From: David C. Finster <dfinster**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: FW: [DCHAS-L] Text Suggestion?
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:30:54 +0000
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Kevin is mostly correct! Except, I'm not a fire chief; just a former captain-now-safety officer.

Our book might work but is not perfectly aligned with the topics in the course; Ruth mentioned in a subsequent email that she uses LSCS in another course. And: our book is really written for undergraduate science students. A hazardous materials course will probably have a different audience.

Another option: I taught a general education chemistry course some years ago titled, "The chemistry of emergency response". I used this text:
This might align with the intended topics for Ruth's course. It was great for me, and served well as a "back door" introduction to a wide range of chemistry topics. I covered about 80% of the content of my two-semester general chemistry sequence (although not at the same depth, of course).


David C. Finster
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University Chemical Hygiene Officer
Wittenberg University

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Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:19 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] FW: Text Suggestion?

Hill and Finster, Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students.

I think David is lurking on this one. Probably doesn't want to blow his own horn. He and I are both CHO's and chemistry faculty. I was going to teach an outreach course and his book fit the bill. I think it covers all the topics you asked about. If you send David an email with questions he is very helpful. He is (was) also the fire chief for his community.

David, correct me if I'm wrong on any of this.


Dr. Kevin M. Czerwinski, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry

University Chemical Hygiene Officer
Risk Management-Environmental Health and Safety

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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
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From: , "Dr. Ruth Ann" >
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Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:46 PM
To: "DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU" >
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 JAMP Faculty Director Goldwater Scholarship Faculty Representative The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
900 College Street
Belton, TX 76513-2599
Phone 254.295.4542

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