The CCS Safety Advisory Panel (SAP) is a technical environmental, health, and safety resource for the Committee on Chemical Safety (CCS) and ACS as a whole in addressing emerging and complex chemical safety and regulatory issues on an as needed basis.
In 2015, the Laboratory Chemical and Waste Management Task Force was reformed and renamed the Safety Advisory Panel (SAP). A primary focus of the former Task Force since its inception in 1981 was laboratory waste management and associated regulations. The SAP's mission has been expanded to include special projects associated with laboratory safety, such as the development and implementation of chemical safety levels (CSLs) and chemical information systems.
SAP meets once a year to respond to CCS requests for assistance, to identify emerging issues, and to establish project plans that support ACS in responding to those issues. The panel:
Influence legislation and regulation.
Inform laboratory professionals to help them understand and comply with EHS regulations.
Inspire good laboratory EHS management practices.