Chemical & Laboratory Safety
Chemists understand that working with chemicals and developing new materials and chemical processes involve some degree of risk. Specific incidents in academic, industrial, and public settings emphasize the need for clear focus on safety throughout the chemistry enterprise.
Committee on Chemical Safety (CCS)
Provides technical and educational leadership on safety issues. Produces peer-reviewed documents, including:
ACS Publications requires authors of technical papers to identify hazards and risk management strategies associated with the work they describe.
The Safety Zone, by C&EN
This blog covers chemical safety issues in academic and industrial research labs, as well as in manufacturing.
ACS values safety at the foundational level, through safety’s inclusion as a core strategic value and its position on safety in the chemistry enterprise.
Professionals, academicians, and educators across ACS provide a wealth of material to support chemical and laboratory safety.