From: Laura Damon <ldamon**At_Symbol_Here**FVCC.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] CHO hiring algorithm?
Date: November 12, 2012 2:50:50 PM EST
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Hi Ralph,

My title is "Coordinator of Instructional Safety and Chemical Hygiene" at Flathead Valley Community College. We have about 4,000 students with a FTE of around 2,500. I am employed full-time year round and am responsible for all of our chemical inventories, training and hazardous waste disposal. Along with our science department I also oversee the art department, occupational trades and allied health. I also manage and maintain the chemistry department labs consisting of 16 labs plus research. And, of course, do "other duties as assigned"!

Hope this helps...

Laura Damon

-----Original Message-----
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 9:50 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] CHO hiring algorithm?

A colleague writes:
I've been asked by a college system comprised of 13 institutions if they should hire a full- or part-time chemical hygiene officer. Do you know what parameter(s) per CHO hour may be the best way to think about it (student enrollment, number of science faculty, chemical inventory, current state of the program, etc.)?
I agreed to send the question to the DCHAS-L for input from people who may have faced this question in their setting.

Any responses would be appreciated.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart
Division of Chemical Health and Safety
American Chemical Society

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