BCCE Risk Assessment Presentations

The links below provide access to risk assessment presentations and tools for teaching laboratories and chemistry demonstrations presented at the 2016 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE). The presentations were made by Ralph Stuart of Keene State College and Sammye Sigmann of Appalachian State University. These documents are still in development and they would appreciate questions and comments about ways to improve them.

Presentation on Hazard and Risk Assessment for Chemical Demonstrations

Samuella B. Sigmann, NRCC-CHO Appalachian State University
Irene Cesa Flinn Scientific (ret.) and
Monique Wilham University of Michigan – Flint

Presentation: Chemical Demonstrations: Assessing Hazard and Risk

Text document: Aligning risk assessment questions with ACS CHED Demonstration guidelines

Text document: Sample Risk Assessment for the “Elephant’s Toothpaste” demonstration

Presentation on Meeting New Chemical Safety Expectations in Instructional Laboratories

Lab Risk Assessment Workbook
(Excel, Beta Version)

DCHAS Posters 2016

Posters from the DCHAS poster session in Philadelphia:

EHS challenges in 3D Printing
Pat Mulrooney, Sr. Staff Industrial Hygenist, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Vacuum System and Schlenk Line Safety
Tilak Chandra and Jeffrey P. Zebrowski

What’s in a Code of Conduct?
Frankie Wood-Black

Good Neighbors – What does it take to be a good neighbor?
Frankie Wood-Black

You have 5 minutes with your elected representaive. What would you ask him or her to do related to safety?
F
rankie Wood-Black

Incorporating chemical safety and security into the undergraduate curriculum
Ursula J. Williams, Sharon S. Yohn, Daniel R. Dries, Richard R. Hark, Amber J. Helsel-Ickes, John B. Unger Department of Chemistry, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA 16652

Establishing a Safe Workplace Culture
Mark Thomson Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Re-organizing the CPT Undergraduate Guidelines to Elevate the Status of Safety and Ethics in the Chemistry Curriculum
David C. Finster, Department of Chemistry, Wittenberg University

Safety & ethics in ACS and major engineering societies: A gap analysis
Daniel R . Kuespert PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Laboratory Incidents in the University Of Sonora: Student’s Perspective
C.R. Álvarez-Chávez, R. Ruiz-Talavera, F.O. Muñoz-Osuna, L.S. Marín-Ramírez, A. Zavala-Reyna, R. Pérez-Ríos, M.E. Arce-Corrales
Universidad de Sonora. Hermosillo, Sonora, México

Risk Perception in Laboratory Students of the University of Sonora
K. Pérez-Gámez, C.R. Álvarez-Chávez, F.O. Muñoz-Osuna, L. S. Marín-Ramírez, L. E. Velázquez-Contreras, J. Esquer-Peralta Hermosillo, Sonora, México. Universidad de Sonora.

Using Public Information to Support Chemical Safety

Laboratory use cases for chemical safety information
Ralph Stuart

Risk assessment and crisis management in the research laboratory using online resources: A EH&S perspective
Neelam Bharti

UCal Chemicals: An overview of growing challenges
Chris Jakober, Russell Vernon, Phillip Painter

Chemical Safety and Hazard Information in PubChem
Jian Zhang

Semantic annotation of the LCSS in PubChem
Gang Fu

GHS and NFPA diamonds: How they can be useful
Roger Sayle

iRAMP & PubChem
L
eah McEwen

Chemical Classification ClassyFire Applications in EHS
Yannick Feunang

Surveying the chem safety landscape
Ralph Stuart

Related CHED and CINF presentations:

Co-developing lab safety and chemical information skills
Ralph Stuart and Leah McEwen

Regulatory Issues in the Lab: Chemical Security and the ADA

Chemical Security

Navigating CFATS in Academia. R.M. Izzo

Addressing Chemical Security Concerns in a Research Lab Setting. M.B. Koza

ADA Issues in the Lab

Overview of the Federal regulations that require physical accessibility in labs & the “Building Blocks of Accessibility” that apply in lab settings. J. Perry

Special Health and Safety Considerations for Persons with Disabilities Who Work in Scientific Research, Testing, or Teaching Laboratories. J. Baum

Accommodations and Modifications in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities. J.Zesski

ADA Technical Assistance Centers Who we are and what we do. C. Sweet

Institutional Responsibilities for Adapting Laboratories for Students with Disabilities Responsibilities. S.M. Kennedy, J. Boval

Tools for Adapting Laboratories for Students with Disabilities S.M. Kennedy, J. Boval

