Tag Archives: Safety Culture

JCHAS Editor’s Spotlight: Engaging senior management to improve safety culture

The JCHAS Editor’s Spotlight for the July / October 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety is shining on:

Engaging senior management to improve the safety culture of a chemical development organization thru the SPYDR (Safety as Part of Your Daily Routine) lab visit program

By Victor Rosso, Jeffery Simon, Matthew Hickey, Christina Risatti, Chris Sfouggatakis, Lydia Breckenridge, Sha Lou, Robert Forest, Grace Chiou, Jonathan Marshall, Jean Tom

All authors are affiliated with Chemical & Synthetic Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company,

You can download the article here:

  • Failure to educate — Failure to train; Harry J. Elston
  • Strategic opportunities in chemical safety education: A report on the 2019 ACS Safety Summit; Ralph Stuart
  • Lessons learned – Mercury thermometer incident; Elizabeth Czornyj, Imke Schroeder, Nancy L. Wayne, Craig A. Merlic
  • An immediate onsite chlorine leakage disaster management plan; Yehya Elsayed, Abdel-Qader Al-Ameri, Taj El-Sir Ahmed, Mohamed Idreese, Sofian Kanan
  • Evaluation of the implementation of occupational health, safety, and environment management systems in higher education laboratories; Fatma Lestari, Anom Bowolaksono, Sri Yuniautami, Tia Retno Wulandari, Saraswati Andani
  • Elements of experiment safety in the laboratory; Lee C. Cadwallader, Robert J. Pawelko
  • Looking at the bigger picture: Evaluating responder risk in a tritium spill; Harry J. Elston, Daren Perrero
  • A storage cabinet design for research chemicals for developing nations; Abdullah Hussein Kshash
  • Efficacy of existing transient models for spill area forecasting; Raja S., Reddy T.L.P., Tauseef S.M., Tasneem Abbasi, S.A. Abbasi

CHAS members can access this issue at https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-chemical-health-and-safety?dgcid=raven_sd_via_email


JCHAS Editor’s Spotlight: Impact of a pilot laboratory safety team workshop

The JCHAS Editor’s Spotlight for the May / June 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety is shining on:

Impact of a pilot laboratory safety team workshop
by Kali A. Miller and Kaitlin I. Tyler

This issue includes several articles related to the 2018 CHAS Presidential Symposium on Safety in the Chemistry Laboratory, including a Foreword by 2018 ACS President Peter Dorhout. The table of contents for this issue is:

This issue includes several articles related to the 2018 CHAS Presidential Symposium on Safety in the Chemistry Laboratory, including a Foreword by 2018 ACS President Peter Dorhout. The table of contents for this issue is:

  • Recognizing and understanding hazards — The key first step to safety by Robert H. Hill Jr.
  • A step in the right direction by Dawn C. Mason
  • Bringing Safety to Chemistry for Life by Ralph Stuart, Joseph M. Pickel
  • Impact of a pilot laboratory safety team workshop by Kali A. Miller, Kaitlin I. Tyler
  • Promoting safety culture: An overview of collaborative chemical safety information initiatives by Carmen I. Nitsche

CHAS members can access this issue at https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-chemical-health-and-safety?dgcid=raven_sd_via_email


Presidential Symposium on Moving ACS’s Safety Goals Forward

Organizer: Dr. Peter Dorhout

Introductory Remarks. Dr. Dorhout
Safety in the Context of the ACS Strategic Plan. R. Stuart
Chemical Safety Information Opportunities. C. Nitsche

Communicating Chemical Safety K. Jeskie
Empowering ACS Members to Be Safety Leaders. K. Serrano
Industrial perspective on chemical safety – The Corporation Associates direction. D. Mason

Partnering to strengthen safety. J. Maclachlan
Developing an Education Path for all Chemists. D. Finster

Building a Chemical Safety Ecosystem. L. McEwen
Strategic connections between Chemical Safety and Green Chemistry. J. Wissinger

Learning Laboratory Safety through Storytelling

Enhancing the Culture of Safety through Good Storytelling.
M.B. Koza

How personal stories can support safety training.
D.M. Decker

What’s the point of your story?
K.P. Fivizzani

Playing with Fire.
S.B. Sigmann

An unknowing, unthinking, uncaring graduate student learns a lesson about safety.
R.H. Hill

