Careers in Chemical Safety for Chemists


Have you ever thought about a career in Environmental Health and Safety? Ensuring a safe and professional lab environment is a rewarding and growing career field.

Join a panel of Environmental Health and Safety experts from ORNL, MIT, and the ACS CHAS Division as they discuss how chemists can get involved in this profession, what opportunities are available in this field, and what skills employers are seeking for this role.

What You Will Learn

  • How aspects of the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) profession have evolved over the last decade, especially laboratory and chemical safety focused roles
  • What skills and credentials chemists interested in the EHS field will need
  • Opportunities and challenges in switching to the EHS field with a background in chemistry

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Meet the Experts  

Joseph Pickel
ESH&Q Coordinator, Fusion and Fission Energy and Sciences Directorate,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Whitney R. Hess
PhD, Assistant Director, Safety Systems and Programs,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Debbie Decker
Retired Chemical and Laboratory Safety Officer,
University of California, Davis

Ralph Stuart
CIH, CCHO Membership Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety,
American Chemical Society

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