SafetyAppendix

SafetyAppendix - Proposal for Appendix on Safety Considerations to be included in Undergraduate Independent Study Theses ACS Requirement"A student

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Proposal for Appendix on Safety Considerations to be included in Undergraduate Independent Study Theses ACS Requirement. "A student using research to meet the ACS certification requirements must prepare a well-written, comprehensive, and well-documented research report including safety considerations." (From "Undergraduate Professional Education in Chemistry" Spring 2008, ACS Committee on Professional Training, p.13) [Emphasis added.] Proposal. A student using research independent study to meet a requirement for a degree in chemistry must submit a "well-written, comprehensive, and well- documented research report" that includes an appendix on safety considerations. This requirement becomes effective in spring 2011 for students seeking an ACS-certified BS degree and/or Graduation with Distinction in Chemistry, and in fall 2011 for all other majors. Proposed Content of an Appendix on Safety. The appendix on safety should include assessments of the chemical, physical, and biological hazards involved in the research project and the steps taken to mitigate these hazards. Chemical hazards . Assessment includes health, fire, reactivity, and contact hazards associated with all the chemicals used in the research project. The steps taken to minimize risks include the use of appropriate personal protective equipment and use of standard operating procedures provided by the research director. The recommended format for summarizing chemical hazards and their mitigations is a table such as that shown below. Table 1. Summary of chemical hazards and mitigations. Numerical codes used to indicate the extent of the hazard are: 0 = no known hazard, 1 = slight, 2 = moderate, 3 = severe, and 4 = extreme. Abbreviations used for personal protective equipment are: G = goggles, = goggles and face shield, LC = lab coat, = lab coat and apron, and H = vented hood. Abbreviations used for types of gloves are: R = rubber, PVC = Polyvinyl chloride, BV = butyl viton, Nit = nitrile, Neo = neoprene. For Standard Operating Procedure "yes" indicates that it was provided by research director. Chemical
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course CHEM 197 taught by Professor Bonk during the Summer '11 term at Duke.

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