In my opinion chemicals are chemicals.
Steven S. Funck, MS, CSMM
Natural Sciences Laboratory Program Manager
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU]On Behalf Of Edward Miller
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2014 3:15 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Green Labs: Balancing Safety and Sustainability in the 21st Century Chemistry Lab: NERM Call for Papers, June 2015, Ithaca, NY
We are currently having a discussion among our biochemists that their DNA starter segments, DNA sequencing kits and other materials like that are not chemicals and therefore they should not fall under all of the inventory control and ordering controls we have in place for things like sulfuric acid or other more readily recognizable chemicals. Does anyone have any feedback on how the regulations view these types of items?
On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 2:18 PM, Stuart, Ralph <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**keene.edu> wrote:
I am helping to organize a technical symposium for next June's ACS Northeast Regional Meeting in Ithaca, NY on the topic of Green Labs: Balancing Safety and Sustainability in the 21st Century Chemistry Lab. this is a similar topic to a symposium DCHAS sponsored in the San Francisco meeting last fall, which was quite successful.
The abstracts submission web site will open in January, but I wanted to start Northeast members of DCHAS thinking about submitting an abstract for this symposium. If you are interested in talking about new environmentally-friendly programs in your chemistry department or how lab sustainability considerations impact laboratory safety at your campus, please consider submitting an abstract. I'd appreciate hearing about your ideas before the holiday break so that I can send out reminders when the abstract submission process begins.
Let me know if you have any questions about this.
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College
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