Lab Safety: What Do You Need to Know to Stay Safe?

What Do You Need to Know About Lab Safety?

Lab safety is everyone’s responsibility. But chemists can struggle with understanding safety-related laws, policies, and regulations. What are researchers expected to know? Which safety rules are they required to follow, and what legal consequences do they face if they break these rules? Something so important shouldn’t be left to chance.

Now you can join ACS Chemical Health & Safety Editor-in-Chef Mary Beth Mulcahy, Development Editor Kali Miller, and Editorial Advisory Board member Ralph Stuart to explore the answers to these questions.  Check out the free, on-demand webinar: “Lab Safety for Researchers: Responsibilities, Regulations, and Lessons Learned.”

What You Will Learn About Lab Safety During this Free Webinar:

  • A look at an illuminating case study in lab safety and best practices for preventing incidents
  • Critical legal concepts applied in health and lab safety regulations
  • Differences between performance and prescriptive health and lab safety regulations
  • The most common questions graduate students ask about legal aspects of their safety responsibilities in the lab
  • Guidelines and resources for identifying and understanding researchers’ regulatory responsibilities
  • Five lessons learned about the practical aspects of managing regulations in the research lab setting, including chemical use costs, inter-agency regulatory issues, and more

Join ACS Chemical Health & Safety Editor-in-Chief Mary Beth Mulcahy (@SandiaLabs), along with Managing Editor Kali Miller (@KaliAleyse) and ACS Committee on Chemical Safety Chair Ralph Stuart  (@rstuartcih) for this exclusive free webinar on lab safety.

Related Lab Safety Resources

  • C&EN’s Stereo Chemistry Podcast, Ep. 20 – Hosts Jyllian Kemsley and Matt Davenport speak to four chemists as they share their stories of lab accidents to help the scientific community become safer
  • C&EN’s Stereo Chemistry Podcast, Ep. 21 – Hosts Jyllian Kemsley and Matt Davenport talk to experts about the importance of leadership, commitment, and education to transform lab safety from an exercise in compliance to a core element of the central science
  • Lab safety research from ACS Publications

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About ACS Chemical Health & Safety

ACS Chemical Health & Safety is a global platform for ensuring that all members of the chemical enterprise receive access to new research, lab safety information, as well as regulatory updates, effective chemical hygiene practices, and hazard assessment tools. The journal recognizes the need for all researchers to stay abreast of the changing lab safety landscape as the importance of safety within the chemistry ecosystem grows. The journal is devoted to the development of safety as a chemistry subdiscipline and reinforcing the importance of ethical and responsible professional behavior. The audience is broad and inclusive of academic and industry researchers at all levels, environmental health, and safety professionals, as well as non-research-based personnel like management, regulators, and organizational specialists.

ACS Chemical Health & Safety focuses on publishing high-quality articles on safety issues of interest to the international chemistry community. Sample topics that span the journal’s scope include

  • Risk assessment and minimization
  • Safety education training and resources
  • Security procedures
  • Lab and chemical storage layout
  • Emergency response and planning
  • Hazardous materials
  • Biosafety and radiation safety
  • Emerging contaminants
  • Regulatory requirements and implementation
  • Informative regulatory updates
  • Lab incidents and lessons learned
  • Development and management of safety cultures
  • Industrial and safety engineering
  • Chemical safety information

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