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Title: Bringing Safety to Chemistry for Life

Abstract

Recently, the chemistry enterprise as a whole has experienced a monumental shift in the way that it understands and approaches safety, both within society and as part of the science of chemistry. The American Chemical Society (ACS) has embraced this change and has committed to modelling it by incorporating “safety” into its core values. In early 2018, a Safety Summit involving stakeholders from across the chemistry enterprise was convened to consider strategies for “accelerating the adoption of an ethos of safety across the chemical enterprise”. The summit concluded in a better understanding of the factors influencing the implementation of safe chemical practices, programs in progress to effect change in this area, and gaps where additional effort is needed. Opportunities were identified where the ACS could make a meaningful impact on chemical safety and which aligned with the goals of the Society. Here, we will describe how the ACS strategic plan addresses the chemical safety challenges in relation to both historical influences and the current environment.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Keene State College,Keene, NH (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1506792
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Chemical Health and Safety
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: TBD; Journal Issue: TBD; Journal ID: ISSN 1871-5532
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Stuart, Ralph, and Pickel, Joseph M. Bringing Safety to Chemistry for Life. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.jchas.2018.12.001.
Stuart, Ralph, & Pickel, Joseph M. Bringing Safety to Chemistry for Life. United States. doi:10.1016/j.jchas.2018.12.001.
Stuart, Ralph, and Pickel, Joseph M. Fri . "Bringing Safety to Chemistry for Life". United States. doi:10.1016/j.jchas.2018.12.001.
@article{osti_1506792,
title = {Bringing Safety to Chemistry for Life},
author = {Stuart, Ralph and Pickel, Joseph M.},
abstractNote = {Recently, the chemistry enterprise as a whole has experienced a monumental shift in the way that it understands and approaches safety, both within society and as part of the science of chemistry. The American Chemical Society (ACS) has embraced this change and has committed to modelling it by incorporating “safety” into its core values. In early 2018, a Safety Summit involving stakeholders from across the chemistry enterprise was convened to consider strategies for “accelerating the adoption of an ethos of safety across the chemical enterprise”. The summit concluded in a better understanding of the factors influencing the implementation of safe chemical practices, programs in progress to effect change in this area, and gaps where additional effort is needed. Opportunities were identified where the ACS could make a meaningful impact on chemical safety and which aligned with the goals of the Society. Here, we will describe how the ACS strategic plan addresses the chemical safety challenges in relation to both historical influences and the current environment.},
doi = {10.1016/j.jchas.2018.12.001},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Health and Safety},
number = TBD,
volume = TBD,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}

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