I thought people inthe Boston area might be interested in this presentation on ACS safety resources at MIT's Chem Engineering Department next week.
Let me know if you have any questions about this.
Please join us on Thursday, March 23 from 10am -12pm for a Chemical Health and Safety Seminar
that brings together two emerging and important strategies for enhancing safety culture in laboratories:
Process Hazard Assessment and Green Chemistry.
Our invited speakers are:
å• Ms. Kendra Leahy, PhD candidate at the University of Cincinnati, and,
å• Mr. Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO of Keene State College.
Kendra Leahy is a PhD candidate in chemistry at the University of Cincinnati, where she conducts
research in the area of green organic chemistry under the direction of Professor James Mack.
The lab investigates the use of mechanochemistry to carry out solventless chemical reactions,
using functionalized polymers to avoid the solvent-intensive process of column chromatography.
Kendra is also investigating the potential use of chitosan as a greener alternative to the polystyrene backbone
of these functionalized polymer resins. Kendra will be speaking about her research in green chemistry/green engineering and how she has incorporated the Hazard Assessment in Research Laboratories online tool available through
the American Chemical Society (ACS) into her research. The Hazard Assessment in Research Laboratories is designed
to help graduate students during their day-to-day research activities.
Ralph Stuart received degrees from Cornell University and the University of Vermont. Prior to serving as the Environmental Health and Safety Manager for Keene State College, Ralph managed lab safety at the University of Vermont for 25 years and was Cornell University‰??s Chemical Hygiene Officer. Ralph‰??s professional contributions include pioneering electronic information resources for the laboratory safety community; participating in the lab waste regulatory reinvention project with the U.S. EPA; and developing a laboratory ventilation risk assessment program at Cornell. Having served as a American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health and Safety Program Committee member for three years, Secretary of the Division for nine years, and Chair of the ACS Laboratory Environmental Health and Safety Task Force. Ralph will share with us the programs and resources ACS is promoting to advance safety culture in the research laboratory setting.
If you would like to attend the seminar, please RVSP to smleite**At_Symbol_Here**mit.edu. Location and other details will be provided with your registration confirmation.
Hope to see you there!
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
This e-mail is from DCHAS-L, the e-mail list of the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety.
For more information about the list, contact the Divisional secretary at secretary**At_Symbol_Here**dchas.org
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