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    You are correct a mechanically ventilated enclosure is necessary Dennis

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    Hi Renee, I am assuming the cylinder size is larger than a lecture bottle? Fluorine is also a CFATS COI at 6.17% and greater concentration (Theft TPQ 15 lbs). Can the PI use a concentration lower than 6.17%? Even at 5% fluorine in a cylinder larger than ...

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    Thank you to everyone that was able to make the CSHEMA Academy Safety Culture 101 Series REBOOT meeting on June 8 th .  We will be moving forward with developing four 1-hour presentations based around Who, What, How, and Where themes (Groups 1 – 4, respectively; ...

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    Renee Is the fluorine gas mix by chance for a laser system ? If so, past experience has been that researchers sometimes feel they need higher concentrations than necessary. Depending on your application(s), normal pressure vs vacuum, etc etc ...

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    Greetings Renee’, A review of the codes and standards that are applicable to your state is the first step. In Delaware we have a State Fire Prevention Regulation that adopts NFPA 45 and 55 which requires Toxic and Extremely Toxic gases be placed in gas ...

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    CSHEMA Open House Tomorrow! Join us and hear from the Board of Trustees, our Committee, Task Force, and Community of Practice leaders as they tell you about their groups and ways to get involved. WHEN:  June 11, 2021 12:00 ...

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    CHEMA Colleagues, I am looking for any recommendations for our EH&S team on the code and safety requirements for the setting up of a fluorine chemistry lab.  We have a professor who is interested in using fluorine gas mixture 20% F2 / 80% Ar and anhydrous ...

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    Please find attached the meeting agenda for next Wednesday's Performing Arts Community of Practice meeting at 3pm Eastern Standard time. ------------------------------ Daryl Garsik Environmental Health and Safety Specialist II Nova Southeastern University ...

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    Colleagues we have a job opening for a Safety Specialist at Cal State San Marcos.  We are located in beautiful north San Diego County, east of Oceanside.  The Specialist position announcement can be found here at this URL: the following employment ...

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    What do you use to create SDS's for synthesized chemicals?   We require researchers to create an SDS for anything that they might be handing off to another department for analysis of further use.  Years ago someone here created a fillable PDF form but ...

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    We are seeking a Program & Application Administrator to join our outstanding team.  This position will support the development of technology solutions for EH&S programs and provides broad University support for EH&S' data systems. For more information ...

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    The call for presentations now open for CSHEMA's Fall 2021 Symposium taking place October 12-14! As universities see a rapid return to pre-COVID activity, EH&S professionals find themselves at the brink of change. The goal of this program is to capture ...

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    This  opportunity is a key role within an excellent EHS group.  The University of North Texas is a Tier 1 Research Institution  Full details and application here: https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/45882 ------------------------------ ...

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    Dear All, Our Reboot Meeting will be June 8th at 3pm Eastern Time. Please access the meeting through the Safety Culture CoP CSHEMA webpage. Looking forward to seeing y'all there! Cheers, Anthony ------------------------------ Anthony Appleton Research ...

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    Hello, We are hiring a Senior Industrial Hygienist in our Laboratory Safety Group (posted on the CSHEMA Career Center). Please send to anyone you think may be interested! Senior Industrial Hygienist, University of Maryland- College Park, MD ------------------------------ ...

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    Lawerence Berkeley National Laboratory has an excellent program. I am using theirs as a reference for building our program. It is one of the best I have seen for managing experimental lab electrical. https://electricalsafety.lbl.gov/ ------------------------------ ...

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    Is there a certified trainer in your campus's College of Business? You could try that. Lori Welch EHS Coordinator Risk & Safety Dept. Dempsey, Rm. 214 UW Oshkosh (920) 424-0985

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    NEC requires that appliances connected to house power be inspected for safety. We allow any appliance inspected by a nationally recognized test lab under an appropriate UL standard, and whatever our campus master electrician is comfortable with. ...

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    Good Morning Jim, Thank you for posing your question.  We're constantly working with groups regarding homemade electrical and other apparatus/appliances.  Whether we discover these items through inspections or are asked to consult on the process, we ...

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    NETWORKING HOUR Several of our Communities of Practice and Committees have stepped up to host a series of networking events for members. The intention of the networking event is to meet informally and have an open networking/social hour - something ...

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    Greetings from Oregon State,   Does anyone have a policy or Safety Guide, etc.. on the proper way to go about constructing or getting on campus approval for homemade electrical or other potentially unsafe appliances or equipment?  Is the practice strictly ...

  • 5S training vendors

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    Good morning,  Has anyone used a vendor to provide 5S training to graduate researchers (College of Engineering)? If so, what company and would you recommend them (pros/cons)? Please include the format (virtual/in-person). I appreciate any leads! Have ...

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    Hi All, Is anyone willing to share their tabletop exercise for reopening the University to see which gaps we may need to fill? While we have covered the big areas (vaccination, written plan, implementation of Cal/OSHA's emergency temporary standards, ...

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    Thanks Courtney. That's the same position we are in. Work from home policies were quickly developed for COVID but weren't thorough enough to be applied to "non-emergency" circumstances. As is true for many employers, hybrid work schedules are now a ...

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    My institution is developing the policy now. We had a web meeting last week, that centered on the topic; it was surprising! Last March it was cobbled together, and now it will be a similar process, still requires supervisory and HR approvals. Once it ...

