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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Regional DivCHAS programming -- New Haven 10/24
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2013 15:30:06 +0000
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For those of you in the northeast, please consider traveling to New Haven on October 24th for the ACS Northeast Regional Meeting. I’ve organized a full day symposium on “Safety in the Chemical Laboratory.” See the tentative agenda below for details. The program is sure to be very interesting and informative.


For more about NERM:


To register for the meeting:


Please come! If you haven’t tried New Haven pizza, chemistry and safety, you’re in for a treat!




Peter A. Reinhardt

Director, Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Yale University

135 College St., Suite 100

New Haven, CT   06510-2411

(203) 737-2123



Safety in the Chemical Laboratory

American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting

Co-sponsored by the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety

Peter A. Reinhardt, Organizer

Omni Hotel, 155 Temple Street, New Haven, Connecticut

Thursday, 24 October 2013

This is a tentative agenda! Presenters will discuss how to assess laboratory risks, how to learn lessons from accidents, and how to safely handle highly reactive chemicals in the laboratory, Attendees will learn how laboratories can enhance their safety culture. Presentations will cover control banding and the implementation of a chemical inventory systems, as well as and other advanced topics pertinent to laboratory safety.


Introduction, Peter A. Reinhardt, Yale University Environmental Health and Safety


“Results from a nitration explosion investigation lead to improvements in monitoring, processing, and safety,” Chris Zusi, Medicinal Chemistry Department, BMS, Wallingford CT.


“Focused Enhancement of Chemical Spill Response Process in Research Laboratories,” Miriam W. Weil , Children's Hospital in Boston


“Reflections after a decade: Response to an OSHA citation following an explosion in a medicinal chemistry lab,” Bill Galdenzi, Manager of Laboratory Safety and Health, Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals




“What Laboratory Workers Need to Know About Explosive Chemicals,” Jimmie C. Oxley, Professor of Chemistry, Director of DHS Center of Excellence Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response, University of Rhode Island


“Implementing a Chemical Inventory System with the Right Mix of Controls and Benefits,” Cathy King, Chemical Hygiene Officer, Yale University Environmental Health and Safety


"RFID tracking of chemicals, safety equipment, and a whole lot more!," Erik A. Talley, Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University




“Planning for EHS Issues in a New Energy Sciences Institute,” Incarvito, Christopher, Yale University


“MIT's Pilot Project to Perform Laboratory Hazard Assessments,” Michael Labosky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


“Assessing Risks of Laboratory Experiments and Operations,” Stefan Wawzyniecki Jr., University of Connecticut




“Laboratory Ventilation Rate Determination using Control Banding,” Ellen Sweet, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Cornell University


“Evaluating and managing laboratory ventilation performance,” Ralph Stuart, Chemical Hygiene Officer, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Cornell University


“Steps to Improve Safety Culture Initiated by Chemistry Department Faculty and Students,” Kim Gates, Stony Brook University Environmental Health and Safety



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