For people thinking about 2017 presentation opportunities, the ACS DC Call for Papers is now open. The DCHAS call can be found at
The list of symposia topics is below.
Let me know if you have any questions about this.
Division of Chemical Health and Safety: Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: Monday, April 10, 2017
Program Chair(s): Debbie Decker, Joseph Pickel, Frankie Wood-Black
Ask Dr. Safety: Chemical Security
Ask Dr. Safety is a topic-oriented session devoted to open questions related to chemical safety. 'Chemical security' is the topic. How do you address the regulatory requirements under CFATS or Select Agents? Have you had a security breach and how did you handle it and the aftermath? How do you address misuse and diversion to faculty, students, and staff? These and many more questions will be addressed by leading experts in chemical safety and security. Come to the session and bring your questions.
Best Practices in Lessons Learned Programs
co-sponsored by CINF
A key element in a proactive safety culture is the ability to learn from and share operational safety lessons that arise in the course of experimental work. This symposium will present case studies of both specific Lessons Learned and how they are shared and broader systems designed to collect and share this information for the larger community. Of special interest is how these can be incorporated into scientific publications, in line with ACS Publication guidelines.
Lab Safety Program Opportunities at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions
co-sponsored by CHED
Safety programs at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) often have a very different focus than large research institutions due to variation in resource availability and target audiences. PUIs are more focused on teaching and smaller scale research. The distribution and availability of resources can affect access to necessary expertise for training and improvements in safety. In addition, the high level of undergraduates with little to no laboratory experience greatly affects the dynamics of the laboratories. This necessitates that the approach and focus of safety to vary from that of larger institutions. This symposium aims to share the diversity of lab safety issues and approaches used at PUIs.
Building a Safety Culture Across the Chemical Enterprise
Building a Safety Culture Across the Chemical Enterprise (Poster) Poster Contributed
Cannabis Processing: Innovations & Legal Protections
Jahan Marcu, Ezra Pryor
co-sponsored by CHAL
Chemophobia: Communicating Chemistry
Division of Chemical Health & Safety Awards
Emerging Trends in Research Operations
Soft Skills in Training & Interactions
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