From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] UC Systemwide Lab Safety Webinar Series - "Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions"
Date: October 6, 2012 10:47:00 AM EDT
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From: Erike Young
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 2:45 PM
Subject: UC Systemwide Lab Safety Webinar Series - "Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions: Safety Culture Task Force Report from the ACS Committee on Chemical"

Good Afternoon-

Please forward as appropriate. Please note that this webinar will be recorded and posted on the UC Lab Safety SharePoint site. Also, based upon the feedback from the last webinar, we are using a different hosting service that allows participants to listen through their computer speakers. For questions regarding the webinar, please contact Erike Young at eyoung**At_Symbol_Here**ucop.edu or 510-987-0170.

Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions: Safety Culture Task Force Report from the ACS Committee on Chemical
Join us for a Webinar on October 25


Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/873416642
Devastating incidents in academic laboratories and observations, by many, that university and college graduates do not have strong safety skills, have elevated concerns about the safety culture in academia. Calls for changes in the academic safety educational process and in the academic safety culture are becoming increasingly vocal both within and outside of the academic community.

In June 2011, the ACS Safety Culture Task Force (SCTF) began efforts to prepare publications that might assist academia in strengthening its safety culture. The SCTF report was published in August 2012, and provides guidance, suggestions, examples, and recommendations that can help strengthen the safety culture in undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral programs. Specifically, this report identifies the best elements and best practices of a good safety culture, identifies specific recommendations that could be used by universities and colleges to strengthen their safety culture; and identifies tools and resources that would be beneficial to these efforts. While the focus of this document is on departments offering chemistry, the safety culture of an institution should include all departments and organizations throughout the entire campus.

Robert H. Hill, Jr., Ph.D., Chair of the ACS Safety Culture Task Force and the Committee on Chemical Safety, will be our presenter. Dr. Hill is a Program Manager with Battelle Memorial Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this he worked for 34 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and retired from the U.S. Public Health Service after 30 years. Dr. Hill and Dr. David Finster (Wittenberg University) have recently written the first textbook on laboratory safety for undergraduates - Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students (John Wiley). He also developed new concepts in safety including The Safety Ethic, Chemical Safety Levels, and a new chemical hazard classification system.

Title:
Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions: Safety Culture Task Force Report from the ACS Committee on Chemical
Date:
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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