Committee on Chemical Safety

Publications, tips, and other information to improve safety in schools, the workplace, and beyond.

Welcome to the Committee on Chemical Safety (CCS)! This section highlights the Committee's activities and provides administrative resources for its members. Our primary activities include:

  • Publication of standards, tools, and other materials for use in classrooms, laboratories, and the workplace
  • Development of safety policy statements for the ACS Board of Directors
  • Providing advice and assistance to other ACS committees and members
  • Presentation and sponsorship of symposia

Mission

To promote and advance positive safety cultures by providing authoritative resources.

Vision

A culture that results in all chemical practitioners working safely.


Upcoming Meetings & Events

  • CCS Open and Executive Meeting Meeting: Monday, March 19, 7-8:30 a.m. / Hilton Riverside Hotel, Grand Balroom B
  • Agenda Book for CCS meetings in New Orleans.

CCS Subcommittees & Advisory Panel

These specialized groups are responsible for reviewing chemical safety issues as identified by Society members and the general public.

Communications

Focus Area: Communicating safe practices in chemical activities

Education

Focus Area: Handling of chemicals; safe facilities, designs, and ops

Safety Solutions

Focus Area: Encouraging safe practices in chemical activities

Advisory Panel

Focus Area: Special projects associated with laboratory safety