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The ACS Committee on Chemical Safety's Safe Practices Subcommittee serves as the resource to the Society and part of its charge is to review ACS publications to make sure that the best safety practices are properly included in these ACS publications. To assist ACS with evaluating stock images for publications in the ACS materials, CCS has put together the attached guidelines. Please feel free to share these guidelines with you groups. Thanks for supporting CCS effort in strengthening the safety culture!

Robert Hill
Chair, ACS Committee on Chemical Safety

Criteria for Initial Submission of Images for Publication

The Safety Committee will be happy to review the submissions.
This document should serve as a checklist for photographers

Person or People in the Photo
Working with chemicals and/or lab equipment
- Wearing splash goggles
- Apron or closed Lab coat
- Protective gloves when appropriate
- Long hair tied back
- No dangling jewelry
- No loose clothing or outerwear
- Closed toe shoes

Environment in the Photo
- Proper equipment for the task
- Appropriate containment (safety) equipment for task
- Proper equipment set ups
- Containers properly labeled
- Neutralizing materials in view
- No flammables near heat source
- Electrical wires in good condition (not frayed)
- Cords and hoses properly attached and of the correct length
- Colorful liquids used where possible (labeled solutions should not be artificially coloured)
- Correct pouring position
- Instructor present in full class view
- No food present
- Secondary containment when necessary

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