Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 15:54:08 -0700
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From: Lee Latimer <lhlatimer**At_Symbol_Here**MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Re: Recent Accidents in College Level and beyond Chemistry Lab
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Council is the representative governing body of the ACS (similar to Congre ss but with one house) where every local section has representatives based o n number of members in the local section (all ACS members are members of a l ocal section), and each division has representatives also based on size.  The reps are called Councilors and are elected by the groups they represe nt.  In addition, there is a Board of Directors, the members of which a re elected from one of six districts, from Council (6 members also called me mbers-at-large), the three members of the Presidential succession (past, cur rent and future) and the Executive Director as ex-officio (total of 16).  The President presides over Council which meets on Wednesday mornings at each national meeting beginning at 8 (see program).  In addition there are 34 (?) committees made up of Councilors and non-councilors, and board me mbers covering a wide ranges of topics and needs.

Hope this is short summary of governance makes sense.  There is way mo re at!


On 8/4/11 9:20 AM, "Bradley, Shelly" <Bradley**At_Symbol_Here**HENDRIX.EDU> wrote:

< SPAN STYLE='font-size:11pt'>Please excuse my lack of k nowledge, but what do you mean by “Council”
Shelly Bradley
Instrumentation Specialist
Laboratory Development Assistant
Campus Chemical Compliance Director
Chemistry Department
Hendrix College
Conway, AR 72032
(501) 450-3812

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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Recent Accidents in College Level and beyond Chemistry Lab

It is worth noting that this topic is the subject of the spe cial discussion period at Council in Denver.  The discussion is open fo r any to attend though only Councilors can participate.   

Since many academics are Councilors, there should be some good contribution s, though I expect the discussion to highlight the large difference in appro aches by academic and industrial scientists attention/concern/training on sa fety and an instinctive safety culture before even crossing the lab threshol d.


On 8/4/11 6:08 AM, "Mary Ellen A Scott" <mas35**At_Symbol_Here**CASE.EDU> wrote:
For now, thank you Jay, Ralph, Lindsay and Jeff for all the incidents.  I will do my best to compile the Chem lab specific accidents for the group and our presentation.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 8:36 AM, Larson, Jay <Jay.Larson**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
Here’s a list of fatalities:
Jay Larson, CIH
Safety and Occupational Health Manager
Department of Energy
Office of Science
SC-31/GTN Building
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585-1290
W: 301-903-9869 <tel:301-903-9869>

From: DCHAS-L Dis cussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm. edu] On Behalf Of Lindsey Kayman
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 8:21 PM
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Recent Accidents in College Level and beyond Chemistry Lab


Mary Ellen,


Check out the incidents on this page: rgroups/labHandScommittee/Pages/LaboratorySafetyIncidents.aspx




Lindsey Kayman, CIH, LEED AP (O+M)

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 7:23 PM, Mary Ellen A Scott <mas35**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
Our department chair would like a survey of the most recent  (past 5 y rs) accidents in a college chemistry laboratory as part of a  presentat ion to the incoming chemistry graduate students.  Our students will bot h assist in teaching  the undergraduate labs and begin their  rese arch.   I am aware of the tragic event regarding Sheri Sangi but n ot other accidents specific to a  Chemistry lab.  If you would are willing to share any that you know, I will compile the information and make it available to the DCHAS-L.
Thank you,
Mary Ellen

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