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Report on National Meeting DEIR Networking Event

Diversity Equality Inclusiveness Respect

Diversity and inclusion in the workforce brings significant value to the employer[1]. Diversity in society broadens perspective, improves person to person socializing and creates a culture of openness and growth[2]. ACS has pledged to advance and embrace inclusion in chemistry, which includes promoting our core value of DEIR, identifying and dismantling barriers to success, and creating a welcoming environment so that all ACS members, employees, and volunteers can thrive.

A group met to discuss the DEIR challenges in Chemistry and Environmental Health and Safety in April, 2021. The slides used to lead the discussion are shown here.

The event was co-hosted by:

  • Division of Chemical Health and Safety (CHAS)
  • Division of Business Development and Management (BMGT)
  • Division of Small Chemical Businesses (SCHB)
  • ACS Committee on Chemical Safety (CCS)
  • Board Committee on Corporation Associates (CA)
  • ACS Committee on Meetings & Expositions
  • ACS Department of Diversity Programs
  1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/rsmdiscovery/2018/08/22/why-workplace-diversity-is-so-important-and-why-its-so-hard-to-achieve/?sh=1e0b284b3096
  2. https://www.uopeople.edu/blog/what-is-cultural-diversity/

CHAS at a Glance, Spring 2021

The CHAS at Glance handout for the Spring 2021 ACS National Meeting is now available

Highlights of the program for this meeting are:

  • 3 Chemical Health and Safety Symposia on Thursday, April 8
    • Systems Thinking in Chemical Health and Safety
    • 2020 Chemical Health and Safety Awards
    • Safety Across the Scientific Disciplines: Where are the Successes, and What Needs Improvements
  • 4 Cannabis Chemistry Symposia on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 5-7
    • Advancements in Cannabis Analytical Methods 
    • Women in Cannabis: Shaping an Emerging Industry
    • The 2021 ElSohly Award Symposium Sponsored by Heidolph North America
    • Cannabis Derived Treatments for Specific Medical Conditions: Macromolecular Interactions and Justifications
  • 3 SCI-MIX papers on Friday, April 9
  • The CHAS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING on Thursday, April 15. 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. PDT.
  • CHAS DISCUSSIONS and NETWORKING EVENTS
    • DCHAS Networking, April 8
    • Getting the most out of professional events, April 12
    • Preparing your NSF GRFP application, April 14
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in health and safety, April 21
    • Writing safety statements for publication, April 22

Please join us for any of these events that interest you!

Spring 2021 National Meeting Call for Papers

The CHAS Call for Abstracts for the 2021 Spring Virtual ACS National Meeting is now available at https://callforabstracts.acs.org/acsspring2021/CHAS

Note that the submission calendar is quite tight due to the pandemic’s impact on planning the meeting. The deadlines for submission is January 19. But the good news is that you can share your work more conveniently since travel will not be required.

CHAS symposia open for paper submissions include:

  • Chemical Safety Film Festival
  • Designing safety into an undergraduate laboratory curriculum, beyond safety rules
  • Safety Across the Scientific Disciplines: Where are the successes, and what needs improvements
  • Systems thinking in Chemical Health and Safety

CANN symposia include

  • Cannabis apart from Cannabinoids
  • Cannabis Derived Treatments for Specific Medical Condtions:
  • Women in Cannabis: Shaping an Emerging Industry

More details about these sessions can be found on the ACS web site

CHAS at a Glance – August 2019

“CHAS at a Glance”, the summary of Division of Chemical Health and Safety activities for this month’s ACS national meeting is now available in two formats:

The first is in a format suitable for printing on 8.5×11 paper

The second is a PDF file in “infographic” format suitable for easy scanning on a portable device.

Download one and both to help keep track of what the Division is up to from August 25 – 28!

The agenda for CHAS Executive Committee meeting on Sunday morning of the meeting is available here.

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