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    Good thread, thanks everyone. ------------------------------ Geoff Dervishian, ASP Instructional Support Technician Fresno State University Fresno, CA 559 278 2627 gdervishian@csufresno.edu ------------------------------

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    Phillip, Teaching labs are more likely to be a good candidate for a ductless fume hood since they tend to have a more static set of less hazardous materials used compared to chemical-heavy research labs. Our expectations for groups to use ductless fume ...

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    Robert, Here's the link to ours. Note the Ergonomics requirements pasted below. Last, as with all computer and workspace arrangements, all workspaces will be expected to follow Penn State's ergonomic guidelines ( http://ehs.psu.edu/ ...

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    Our policy in our Chemical Hygiene plan: "Ductless Fume Hoods - All air enters through the hood and is exhausted through a charcoal and HEPA filter. This filtered air is exhausted into the laboratory. Users must have permission of EHS to purchase." ...

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    Good morning, This is from our laboratory design guidelines: Ductless Fume Hoods Portable, non-ducted fume hoods are generally not permitted; however, a portable hood may be used for limited applications (e.g., used inside of an existing hood ...

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    Hi last April 2020 there was a similar thread on "Benchtop/Portable fume hoods" which has a lot of good information in it.  FYI ------------------------------ Kathryn Craig Chemical Safety Officer Tufts University Boston MA ------------------------- ...

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    Does anyone have policies that strictly forbid ductless fume hood use on campus?  If you do allow it, do you have an approval process for it or only allow them for certain applications like teaching labs? ------------------------------ Phillip Bellan ...

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    Thanks very much Zachary! Robert LaFlamme, BS Bio Safety Specialist Safety Management University of Maine System 207-581-408 7 , 207-399-0 527 /cell "Being Flexible, Building ...

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    Here you go: https://policies.vt.edu/assets/4325.pdf ------------------------------ Zachary Adams Asst. Director Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg VA 540-231-5985 ------------------------------

  • Aircuity

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    Good morning, Our energy conservation group in Facilities desires to use Aircuity (https://www.aircuity.com/case-studies/) in both the renovation of an existing HVAC serving one our research buildings, as well as new construction. I can support using ...

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    We are looking to develop a "Work From Home" HR policy that addresses the requirements/conditions for approval to work from home in the post COVID setting.  Does anyone have a policy that they have implemented that defines prerequisites that need to be ...

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    Thank you Victor. You and bruce have provided great information.  We have concerns for the impact on our researchers and if there are any effects on Maximum Allowable Quantities particularly even patients are entering the space and it is an ambulatory ...

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    Debra: We have several mixed use buildings, similar to what Bruce mentioned. Our experience with Joint Commission is also similar. They are typically only interested in the clinical space, however, we also maintain building inspection and ...

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    Debra,  We have several clinical facilities in mixed use buildings. Depending on the occupancy of the clinic, we focus on separation of occupancies in these buildings. Most of our clinics are a business occupancy under NFPA, but we do have a few ambulatory ...

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    Hi all, I am reaching out to the University-Hospital communities to ask how you handle putting healthcare spaces such as a diagnostic support laboratory or an ambulatory clinic in a primarily research building  in terms of regulatory oversight and its ...

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    Howdy CSHEMA! Attached is my next installment of From the President. In this message: Who is Dr. Fay M. Thompson?; Annual Conference; Professional Development Opportunities; CSHEMA Open House & Networking Hour Events; Board of Trustees; and Membership ...

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    Hello CSHEMA friends and colleagues, I'm excited to be hosting the pilot session of the CSHEMA networking hour!  This will take place at 1pm Eastern on Thursday, May 27th. The idea is that we'd like to meet informally and have an open networking/social ...

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    Thank you! We had an overwhelming response and I am pleased to request that you hold JUNE 8th 1-2pm MST for our Safety Culture CoP Academy Course Discussion. Also be on the lookout for a followup message by June 1st for further details about the meeting. ...

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    No code. Your member discount should be automatically applied once you log into your account. Log into your account Navigate to the conference registration page and click Register Now You should see the following next to Event Fee(s) "Event ...

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    Is there a discount code? Thank you, -- Juliana Cayetano , CESCO| EHS Chemical and Environmental Management Specialist desk: (415) 405-3521 mobile: (415) 361-2135 jcayetano@sfsu.edu | San ...

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    Hello CSHEMA!  I am interested to know if anyone has used an app called Snap Fix? One of the departments on our campus has experimented with the free trial and is looking to expand to other departments including EHS.  Thought I would inquire if anyone ...

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    All, Stanford EH&S recently posted an opening for a Research Safety Specialist II position. This is the same sort of position I'm in, so if anyone is interested and has any questions, please feel free to get in touch! Sincerely, ------------------------------ ...

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    Dear All, THANK YOU for the 26 responses so far! I will be closing the poll on Wednesday, May 12th. You have 48-hours left to participate! We are rebooting our discussion about developing a Safety Culture Academy Course, which wil be a 4-hour course ...

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    Hello, Colleagues: San Jacinto College is seeking qualified candidates for a Director of Sustainability and Energy Management.  https://sanjac.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/3/home/requisition/2884?c=sanjac Thank you! Susana Gonzalez<o:p></o:p> ------------------------------ ...

  • Water Quality Analysis

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    Dear CSHEMA Peeps; I'm looking for a reputable water quality laboratory, preferably in the mid-Atlantic area. Their capabilities and trustworthiness are important. Asking for a friend (really). Thanks! -C ------------------------------ Courtney Kerr ...