FYI, a summary of last Wednesday's DCHAS presentations at the national ACS meeting and links to the presenter's powerpoints can be found at:
Wednesday's presentations on Chemical, Sample & Asset Management Tools discussed a variety of aspects of how the safety program collects, organizes and uses data and information related to chemicals and their hazards. The morning's presentations focused on chemical inventories: why institutions need them; some platforms for collecting and reporting the information associated with them; and what they look like "on the ground".
The afternoon presentations took a more global approach to chemical safety information in the lab, discussing the organizational, environmental and information contexts of this data. The last speaker of the day described an emerging innovative approach to collecting "Lessons Learned" information from laboratory events.
Chemical inventories: What are they good for? R. Stuart
How UNHCEMS has evolved from a Chemical Inventory Tracking system to an Environmental Management Tool. C. Myer, P. Collins, A. Glode
Use of RFID and scanning technologies for managing large Chemical Inventories. J.M. Pickel 10:25: Intermission.
Developing a cloud based chemical inventory application for the University of California System (UC Chemicals). H. Weizman
Using a chemical inventory system to optimize safe laboratory research. G. Baysinger, R. Creed, L.M. Gibbs
Chemical stockroom management: Lessons learned ten years in. S.B. Sigmann
UC Safety: An Integrated Approach to Your Chemical Management Needs.(link to demo site) S. Hussain, K. Smith
PubChem"s Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS). S. Kim, J. Zhang, A. Gindulyte, P. Thiessen, L. McEwen, R. Stuart, E. Bolton, S. Bryant
Socio-Legal Issues in the Application of Semantic Web Technology to Chemical Safety. J.G. Frey, M.I. Borkum
Precompetitive collaboration to advance laboratory safety C.I. Nitsche. Link to the project web site.
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