From: "Wilhelm, Monique" <mwilhelm**At_Symbol_Here**UMFLINT.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines (4 articles)
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 20:12:36 +0000
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I like these types of resources.  I have used Tox Town with my K-12 outreach programs as well as when I have taught Chemistry in Society.

Monique Wilhelm

Laboratory Manager

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Michigan - Flint

 

From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Samuella Beth Sigmann
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2018 8:26 PM
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines (4 articles)

 

The "Under the Sink" program is very similar to our NIH Tox Town, ToxMystery, and the Environmental Health Student Portal.

https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/especiallystudents.html
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On 2/26/2018 7:40 AM, Ralph Stuart wrote:

Article summaries are also available at http://pinboard.in/u:dchas
 
Table of Contents (4 articles)
 
EXPERIMENT THAT EVACUATED MUN BUILDING SPARKS NEW SAFETY MEASURES IN ENGINEERING LABS
Tags: Canada, laboratory, follow-up, environmental, unknown_chemical
 
OSAGE CASINO REOPENED AFTER CHEMICAL MIX UP
Tags: us_OK, public, release, injury, ammonia, bleach
 
MAHARASHTRA DRAFTS WORKERS' SAFETY, HEALTH POLICY
Tags: India, industrial, follow-up, environmental
 
PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN TARGETED IN ‘UNDER THE SINK' CHEMICAL SAFETY CAMPAIGN
Tags: Ireland, public, discovery, environmental, other_chemical
 
 
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EXPERIMENT THAT EVACUATED MUN BUILDING SPARKS NEW SAFETY MEASURES IN ENGINEERING LABS
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/mun-enginering-building-evacuation-report-1.4543742
Tags: Canada, laboratory, follow-up, environmental, unknown_chemical
 
Memorial University is hiring two new safety supervisors and revamping laboratory procedures in the engineering faculty after an experiment went wrong last summer, forcing the evacuation of the engineering building.
 
A subsequent report by the university's chief risk officer determined that "the potential for this incident to create major negative consequences was high."
 
MUN's dean of engineering and applied science told CBC News that all preventive actions recommended in that report are being put in place.
 
"The situation was resolved without any injuries," Greg Naterer said.
 
"However, we do take this as an important learning experience and we really do take lab safety extremely seriously in engineering."
 
Pressurized hydrothermal reactor
 
The day it happened last July, the university attributed the evacuation to a "malfunctioning device."
 
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OSAGE CASINO REOPENED AFTER CHEMICAL MIX UP
http://www.newson6.com/story/37586472/osage-casino-reopened-after-chemical-mix-up
Tags: us_OK, public, release, injury, ammonia, bleach
 
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TULSA, Oklahoma - A bad mix of chemicals at the Osage Casino in Tulsa caused 13 people to seek medical attention. 
The Tulsa Fire Department and HAZMAT crews worked Sunday afternoon to figure out what went wrong. 
 
Firefighters said while an employee was cleaning, he accidentally mixed ammonia and bleach, a dangerous combination.
 
The Tulsa Fire Department said several people complaining of having a scratchy throat, burning eyes and headache caused an Osage Casino employee to call 911. 
 
By the time firefighters got there, they said four people had already taken themselves to either urgent care or the hospital. 
 
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MAHARASHTRA DRAFTS WORKERS' SAFETY, HEALTH POLICY
http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/maharashtra-drafts-workers-safety-health-policy-5078288/
Tags: India, industrial, follow-up, environmental
 
The state labour department has drafted the safety and health policy for workers employed in factories, shops and establishments, construction workers and workers from the unorganised sector. Officials said that the draft policy includes fixing the responsibility on safety auditors and owners of factories and establishments for accidents, appointing one safety officer for 250 workers instead of the current provision of one for 1,000 workers.
It also includes training workers through Industrial Training Institutes, providing safety kits to workers, rewarding factories and establishments complying with safety norms, among others, said officials.
The labour department had decided to come up with the safety and health policy for workers in the wake of  the death of 26 people in two fire incidents in Mumbai in December.
 
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PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN TARGETED IN ‘UNDER THE SINK' CHEMICAL SAFETY CAMPAIGN
https://www.donegalnow.com/news/primary-school-children-targeted-sink-chemical-safety-campaign/209199
Tags: Ireland, public, discovery, environmental, other_chemical
 
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has today launched a chemical safety resource on its websitewww.hsa.ie/education for primary schools entitled "Under the Sink" designed to raise awareness amongst younger children of the dangers of household chemicals.  
 
According to the National Poisons Information Centre more than 15,000 children were reported to have been poisoned in their homes in the last three years, due to ingestion, inhalation or absorption of chemicals with more than 7,000 of these accidents caused by everyday household chemical products such as detergents and bleach.
"Under the Sink" is a short on-line presentation, which is designed for use on the classroom whiteboard and comes with a set of teacher guidelines and activities.
 
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A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry

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