JCHAS coverHere's what's in the July-August issue of the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety:

Editorial: Re-evaluating an old prejudice, by Harry J. Elson

Why is weapons grade plutonium more hazardous to work with than highly enriched uranium?; from Michael E. Cournoyer, Stephen A. Costigan, and Bradley S. Schake (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Occupational exposure to nanomaterials: Assessing the potential for cutaneous exposure to metal oxide nanoparticles in a semiconductor facility; from Sara A. Brenner and Nicole M. Neu-Baker (State University of New York Polytechnic Institute)

Semi-quantitative analysis of three hydrocarbon accidents; from J.C. Jones (University of Aberdeen)

An ergonomic assessment of sample preparation job tasks in a chemical laboratory; from Meshel A. Mork (Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene) and Sang D.. Choi (University of Wisconsin, Whitewater)

Methyl ethyl ketone; from William E. Luttrell and Lauren R. Bellcock (Oklahoma Christian University)

Materiality ("Generally, an expense is material when it exceeds one-tenth of one percent of the total budget for an operation"); from John DeLaHunt

Do we recognize "near misses"?; from Dennis C. Hendershot (AIChE Center for Chemical Process Safety)

Electrical safety; from Peter C. Ashbrook (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Lasting legacy?; from Neal Langerman (Advanced Chemical Safety)

You have ten minutes; from Ken Fivizzani