Brief overview of service animals C. Sweet

Chemical Safety and Public Policy

Sustainable chemistry and public policy. R.J. Garant

Evaluating Risks – Understanding multiple perspectives. F.K. Wood-Black

What you need to know about TSCA reform. A.M. Noce

California’s Safer Consumer Products Program: Asking the Questions. A. Doherty

Some government relation lessons from the development of Subpart K. R. Izzo

Influence of litigation on corporate behavior . N.R. Langerman

Safety policies of peer-reviewed journals L. Grabowski, S.R. Goode

Public policy statements advising policymakers and regulators. K.P. Fivizzani

EPA TSCA June 30 2016 webinar

Chemical Safety in the K-12 Classroom

Incorporating basic chemical hygiene concepts into the secondary education methods course for pre-service science teachers.
S.B. Sigmann

Revising CHED’s Minimum Safety Guidelines for Chemical Demonstrations
I.G. Cesa, D.C. Finster, S.B. Sigmann, M.R. Wilhelm

Practical approach to NFPA 45
R. Stuart

Enhancing safety in a chemistry high school classroom: ACS Science Coach approach.
Y.I. Gonzalez

SOCED on Challenges and opportunities affecting safety in the K-12 classroom.
D. Krone

ACT on Challenges and Opportunities affecting Safety in the K-12 Classroom
S. Hawkins.

 

 

Philadelphia CHAS at a Glance

You can download the CHAS at a glance – Philly Fall 2016 for the Philadelphia National Meeting from this page.  A quick summary is

3 workshops (registration required):
Fri. Aug. 19th (8:30 AM to 4:00 PM)
Laboratory Waste Management

Sat. Aug. 20th (8:30 AM to 4:00 PM)
How to be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer

Sat. Aug. 20th (8:30 AM to 4:00 PM)
Chemical Reactivity Hazards: Laboratory Scale Recognition & Control

DCHAS Executive Committee Meeting (all members invited)

Download the Agenda Book from the bottom of this page.
Sunday, Aug 21 8 AM to noon
Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon C

Monday Evening, August 22nd
Wine and Cheese Reception

Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent
15 South 7th St., Philadelphia

Sponsored by: Workrite Corp. Chem Service, Inc.,
WC Environmental, LLC Midwest Chemical Safety

TECHNICAL PROGRAMMING

  • Division of Chemical Health and Safety Awards
  • Americans with Disabilities Act and Accommodations in the Laboratory
  • Ask Dr. Safety: Chemical Security in Research Institutions
  • Chemical Safety in the K-12 Classroom-Oral
  • Safety and Ethics in our Chemical Community
  • Chemical Safety in Public Policy
  • Biochemistry of Cannabis
  • Using Public Information to Support a Chemical Safety Culture, Co-sponsored with CINF

DCHAS Agenda Book

Division of Chemical Health & Safety
Executive Committee ACS Spring 2016 Meeting

Sunday, August 21th, 8 AM to Noon
Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon C

Download the entire agenda book in PDF

Reports (8:30am-9:30am)

1 DCHAS Chair report – John Palmer (see attachment 1)

2 Treasurer’s Report – Neal Langerman (see attachment 2)

3 CHAS Councilor report– Bob Hill and Frankie Wood-Black
(see attachment 3)

4 Admin Manual report: Administrative Manual and Bylaw Updates – Sammye Sigmann (see attachment 4)

5 JCHAS Editors Report – Harry Elston (see attachment 5)

6 CHAS Programming Committee – Debbie Decker (see attachment 6)

BREAK (9:45-9:55am)

7 DCHAS secretary report – Ralph Stuart (see attachment 7)

8 CHAS Membership Report– Joe Pickel (see attachment 8)

9 Policy Writing Team – Ken Fivizzani (see attachment 9)

10 Government Relations Committee– Ellen Sweet (see attachment 10)

11 Report on IPG Survey Development (IPG Group 1) – Ellen Sweet

12 CANN Report– Ezra Pyror (see attachment 11)

Other reports from the floor

 

Control Banding in the Laboratory

Here is a collection of web-based information about using chemical safety levels or other control banding techniques in the laboratory. If you know of another resource or example that we should add to the list, contact us at secretary@dchas.org.

