Fall 2018 Chemical Health and Safety Workshops

2018 CHAS
Workshop Information and Registration

ACS National Meeting Workshops
Boston, MA, August 17 – 19, 2018

Scroll to the form at the bottom of this page
to register for the workshop of your choice.
Laboratory Waste Management 2018
(click here for workshop description)
taught by Russ Phifer, WC Environmental
Laboratory Safety – Beyond the Fundamentals
(click here for workshop description) 
taught by Jim Kaufman, Lab Safety Institute
How to be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer
(click here for workshop description)
taught by Russ Phifer, Jim Kaufman
(Note that the Chemical Hygiene Officer certification exams are no longer offered at ACS national meetings. These exams are managed by the National Registry of Certified Chemists. Visit their web site at http://www.nrcc6.org for further information.)
Reactive Chemical Management for Laboratories & Pilot Plants 
(click here for workshop description)

taught by
Neal Langerman, Advanced Chemical Safety and
Harry Elston, Midwest Chemical Safety
Health and Safety Training for Cannabis Businesses
(click here for workshop description)
taught by Melissa Wilcox, and Julia Bramante
Developing Graduate Student Leadership Skills in Laboratory Safety
(click here for workshop description)
led by Kali Serrano,  and Kaitlin Tyler, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Full day workshops begin at 8:30 and finish around 4:00 PM, with a 1 hour (no host) lunch break. The Graduate Student Safety Leadership workshop will take place on Sunday, beginning at 3:00 PM and ending about 6:00 PM.

Workshop registration fees,
per person per workshop

(see also specific registration conditions below)

Location CHAS Member Registration Fee Non-CHAS Registration Fee
New Orleans $300 early registration
$375 after February 1, 2018
$350 early registration
$425 after February 1, 2018
Boston $300 early registration
$375 after July 1, 2018
$350 early registration
$425 after July 1, 2018
Graduate Student Safety Leadership workshop $25 registration at any time
K-12 Science Teachers who are members of AACT $99 registration at any time
Note: Need based scholarships covering both registration and membership for any workshop are available for K-12 Science Teachers – contact scholarships@labsafetyinstitute.org  for more information.

Registration Notes:

One person may register for multiple workshops on a single Registration form. If you have more than one person to register using the same credit card or billing method or if you need help with the registration process, please contact Russ Phifer at 610-322-0657 or rphifer@wcenvironmental.com You will receive a confirmation that your registration has been submitted immediately upon registering. You will be sent a confirmation of registration email as soon as your registration is reviewed. Please contact 610-322-0657 if you do not receive the confirmation within four working days.


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Members of ACS who are not also members of CHAS do not qualify for the CHAS member discount.

Conditions and Cancellation/Refund Policy

Upon verified registration, information will be sent to each participant containing specific location information of the workshop. Companies may substitute registrants without prior notice or penalty. Full refund available for cancellations up to three (3) weeks prior to workshop date. 50% refund up to one (1) week prior to workshop. Cancellations made less than seven (7) days prior to workshop start date will be charged, but an 80% credit may be applied toward a future program. No-shows receive no credit and will be billed. In the event that the Division of Chemical Health and Safety is forced to cancel a workshop due to lack of registration or other causes, CHAS will notify participants at least ten (10) days in advance by email. We will notify you by email as soon as we know that the workshops will be held, i.e. we have sufficient registrants to present the workshop. CHAS suggests fully refundable air fares be used due to the potential of workshop cancellation. CHAS will not be responsible for penalties caused by these types of fares in the event of workshop cancellation.