DCHAS Lab Risk Assessment Video available!

Thanks to an Innovative Project Grant from the American Chemical Society to the Division of Chemical Health and Safety, we are able to share the video below with the research chemistry community. The video is 2 minutes and 12 seconds long and provides an overview of the reasons that conducting a risk assessment of laboratory work is so important to maintaining situational awareness as laboratory work proceeds.

The video is meant for sharing – it carries a non-commercial, by attribution Creative Commons license and can be downloaded here.

In addition, the Division has developed a powerpoint file to serve as a teaching that accompanies the video. You can download the powerpoint file here:

Our thanks for their help with this video to :
1. Rachel Brian of Blue Seat Studios for her creativity
2. Tim Gallagher of the University of Bristol in the UK for suggesting this video and his ongoing collaboration in developing the content
3. The more that 300 people who viewed previous versions of the video and the many people who provided helpful suggestions for improving those versions.
4. The ACS Innovative Projects Grant program for funding this project.

Comments and questions about this video can be directed to Ralph Stuart, membership chair of DCHAS at membership@dchas.org

11 thoughts on “DCHAS Lab Risk Assessment Video available!”

  1. Many thanks ACS DCHS!

    This wouldn’t have happened without your support and Ralph’s drive and commitment.

    Rachel was a real pleasure to work with!

    1. Not yet; we are looking for funding to make this happen. Suggestions about which languages should be highest priority are welcome.

      Let me know if you have any questions about this.

      – Ralph

        1. Thanks for the suggestion; Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic are the three that have been most commonly suggested, so it’s good to have feedback from Canada as well. 😉

          – Ralph

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