The American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Health and Safety
developed the Chemical Reactivity Hazards: Laboratory and Pilot Scale Recognition and Control Workshop
through the OSHA and Process Safety Alliance. The workshop provides participants with the knowledge
and skill to screen processes for potential hazards, recognize when reactive hazards are present, and
implement appropriate controls to reduce the risk of an incident associated with chemical reactivity
hazards in laboratories and pilot plants. Workshop attendees review case studies of actual incidents
and do screening examples in order to understand the screening and recognition process. During the
workshop, group discussions of control methods allow participants to share their experiences and to
evaluate methods for controlling reactivity risks.
Information discussed in the Chemical Reactivity Hazards: Laboratory and Pilot Scale Recognition
and Control Workshop includes the use of equipment, such as the correct chiller, to reduce
chemical reactivity hazards
This workshop draws heavily on the Managing Chemical Reactivity Hazards: A Workshop for Non-Chemists
workshop which was developed by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) for the OSHA and
Chemical Reactivity Hazards Management Alliance.
ACS representative, Neal Langerman, Ph.D., Advanced Chemical Safety, is presenting the following
Chemical Reactivity Hazards: Laboratory and Pilot Scale Recognition and Control workshops throughout
the United States during 2008:
- August 16, 2008: ACS Fall 2008 National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- July 2, 2008: ACS 37th Northeast Regional Meeting, Burlington, Vermont.
- May 13, 2008: OSHA Region X Training Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
- April 30-May 1, 2008: Safety Partners, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts.