Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:45:14 -0500
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From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety"

Subject: Denver Field Chemistry Safety papers?

I've agreed to help organize a symposium for the Denver ACS meeting on 
the topic of Chemical Safety in the Field. The idea is to consider 
chemical safety concerns that arise outside the laboratory setting. 
These cover a wide variety of potential concerns, including use of 
chemicals, transportation of chemicals, management of chemical waste, 
and emergency response involving chemicals, as well as traditional field 
safety issues.

At the point, we're looking for ideas, abstracts and speakers on the 
topic. If you have any interest in participating in this symposium, 
please let me know. The submission window is already open for Denver 
meeting (August 28-September 1, 2011) and will be closing in mid-March, 
so if you have an idea for abstract, act today!

FYI, I've appended below a list of the topic areas currently in the 
system for Denver submissions.

Let me know if you have any questions about this.

- Ralph

CHAS: Division of Chemical Health and Safety Division of Chemical Health 
and Safety Awards (Oral): Join the Division as we recognize outstanding 
organizations and individuals in the chemical health and safety 
enterprise.  The Division is pleased to acknowledge the National 
Institute of Occupational Safety and Health for their generous 
sponsorship of the College and University Health and Safety award.

Field operations - how not to hurt yourself with chemicals in the field 
(Oral): This symposium will include presentations on ways to implement 
and administer safe field operations that include chemical use.

Health effects of nanotechnology (Oral): This symposium will present the 
latest information and guidance on the health effects of engineered 
nanomaterials.  Monitoring methods will be discussed and guidance on 
exposure limits will be presented.

Improving safety culture - you, too, can effect change (Oral):  This 
symposium will include presentations on how safety culture can be 
positively affected by an organizational commitment to change.  This 
symposium will also include a panel discussion with colleagues 
experienced in effecting change in the safety culture at large 

Ralph Stuart
Division of Chemical Health and Safety
American Chemical Society

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