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Working Alone in the Lab? Video Available

The ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety and Committee on Chemical Safety are please to share our second short safety video (2 minutes and 15 seconds) for the research laboratory community.

Developed in cooperation with the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, it addresses an important issue in many research settings: What are the factors lab workers should consider when deciding what work can be conducted when they are alone in the laboratory?

You can view the video on Youtube here

You can also download the video file here for off line viewing

We appreciate any questions or comments you have on this video; please send them to membership@dchas.org

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