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Educating for OSHA savvy chemists
Utterback, Paul J.
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : American Chemical Society, 1998.
Physical Description:
ix, 191 pages ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"Developed from a symposium sponsored by the Divisions of Chemical Health and Safety and Chemical Education at the 213th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, California, April 13-17, 1997."
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QD63.5 .E38 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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This book discusses how the basic principles of chemical safety can be incorporated in chemical education curricula. It includes numerous examples and techniques, and it describes chemical laboratory compliance programs written in accordance with OSHA's laboratory standards. The bookemphasizes the teaching of complex toxicological, regulatory, industrial hygiene, and chemical hazard information.

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Paul J. Utterback, Oregon Institute of Technology. David A. Nelson, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming.

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Chemical health and safety has attracted national attention during the past 20 years, both from an occupational as well as an environmental perspective. This book addresses the dual issues of curriculum reform as well as compliance with laboratory health and safety regulations and recommends creating opportunities to integrate chemical health and safety education into existing courses. Up-to-date, precise explanations of chemical health and safety terms are provided; relevant OSHA regulations are clearly reviewed, explained, and summarized; practical strategies are presented and justified to make it easy to comply with these codes and regulations. The development and implementation of innovative health and safety training programs at several colleges and universities are described in some detail and offered as generic models. An important note is that many of these programs are designed to educate not just undergraduate students but also faculty, administrators, and research staff, often a tougher audience to persuade. Levels of responsibility and the chain of command for health and safety compliance are outlined. A plethora of up-to-date references and resources, including Internet addresses, is provided in every chapter. A teaching text as well as a resource for chemical hygiene officers, industrial hygienists, and other laboratory health and safety professionals. Lower-division undergraduates; faculty; professionals; two-year technical program students. A. S. Casparian; Wentworth Institute of Technology

Table of Contents

Why Educate for OSHA Savvy Chemists?
1 Educating for OSHA Savvy Chemists: the Role of Academia in a Shared ResponsibilityPaul J. Utterback and David A. Nelson
2 Safety Is Part of the Job: Why Employees Want Workplace-Savvy ChemistsAndrea Sutherland
3 Laboratory Safety and New Jersey Institute of Technology's Chemical Hygiene PlanNorman J. Van Houten
4 Laboratory Waste Management and Waste DeterminationsRussell W. Phifer
5 Motivating Laboratory Instructors at a Major University to Formally Incorporate Safety Education into Their CurriculaModel Chemical Hygiene Plans and Safety Programs in AcademiaR. B. Schwartz
6 Chemistry Safety at MichiganRichard J. Giszezak
7 Health and Safety Projects in the College of Chemistry at the University of California, BerkeleyKurt W. Dreger and Steven F. Pedersen
8 Electronic Media in Chemical Safety Education at University of California at San DiegoR. Vernon Clark and J. G. Palmer
9 Chemical Hygiene Plan Program at North Carolina State UniversityGeorge H. Wahl, Jr., and David Rainer
10 Safety in the Chemistry Curriculum at Iowa State UniversityGordon J. Miller and Paul Richmond
Techniques for Achieving an OSHA Savvy Chemist
11 Evaluation and Refocusing Chemical Safety Practices and Instruction at a Mid-Size CollegeE. Eugene Gooch, Eugene Grimley and Paul Utterback
12 Creating a Labeling System with Compliance and Educational ValuePaul J. Utterback and Kathy Sale
13 Preparations of Experiment-Specific Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries from Material Safety Data Sheets for Undergraduate Chemistry CoursesDavid A. Nelson
14 Chemical Health and Safety Concepts for the Chemistry CurriculumJavid Mohtasham
15 Testing for Chemical Health and Safety UnderstandingLucy Pryde Eubanks
Author Index
Subject Index