I am pleased to announce that Curriculum Council, Faculty Senate and the Administration of WV Wesleyan College have approved the first BS-CHO program. This program is a Chemical Hygiene Officer Bachelor of Science Major specifically designed to educate students in the profession of the Chemical Hygiene Officer. Coursework includes standard BS-Chemistry courses plus Experiential Learning (internship) courses, Survey of IH/HAZWOP, Toxicology, Environmental Law & Politics and in the final semester senior year CHO: Preparation for the Profession.
A few "thank-you's" are in order, for without the advice and consultations from the following, I don't think I could have pulled this together:
Russ Phifer (NRCC, WCEnvironmental)=96 fundamental in helping me organize thoughts & ideas, pointing me towards resources and working out the curriculum
Barbara Foster (WVU-Director Lab Safety) =96 for her staunch support, letting me pick her brain, bounce ideas off her and work out course specifics
Wayne Appleton (DuPont, Acacia) =96 for his 25 years of experience as a HazMat Tech & Emergency Responder and sharing his considerable knowledge
Jim Kaufman & LSI =96 for inspiring me 15 years ago in this field
Neal Langerman (ACSafety) =96 for pointing me in the direction of excellent text books
And of course… DCHAS-List =96 believe me when I say I have learned quite a bit from this list!
If you would like more information, please contact Mel Charlton-Smith:
Chemical Hygiene Officer, Chemistry Lab Coordinator &
Lecturer CHS 319
West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Ave
Buckhannon, WV 26201
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