The Committee on Chemical Safety was created in 1963.
The first meeting was held at the 145th ACS National Meeting, Americana
Hotel, New York, NY. Following is an excerpt of the minutes prepared by
Secretary Arthur H. Christian:
"The Committee met in open session
on Monday, September 9, 1963, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. with six of its
members present. A total of 23 visitors signed the register. Chairman
H.K. Livingston opened the meeting by reviewing the recommendations of
the ad hoc committee for establishment of this committee, the programs
of the Committee, and progress to date. He emphasized its interest in
determining members' views and suggestions for Society activities in the
area of chemical safety and accident prevention. As one way of
achieving this goal, he noted that liaison had been established with
several of the Council Standing Committees. Thereafter, discussion
centered on the agenda topics which were published in C&EN, August
5, page 144.