From: "Smith, George S." <george.smith**At_Symbol_Here**THERMOFISHER.COM>
Subject: Re: FW: [DCHAS-L] Text Suggestion?
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:43:41 -0400
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Remember, each agency has its own definition of hazardous. For example, OSHA says Hazardous Materials, IATA says Hazardous Materials, and/or Dangerous Goods, DOT says Hazardous Materials, EPA says Hazardous Substances, or Extremely Hazardous Substances. It is important to know which agency takes precedence for nomenclature only. They are all the same, just different words from different agencies. Consider Corrosives. In brief, OSHA says corrosives "�cause tissue destruction..", DOT says �"can corrode steel at�", EPA says "�has a pH <2 or >12.5. So while enjoying my salad with vinegar dressing I didn't experience any tissue destruction, can't corrode steel, but darn it, with a pH of 1 it meets the EPA definition of corrosive. Be careful that you know which agency is regulating the chemical, and sometimes more than one agency at a time.


George S. Smith III

Corporate EH&S Manager

Thermo Fisher Scientific

6722 Bickmore Ave.

Chino, CA 91708

909-393-6097 (O)

484-951-9832 (M)


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Lewin
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:22 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] FW: Text Suggestion?


FWIW, OSHA 29CFR 1910 Subpart H is titled "Hazardous Materials"


Jeff Lewin

Biolical Sciences

Michigan Tech University




On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 9:35 AM, Frank Coppo <Frank.T.Coppo**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

Dear Colleagues -


I believe the term �Hazardous Chemical' has RCRA ramifications as well, whereas �Hazardous Material' does not.

May not be applicable to your situation, but the terminology is often a regulatory concern ;)


Best regards,




From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Rita Kay Calhoun
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:27 PM

Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] FW: Text Suggestion?



                I have no idea why they do, but as a chemist when someone says "hazardous chemical", I assume they mean a pure chemical.  Hazardous material equally refers to pure chemicals and mixtures.  Also, so many equate chemical with hazardous chemical, I personally like the use of material. 




From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of NEAL LANGERMAN
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] FW: Text Suggestion?


Out of curiosity, why in a chemistry department do you use "hazardous materials"????  Why not "hazardous chemicals"?




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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Murphy, Dr. Ruth Ann
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:47 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] FW: Text Suggestion?


Good Afternoon,


What text(s) would you suggest for the following course?  Any ideas would be appreciated.


CHEM 4310 Handling Hazardous Materials:  "A study of the principles and methods of handling hazardous materials in the workplace.  Coverage includes the nature and scope of hazards in the workplace and an overview of regulations of hazardous materials and worker safety, occupational diseases, fundamentals of industrial hygiene, basic concepts of toxicology, and an introduction to risk assessment.  Prerequisite:  Approval of department chairperson."


Thank you very much.



Ruth Ann


Ruth Ann Murphy, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology

Chairperson, Health Professions Advisory Committee

Amy LeVesconte Professorship of Chemistry

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