Good afternoon everyone and please pardon the cross posting;
The Chemical Safety workshop for the Southwest Regional ACS Meeting is ON! We have met the minimum number of registrants and we’re moving forward with the program. If you were waiting to register wait no longer!
The workshop will present a detailed, risk-based approach to the CHO position for both the industrial and academic environments. The course will cover the relevant regulatory requirements as well as best management practices and Chemical Hygiene Plan and Standard Operating Procedure development. Other topics that will be discussed are: Resource Materials, fundamental risk and exposure assessments and basic emergency response. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and answers and follow up by e-mail Here’s the (rough) syllabus:
Introduction: What is a CHO…really?
Regulatory responsibilities and collateral duties
Resources for the CHO
Developing your Chemical Hygiene Plan: Making the Required Sections Workable
Standard Operating Procedures
Laboratory Hazards and Control: Hazard Identification and Risk Management
Exposure and Overexposure in normal operations
The LabRAT (Risk Assessment Tool)
Risk management and exposure control
Preparing for Emergencies – the 1st and 2nd Rules of Emergency Response
Spill and Spill Response
Q&A – Ask Dr. Safety
The workshop will take place on the Baylor Campus – Saturday, November 16th, 8:30 to 4:30. Lunch on your own. ACS Member cost is $325, Non-ACS Member $350.
Registration at: http://swrm.org/registration/ (and follow the links) or https://www.xpressreg.net/eReg/RegDemoE-Reg.asp?rc=&aban=&p1=
Note –Course selection comes on the second page (“Package Selection”) of the registration process
Contact me off list if you have any questions. Thanks!
Harry J. Elston, Ph.D., CIH
Midwest Chemical Safety LLC
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