From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Interactive Technical Session at SD Meeting
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016 19:40:56 +0000
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To the best of my knowledge, the only session ACS will be recording is our symposium on Sunday afternoon - Safety in the Classroom.


We can't record the session ourselves - ACS takes a very dim view of recording or photographing presentations.





Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Immediate Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety

University of California, Davis





Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Wilhelm, Monique
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Interactive Technical Session at SD Meeting


Does anyone know if this event will be recorded?  I will be on a plane that afternoon.


Monique Wilhelm

Laboratory Manager

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Michigan - Flint


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Mary Beth Mulcahy
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 2:04 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Interactive Technical Session at SD Meeting


All, I wanted to let people know of a great learning opportunity coming up at the San Diego ACS national meeting in March. Working with Ralph Stuart and Sammye Sigmann, we have arranged for Chris Boylan from DNV to facilitate a 3 hour introduction to a risk assessment tool know as the bowtie method. Bowties have been used in numerous environments (e.g., nuclear, aviation, offshore drilling, among others), and are something that have fascinated me since I learned about them almost five years ago. I find myself inserting them into talks I give and using them to sketch out accident scenarios related to cases I am working on. Personally, I think they could be a powerful communication tool in the academic environment.

The workshop will present the bowtie methodology, and then quickly dive into facilitated small group work first with a general life example, and then a laboratory example. Our hope is to get a variety of people working in these small groups, e.g. undergraduates, graduate students, administrators, PIs, and EH&S officials. We are interested to see what kinds of bowties the different audiences generate.

More information can be found at the DCHAS website here:

In order to help our planning efforts out, if you decide to attend the session (, could you please drop me an email letting me know: marybeth.mulcahy**At_Symbol_Here**

Thanks and let me know if there are any questions I can answer.


Mary Beth Mulcahy

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