From: Joseph DiVerdi <joseph.diverdi**At_Symbol_Here**ColoState.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Oct 4 ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:45:27 -0600
Reply-To: joseph.diverdi**At_Symbol_Here**COLOSTATE.EDU
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Thank you, Ralph, for the communication below.

I am very interested in this topic, in part as I have recently set a few of my research students to the task of writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for our laboratory. It is an engaging project - generally speaking at the start they couldn't write a proper brownie recipe if their lives depended upon it yet they are making great progress and we all having a good time.

One of the key areas, as noted below in current ACS doctrine, is the inclusion of safety related information in scientific publication (of all kinds). I was pleased to learn of the availability of the 2020 edition of the ACS Guide and saddened to learn that it is only available by SUBSCRIPTION. This makes it more difficult for me to disseminate this Very Good (VG) information (safety and otherwise) to the next generation of future scientists of America and the World.

This esteemed audience certainly needs no reminder how important clear and effective written (and oral) communication are for the many professions both scientific and otherwise. I do wish in my heart of hearts that there could be a more facile way of sharing this VG information farther and wider than currently the case.


On Thu, 23 Sep 2021 6:28 AM, Ralph Stuart wrote:
> This post describes one of the October professional development workshops coming up soon.
> The ACS now requires that authors include a statement of safety concerns in manuscripts submitted to ACS journals. The 2020 edition of the ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication, section 1.3 (Communicating Safety Information) provides guidelines to developing appropriate information for scholarly communication, but there are no complete examples provided, only excerpts. Furthermore, the chapter provides only information‰??it cannot impart the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out the instructions in the section. The purpose of this workshop is to put into practice the guidelines for writing effective safety statements based on the science and the intended audience using risk assessment.
> Presented by: Sammye Sigmann, Leah McEwen, Daniel Kuespert
> You can register for this workshop 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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Joseph A. DiVerdi, Ph.D., M.B.A.
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