The Genres of Science
R. Stuart

Turning safety observations into messages.
T.C. Gallagher, R. Brian, R. Stuart

From Storytelling to StoryMAKING.
R.M. Izzo

Preserving Institutional History of Chemical Incidents..
P.A. Reinhardt

Using Risk Management Techniques to Improve Situational Awareness and Accident Reduction.
R. Lippman

Chemical safety information in PubChem.
J. Zhang, P. Thiessen, A. Gindulyte, E. Bolton

Using the chemical inventory system to create research articles that include safety information.
R.N. Vernon, K.N. Lamb

Safety as an ACS Core Value

In December, 2016, the American Chemical Society’s Board of Directors adopted “Professionalism, Safety and Ethics” as a core value of the Society in its Strategic Plan.

In order to make this commitment more concrete, ACS’s 2018 President, Dr. Peter Dorhout (his twitter feed can be found here) convened an ACS “Safety Summit” in February, 2018. The report on the ACS Safety Summit can be downloaded here.C&EN’s report on the summit can be found here.

Ralph Stuart, the chair of the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety reported to the Committee on the summit and how the Society is planning on incorporating safety into its overall strategy to support its members, educators, decision-makers and the public. His presentation to the committee can be downloaded here.

Please feel free to share any questions and comments on this work with either Peter or Ralph.

Safety Presentations from the Atlantic Basin Conference on Chemistry

ACS Safety Initiatives: Impact On The Global Chemistry Enterprise
Neal Langerman

US safety initiatives as influences on global laboratory safety
Russ Phifer

Approaching research and scale-up safety through process-oriented solutions
Harry J. Elston, Ph.D., CIH

Social and Ethical Implications (SEI) of Nanotechnology
Larry Gibbs, CIH, FAIHA

Analyzing academic laboratory accidents to prevent accidents
Craig Merlic

Risk Perception in Academic Laboratories
Imke Schroeder, Ph.D.

SERMACS Lab Safety Stories Symposium

 

Learning Laboratory Safety Through Storytelling

The story of chemical safety in the 20th (and 21st) century. R. Stuart

How does an EHS professional engage their audience?. M.B. Koza

Using learning points to create a sound safety baseline. K.W. Kretchman

A series of unfortunate events: A personal story. S.B. Sigmann

Stories of laboratory incidents teach us lessons about safety. R.H. Hill

 

Safety Guidelines for the Chemistry Professional

Over the course of 2016 and 2017, representatives of the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Chemical Safety and Division of Chemical Health and Safety developed an ACS policy statement on chemical safety as well as document describing Safety Guidelines for the Chemistry Professional. These are designed to support chemists as they perform their daily work in safe and environmentally responsible way.

Developing a Safety Culture

Institutional & Enterprise Level Efforts to Developing a Safety Culture

The Chemical Safety Board: Safety is good business and good policy. V. Sutherland

Safety Googles aren’t for nerds. T. George

Changing the federal oversight model of the Department of Energy National Laboratories. J. McBrearty

Are you prepared for a journey? K. Jeskie

Grassroots Approaches to Developing a Safety Culture

Improving Safety in the Chemical Enterprise Through Transparent Sharing of Best Safety Practices. M. Jones, L. Sellor, Dow

Back to Safety Basics at Northwestern University. M. Blayney

Building a Safety Culture: An Undergrad Perspective N. Fredstrom

OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs. D. Kalinowski

The Joint Safety Team: A researcher-led initiative for improving academic safety culture C. Gee

Collaborative efforts between faculty and embedded safety professionals to improve critical thinking skills of undergraduates
S. Sigmann

Building a Safety Culture Across the Chemical Enterprise

Building and Promoting SMS in the Federal Government. R. Meidl

Safety training vs safety education N. Bharti

Challenges and Rewards in Enforcing Laboratory Safety – First Year on the Job. R. Malaisamy

Safety Guidelines for the Chemistry Professional. K.P. Fivizzani

Safety Culture Partnering Faculty S. Elwood, R.M. Izzo, K. Angjelo

Development and implementation of a researcher oriented program J.G. Palmer

Establishing a Sustainable Safety Culture in Academic Research Labs. K.A. Miller