Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 17:45:31 EDT
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Subject: Re: Realm of Duties of University CHO

College and University CHO are responsible for any area on campus tha t (1) meets the Lab Standard's definitions of laboratory use and laboratory scale (and this certainly can include both art and technology areas) and (2) any duty assigned (willingly or unwillingly) by the employer and accep ted by the CHO. 
Many institution do ask the CHO to help manage their compliance with the OSHA hazard communication standard.  Although it is not part of the Lab Standard, it is suddenly part of your job.
LSI did a survey of over 100 CHOs and ask what were their duties as defined in their job description.  We rank ordered the replies and came up wi th a "David Letterman" top 52 list.  Participants in the RJG (Russ, Jim an d George) course "How to Become a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer" receive a copy of the survey results in their course notebook.
The course will be offered (as usual) before the ACS Denver and  the NAOSMM Minneapolis national meetings, and monthly in Natick at our tr ain center. 
James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.
Chair, ICASE Committee on Safety in Science Education
International Council for Associations of Science


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