“Safety as an ACS Core Value” Survey Results

In June and July of 2016, the American Chemical Society and the Division of Chemical Health and Safety ran parallel surveys of the ACS community to understand its perceptions of the idea of identifying  “safety” as a Society value. The ACS survey included 109 members across many Divisions. The DCHAS survey included 158 members of the Division. Most of the questions asked in the survey were identical, with minor differences.

The  results of the survey can be downloaded here in PDF format. They are organized into three sections:

  1. Attachment 1 provides a summary and comparison of the responses from the two groups.
  2. Attachment 2 is the complete results of the ACS survey. The demographic data included in this survey indicates that there was good participation from across the ACS in this survey.
  3. Attachment 3 includes the complete results of the DCHAS survey.

It is important to note that the free form comments included in this report make several important points, both with regard to technical and cultural aspects of the chemical safety issues involved and the survey instrument itself. For this reason, it is important to read these comments to get a full sense of the community’s feelings on safety issues as they are expressed in this survey.

Questions about this survey can be directed to Ralph Stuart, DCHAS secretary or Neal Langerman, DCHAS treasurer.

July 19, 2016