From: Robin M. Izzo <rmizzo**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] CINF: Community Sharing of Chemical Safety Data: Yes, No, Maybe?
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:42:01 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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It was an excellent symposium. I'm so glad we will have access to the presentations.  


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On Mar 19, 2018, at 6:41 PM, DCHAS Membership Chair <membership**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG> wrote:

A very interesting symposium was held today by the Chemical Information Division entitled CINF: Community Sharing of Chemical Safety Data: Yes, No, Maybe?

Description: Various initiatives are underway that depend on the wider chemistry community to be willing to share safety learnings. But some members of the community are hesitant to exchange such info, for a variety of reasons, including personal embarrassment, IP risk, and unclear fears of legal or regulatory liability. Speakers will discuss safety data sharing and accompanying concerns, so as a community we can assess which concerns are valid, and how to address those that are.

We hope to have the powerpoint files available soon for review via the DCHAS web site, but DCHAS members may be interested in 
C&EN's safety guru Jyllian Kemsley interview with Carmen Nitsche to debrief after today's #ACSNOLA session discussing what the chemistry community should be doing differently when it comes to sharing safety information. Send us your #chemsafety questions in the comments!

It's available on the C&EN Facebook page at

Let me know if you have any questions about this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO

Membership chair
American Chemical Society 
Division of Chemical Health and Safety 

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