From: Karen Salazar <kls_1**At_Symbol_Here**COX.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Outline for chem. eng. unit operations laboratory manual
Date: May 23, 2013 8:53:01 AM EDT
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I am the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for the SLA (Special Libraries Association).  Most librarians are usually active in the CINF division, but I think there is an opportunity to promote outreach to other divisions in the ACS.  This became evident when Val Tucci began searching for online safety videos, but found that there was not a common repository for them.  As a result, Dana Roth, the science librarian at Caltech, is putting a LibGuide together for her library that will include links to the videos.  I was hoping to post the link here and ask for feedback, but it looks like there is also a need for different types of safety information as well.  Would the CH&S division be interested in working with the SLA to develop a single LibGuide for this purpose?  Your expertise is in safety; Our expertise is in organizing information.  I think this could be a very fruitful collaboration.  Please let me know your thoughts.

Karen Salazar

On May 18, 2013, at 8:39 AM, Ralph B. Stuart wrote:

> Anyone out there have any good ideas on an outline structure?
We've begun to think about this as well. With google available to search the entire web as well as the manual for relevant information, we have hopes of slimming down our lab safety manual to have information specific to Cornell and relying on references such as Prudent Practices and SACL providing reference information. For this reason, we're thinking in terms of a list of FAQ's on the topics we cover, with short intros and possibility video clips in the various sections we decide we need. The challenge is reframing the information from the traditional safety professional approach of describing controls to a more lab-centric approach of recognizing hazards and managing them systemically.
It's good to hear that others are taking on this question.
- Ralph
Ralph Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Cornell University

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