From: "Gmurczyk, Marta" <M_Gmurczyk**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] [EXT] Re: [DCHAS-L] Distance Undergraduate Lab Classes
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2020 19:43:14 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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Dear All:

The ACS Committee on Chemical Safety (CCS) has issued a guidance on Safe Transportation Recommendations for Chemicals Used in Demonstrations or Educational Activities. This document was revised in 2018 by the CCS Safe Practices Subcommittee, and I think information is still accurate.


Marta Gmurczyk

ACS Safety Programs.


From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU> On Behalf Of Zabel Panosyan
Sent: Thursday, April 9, 2020 2:16 PM
Subject: [EXT] Re: [DCHAS-L] Distance Undergraduate Lab Classes


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 Is it possible to have some guidelines from ACS and also James Kaufman's insight on the topic of sending chemistry kits to freshmen college students taking a general chemistry course?It looks like we need some regulations...

Thank you.



Zabel Panosyan
Lecturer, Chemistry
Laboratory and Course Coordinator

Departmental Safety Officer

Illinois Institute of Technology
Chemistry Department
3101 South Dearborn Street
Room 160 PS
Chicago, Il 60616

Phone: 312-567-3442




On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 12:01 PM mwilhelm <mwilhelm**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

The NAOSMM group has been discussing this issue.  James Kaufman of LSI had some insight.  You may want to reach out to him.




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From: Jennifer Mattler <jmattler**At_Symbol_Here**STANFORD.EDU>

Date: 4/9/20 12:52 PM (GMT-05:00)

Subject: [DCHAS-L] Distance Undergraduate Lab Classes


Hi all,


Many institutions, including Stanford University, are conducting all classes online for the foreseeable future. We're quickly seeing a spike in questions around sending chemicals, adhesives, etc. to students' homes to facilitate distance teaching lab classes. This presents a lot of thorny issues around safety, hazardous materials shipping, hazardous waste, safety culture, and equitable learning (i.e., some materials may only be available or able to be shipped domestically, leaving international students out).


How have other institutions tackled this? Are you completely banning it, providing a list of acceptable chemicals/work practices, reviewing each experiment, or totally out of the conversation?


Thank you all!



Jennifer Mattler, CIH, M.S., M.S.
Industrial Hygienist/Chemical Hygiene Officer
Environmental Health and Safety
Stanford University


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