March 25, 2011 -- A new report from the National Research Council offers a reference guide for the safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals in the laboratory. An update to the 1995 edition, new topics include emergency planning, laboratory security, green chemistry, compatible chemical storage, and the handling of nanomaterials, as well as an expanded discussion of environmental health and safety systems. Additionally, if there are members of your list who are educators, we do offer examination copies. The new National Research Council report Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards, Updated Version released last week. This book is available to read at no charge at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12654. As a special offer to CHAS members, National Academies Press, the publisher for the NRC, is offering a 25% discount off the list price for print or electronic versions of this book. Please enter promotional code FCHAS in the NAP shopping cart to take advantage of the discount. NAP also offers examination copies of titles for professors considering a title for course adoption. To request an examination copy, please visit this link: https://cart.nap.edu/cart/exam_copy.html.
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