The American Chemical Society and the chemistry community owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the Task Force members who volunteered considerable time and energy to produce the original publication Identifying and Evaluating Hazards in Research Laboratories (PDF), the source material for this website.
The original publication was commissioned by the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety and produced in close coordination with the Division of Chemical Health and Safety in response to the Chemical Safety Board recommendations to: “Develop good practice guidance that identifies and describes methodologies to assess and control hazards that can be used successfully in a research laboratory."
The Task Force worked to achieve the following goals:
This collection of methods and tools for assessing hazards in research laboratories is based on the publication, Identifying and Evaluating Hazards in Research Laboratories. The guide was published in 2015 by the Hazard Identification and Evaluation Task Force of the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Chemical Safety in response to a recommendation from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.