Webinar: Emerging Opportunities in Chemical Safety

Date: Friday, December 4, 2015
Time: 11 am US/EDT
Title: Emerging Opportunities in Chemical Safety
Speakers: Ralph Stuart, Leah Rae McEwen, and Evan Bolton

Ralph Stuart (Chemical Hygiene Officer, Keene State College), Leah Rae McEwen (Director, Edna McConnell Clark Physical Sciences eLibrary and Chemistry Librarian, Cornell University), and Evan Bolton (Lead Scientist, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U. S. National Library of Medicine) will present a webinar entitled: Emerging Opportunities in Chemical Safety Information on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11 am US/Eastern Standard Time.

Abstract: Public and professional concern about chemical safety in laboratories have mounted over the last decade as a series of incidents in research, teaching and high school settings have led to serious injuries and deaths. In response, several ACS committees and divisions have provided guidance on developing risk assessments for laboratory procedures. However, this strategy faces two specific challenges:

1) convenient access to reliable chemical safety information; and

2) lack of systematic guidance to use this information to identify appropriate hazard management strategies.

This webinar will describe collaborative efforts between the Divisions of Chemical Information and Chemical Health and Safety to address these challenges. Specific resources, such as PubChem’s Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries will be described, as well as logic tools which can support the use of these resources. Opportunities for partnerships for further improving these sources and tools will be discussed.

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We hope you will be able to join us for this presentation,
Carmen and Belinda

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