From: NEAL LANGERMAN <neal**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] My efforts in NC
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:59:24 -0800
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This is a healthy discussion and I hope that the bottom line is that ACS working with others – NTSA? – develop a method to try to reduce this mayhem.  Cost to the individual is not an issue.


I urge all of you with experience in science education to work to achieve this objective.

I am sure that a Task Force can be assembled under either CCS or CHAS to direct this.


Thank you all for continuing this discussion and I look forward to the progress





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Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 10:31 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] My efforts in NC


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Re; My efforts in NC


I  am a former high school chemistry teacher. Upon retirement, I retrained in safety and now I specialize in providing safety seminars for K-12 schools. In the summer, I have a 3 1/2 day science safety seminar that is for training chemical hygiene officers for K-12 schools.


Sunday, I was preparing my presentation for a private school very near Beacon School; I ran across a slide that had the date of the Calais Weber incident along with the formula for methanol on a white board. I talked to a news reporter from Ohio the day after the incident for about an hr. Yes, I have talked about this incident in every seminar I have given since it happened.


Today, I have reached out to the NC Dept of Instruction-Science Section, NCSTA, and other science education leaders to try to set up statewide safety sessions as a result of this reoccurring incident. This would be cost free to teachers and perhaps as many as 6 regional presentations to get more teachers to come. We will see what happens. Additionally, I will be emailing all school superintendents, every LEA contact, every attendee that I have taught in my Summer Science Safety Seminars since 2004 informing them of this latest among many methanol incidents.



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