From: Samuella Sigmann <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Professional development opportunities in chemical health and safety
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:34:11 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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As one of those mid-career crossover folks my most useful resource early on was our university industrial hygienist. I went to as many workshops & meetings from various groups (including the ACS, CSHEMA, and NSC) as I could, but much of my journey was self taught. I also had the opportunity to get an MS in OSH.

Be self motivated (learning is so easy with the internet today)
Use local resources - ask lots of questions (in general, safety people love to help especially when they see someone who wants to learn)
Become involved with various organizations (CHAS was the most useful for me)
Continue formal education


On 8/15/2019 9:11 AM, DCHAS Membership Chair wrote:
In reviewing the questions that have already been submitted for today's webinar, I noticed one that asks for suggestions for mid-career chemistry professionals to learn more about technical and/or regulatory aspects of chemical health and safety. This is a common question when we conduct an ACS webinar and I thought I would ask for suggestions from DCHAS-L as to what you have found to be the most valuable resources in this regard.

I don't know if we'll be able to develop a complete answer to this before today's webinar, but we will have the opportunity to follow up with registered attendees, so I'd appreciate any suggestions that you have on this topic.

Thanks for any help with this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO

Membership chair
American Chemical Society 
Division of Chemical Health and Safety 

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