From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Identifying and Evaluating Hazards in Research Laboratories
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 07:33:51 -0400
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From: Marta Gmurczyk
Re: Hazard Assessment Report

We have now posted the final report on the ACS website:

There is also a short announcement about it at

The Committee on Chemical Safety is pleased to release the final report document on, "Identifying and Evaluating Hazards in Research Laboratories". Its draft was initially released in 2013, and since then the task force responsible for authoring the document had 3 goals in mind; (1) Get the document in the hands of people who could begin using the methods described in the document, (2) resolve any comments coming back from these users and (3) create a website where users can suggest similar resources their colleagues may find helpful. This version of the document resolves comments received to date from the community of users. Readers should not expect to see new content, only clarifications throughout the document where appropriate. In the coming months, CCS plans to add the associated web tools and explore possibilities of integrating the new tools within the existing ACS education programs.

This guide was written for researchers without deference to the stage in their careers‰??undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, instructors, principal investigators, or departmental chairs for implementation in a scientific research laboratory. Consideration was given to the variable nature of research in the preparation of this guide and in the presentation of the techniques provided. The report presents assessment approaches that are intended to be relatively easy to implement and use. While research laboratories and researchers are the primary audience for this guide, other readers may find it equally useful.

Many thanks.

Marta Gmurczyk, Ph.D.
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Staff Liaison I Committee on Chemical Safety
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