From: Harry Elston <helston**At_Symbol_Here**MIDWESTCHEMSAFETY.COM>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] ADV: It's ON! Chemcial Safety Training at ACS Southwest Regional Meeting
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:30:48 -0500
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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

Laboratory Emergencies

Preparing for Emergencies – the 1st and 2nd Rules of Emergency Response

Spill and Spill Response

GHS Primer

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: (and follow the links) or

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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