General Information

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

OSH Answers Fact Sheets
http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/control_banding.html

NIOSH Control Banding Page

Overview of Control Banding Theory and Research
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ctrlbanding/default.html

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

Wikipedia description:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globally_Harmonized_System_of_Classification_and_Labelling_of_Chemicals

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe “About the GHS” page:
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_welcome_e.html

OSHA guidance:
https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html

PubChem Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries:
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/lcss/

1999 Article in the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety

Chemical safety levels (CSLs): A proposal for chemical safety practices in microbiological and biomedical laboratories
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S107490989900009X

Specific Applications

Laboratory Inspection Frequency

University of Michigan Lab Hazard Rank
http://www.oseh.umich.edu/research/haz-ranking.shtml

Laboratory Personal Protective Equipment Selection Guide

University of South Florida
http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/environmental-health-safety/documents/labsafety-trainingppehazardassessment2015.pdf

Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures

University of California Davis
http://ehs.ucdavis.edu/article/standard-operating-procedure-templates

Laboratory Ventilation

Cornell University Ithaca Laboratory Ventilation Management Plan
https://sp.ehs.cornell.edu/lab-research-safety/chemical-safety/lab-ventilation/Documents/Cornell%20LVMP_2016.pdf

Laboratory Emergency Response

University of North Carolina Greensboro
http://www.uncg.edu/sft/EnvironmentalAffairs/LaboratoryHazWarningSignProgrampolicy.pdf

Working Safely with Engineered Nanomaterials in Academic Research Setting

California Nanosafety Consortium of Higher Education
http://www.ehs.uci.edu/programs/sop_library/Nanotoolkit.pdf

Control Bands in Biosafety Settings

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition
http://www.cdc.gov/biosafety/publications/bmbl5/index.htm

Chemical, Sample & Asset Management Tools

Wednesday’s presentations on Chemical, Sample & Asset Management Tools discussed a variety of aspects of how the safety program collects, organizes and uses data and information related to chemicals and their hazards. The morning’s presentations focused on chemical inventories: why institutions need them; some platforms for collecting and reporting the information associated with them; and what they look like “on the ground”.

The afternoon presentations took a more global approach to chemical safety information in the lab, discussing the organizational, environmental and information contexts of this data.  The last speaker of the day described an emerging innovative approach to collecting “Lessons Learned” information from laboratory events,

Chemical inventories: What are they good for? R. Stuart

How UNHCEMS has evolved from a Chemical Inventory Tracking system to an Environmental Management Tool. C. Myer, P. Collins, A. Glode

Use of RFID and scanning technologies for managing large Chemical Inventories. J.M. Pickel 10:25: Intermission.

Developing a cloud based chemical inventory application for the University of California System (UC Chemicals). H. Weizman

Using a chemical inventory system to optimize safe laboratory research. G. Baysinger, R. Creed, L.M. Gibbs

Chemical stockroom management: Lessons learned ten years in. S.B. Sigmann

UC Safety: An Integrated Approach to Your Chemical Management Needs (link to demo site) J. Ballinger

PubChem’s Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS). S. Kim, J. Zhang, A. Gindulyte, P. Thiessen, L. McEwen, R. Stuart, E. Bolton, S. Bryant

Socio-Legal Issues in the Application of Semantic Web Technology to Chemical Safety. J.G. Frey, M.I. Borkum

Precompetitive collaboration to advance laboratory safety C.I. Nitsche. Link to the project web site.

Developing, Implementing & Teaching Hazard Assessment Tools

Tuesday’s presentations discussed the Developing, Implementing & Teaching Hazard Assessment Tools from a variety of points of view, including their impact on lab safety culture; their role as an information and educational process in the laboratory; and how institutions can provide oversight of the quality of this work.

The afternoon session was a 3 hour workshop that discussed how the Bowtie Methodology to hazard and incident analysis can be applied in the laboratory sessions through several examples worked through in small groups.

Creating a Culture of Safety: APLU Recommendations and Tools for Universities and Colleges. K. Jeskie

Parsing the Chemical Risk Assessment Process for the Laboratory. R. Stuart

Incorporating Hazard Assessment into Laboratory Curricula: One Pathway to Growing a Sustainable Safety Culture. L.J. Tirri

A Remarkable Advance in Lab Coats for Chemical Exposure Prevention C.A. Merlic

Software Tools to Assist and Promote Laboratory Safety. C.A. Merlic, S.M. Hussain

Using Case Studies and Receving Ancillary Benefits Through Instruction and Use of What-If Hazard Reviews in an Academic Research Environment. K.W. Kretchman

System to identify, analyze and control the hazards of laboratory researcher at Argonne National Laboratory. S. Baumann, S. Rupkey

Hazard Review and Approval System at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. S.G. Ringen

Development of a database for hazard assessment and work approval in the Material Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). E. Mackey, C. Vogel, B. Brass

Introduction to Bowtie Methodology for a Laboratory Setting. C. Boylan, M.B. Mulcahy