From: "Reinhardt, Peter" <peter.reinhardt**At_Symbol_Here**YALE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Regional Meetings - Comments wanted: 2013 Annual Report
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:26:01 +0000
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The DivCHAS symposium at the NERM meeting in New Haven last October not only had outstanding content (thanks to the speakers), but was one of the best attended sessions of the meeting. At one time we had a full house. I counted 80 in the audience. Ralph has some of the presentations posted on the DivCHAS site. Thanks for your support.

Pete Reinhardt, Yale

On Jan 31, 2014, at 8:03 AM, "Lassiter, Mark" <mlassiter**At_Symbol_Here**MONTREAT.EDU> wrote:

RE: DCHAS and Safety Programming at 2013 Regional ACS Meetings - Annual Report


Here is the compiled data that I have for our Regional Meeting Programming.
Would any of you provide additional comments or updates to my brief

I appreciate what you have shared with me about the regional meetings and your involvement in the meetings.

Here I am trying to compile what I have received about our programming at these meetings.

Let me know if you have any updates to the attached summary.



CHAS Regional Meeting Presentation Activities - 2013

Submitted by Mark Lassiter. Regional Meeting Coordinator


2013 ACS Regional Meetings


Region              Dates                        Location          General Chair/email

CERM  May 15 - 17       Mt. Pleasant, MI Phillip J. Squattrito    p.squattrito**At_Symbol_Here**

GLRM  June 5 - 8**       LaCrosse, WI      Jessica Brozek     Jessica.Brozek**At_Symbol_Here**

NORM  July 21 - 24       Corvallis, OR     Richard Nafshun  Richard.nafsun**At_Symbol_Here**

WRM    October 3 - 6**  Santa Clara, CA  Lee Latimer        lhlatimer**At_Symbol_Here**

Neal Byington    neal**At_Symbol_Here**

Natalie McClure  nmclure**At_Symbol_Here**

MWRM October 16-19**  Springfield, MO Nick Gerasimchuk            nngerasimachuk**At_Symbol_Here**

NERM  October 23-26**  New Haven, CT  Jeff Chin            Jrchin5**At_Symbol_Here**

Ken White         charles.ken.white**At_Symbol_Here**

SERMACS  Nov. 13 - 16 Atlanta, GA       Terry Say           terrysay**At_Symbol_Here**

SWRM  Nov. 17-20**     Waco, TX          Bob Kane           bob_kane**At_Symbol_Here**


**DCHAS/Safety Programming represented at 5 of the 8 2013 Regional Meetings


CERM            May 15 - 17, 2013     Mt. Pleasant, MI


GLRM            June 5 - 8, 2013         LaCrosse, WI

Essential Information and Training for the Chemical Hygiene Officer on Friday, June 7th at the Great Lakes Regional ACS meeting - Harry Elston


NORM           July 21 - 24, 2013     Corvallis, OR



WRM             Oct. 3 - 6, 2013          Santa Clara, CA


"Changes in Laboratory Safety Management: the revised Lab Standard and GHS" Thursday -half-day symposium-  - Debbie M. Decker, Russ Phifer, Neal Langerman

Thursday - afternoon - Half-day Laboratory Waste Management 2013 Workshop,  - Russ Phifer 

Friday - all day - How to be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer (CA version) - Russ Phifer

Saturday -NRCC - CHO Examination


MWRM          Oct. 16 - 19, 2013      Springfield, MO


"Essential Information and Training for the Chemical Hygiene Officer" at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting, on Friday, 18 October 2013.  All-day workshop - Harry Elston



NERM            Oct. 23 - 26, 2013      New Haven, CT


Pete Reinhardt, Yale EHS

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

Introduction, Peter Reinhardt, Yale University Environmental Health and Safety

"Planning for Health and Safety Matters in Renovations for Two Interdisciplinary Research Institutes at Yale University West Campus," Incarvito, Christopher, Yale University

 "Results from a nitration explosion investigation lead to improvements in monitoring, processing, and safety," Christopher Zusi, Medicinal Chemistry Department, Bristol Myers Squibb, Wallingford CT.

 "Focused Enhancement of Chemical Spill Response Process in Research Laboratories," Nicholas Kielbania, Miriam Weil, Chad Pires, Children's Hospital in Boston

 "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

 "Safety Culture in the Chemistry Department: The Big Bang Theory of Safety," Kim Gates, Stony Brook University Environmental Health and Safety

 "Laboratory Ventilation Rate Determination using Control Banding," Ellen Sweet, Ralph Stuart, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Cornell University

 "Evaluating and managing laboratory ventilation performance," Ralph Stuart, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Cornell University

 "Implementing a Campus-Wide Chemical Inventory System," Cathleen King, Yale University Environmental Health and Safety

 "RFID tracking of chemicals, safety equipment, and other EHS-related items," Erik Talley, Anne-Marie Bakker, Environmental Health and Safety, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University



SERMACS    Nov. 13 - 16, 2013     Atlanta, GA


SWRM           Nov. 17 - 20, 2013     Waco, TX

"Essential Information and Training for the Chemical Hygiene Officer" at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting, on Friday, Nov. 16th  All-day workshop - Harry Elston


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