On May 11, 2017, Ralph Stuart and Dr. Kendra Leahy Denlinger presented an ACS webinar on Creating a 21st Century Chemical Research Laboratory: Hazard Assessments and Fundamentals. This webinar was co-sponsored by the DCHAS and the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Their slides can be downloaded from the ACS Webinar web site. The primary topic of discussion was the JHA section of the ACS Hazard Assessment web site, but other topics, including ball-milling as an alternative to solvent-based chemistry, Green Chemistry metrics and ACS lab safety resources were covered.
Because of time limits, some of the 50+ questions asked by the audience were not answered, so our response to some of the most common questions are provided here. The questions are organized into 5 categories:
- General Lab Safety Issues
- Laboratory Safety Culture Questions
- Risk and Green Chemistry Rating Methods
- Green Chemistry Techniques