources of Information
                                 Differential Scanning Calorimtery   
Thermogravitmetric Analysis
                                 Oxygen Balance
                 Screening Example: Lab Waste
                                 Use of NOAA Compatibility Worksheet

REACTIVITY CONTROLS
                 Engineering
                                 Ventilation
                                 Cooling
                                 Construction
                 Administrative
                                 Process Scale
                                 Separation
                                 Design & Review
                 Application of Control Principles to Examples
                                 Screening Example: Organic synthesis
Screening Example: Reflux/Distillation
                                 Screening Example: Incompatibility

REACTIVITY MANAGEMENT
                 Reactivity Management System
                 Key elements
                 Reactivity Management Flowsheet
                 Participant Discussion of Management Systems

SUMMARY
                 Review of Workshop Key Points
                                 Screening
                                 Recognition
                                 Control
                                 Management
                 Participant Discussion of How to Proceed
                 Participant Evaluation of Workshop

If interested, please contact me.

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