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Course Title: How To Be A More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer
Categories: 1 - Forensics
2 - Industrial Hygiene and Lab Safety
3 - Management/Professional Development
4 - Petroleum Analysis
5 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
6 - Polymers
7 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
Instructor(s): James Kaufman Course Number: 77
Affiliation: Laboratory Safety Institute
Course Date: 03/09/2016 - Wednesday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $550 ($750 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee: $74

Course Description
How to be a more effective CHO How To Be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer is an intensive one-day short course designed help you improve your CHO skills and your chemical hygiene plan. Whether you are a new Chemical Hygiene Officer or an "old" one, you will find something to put to real use in this fast-paced presentation. This one-day short course was developed by RJG Associates as the prep course for the National Registry of Certified Chemists (NRCC) Chemical Hygiene Officer Certification Exam. It covers the lab standard, other lab regulations, the role of the CHO, getting others involved, developing your chemical hygiene plan, lab hazards, and resources. Please bring both a written and electronic copy of your CHP so you can work on it at the course. Contact LSI to inquire about 1-3 Graduate Credits:

Target Audience
EHS Staff and Managers Lab Managers Lab Supervisors Lab Technicians Lab Workers Scientists Science Educators Science Faculty, Staff, Teachers Risk Managers Chemical Hygiene Officers Safety/Security Directors Facilities Directors/Managers Anyone wanting a better safety program

Course Outline
0. Introduction
1. The Chemical Hygiene Officer
2. OSHA/EPA Regulations in the Lab
3. The OSHA Laboratory Standard
4. Chemical Hygiene Officer Responsibilities
Discussion Period
5. Lab Hazards and Control Methods
6. Chemical Hygiene Plan Development and Improvement
7. Chemical Plan Implementation
8. CHO Responsibilities Beyond the Laboratory Standard
9. Resources for Chemical Hygiene Officers
10. Sample Test/Review

Course Instructor's Biography
Dr. James Kaufman is President/CEO of The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) and former Professor of Chemistry and EHS Director at Curry College. He received his bachelors degree in chemistry from Tufts University and his doctorate in organic chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). After two years as a post-doctoral fellow in the WPI Chemical Engineering Department converting garbage into fuel oil, Dr. Kaufman joined the Dow Chemical Company's New England Research Laboratory as a Process Research Chemist. During his four years with Dow, he became increasingly involved in laboratory safety related activities. He authored "Laboratory Safety Guidelines". Originally distributed by Dow, now over four million copies (in thirteen languages) of the widely requested and reprinted brochure are in circulation. Dr. Kaufman is the founder and President/CEO of The Laboratory Safety Institute – an international, non-profit center for safety in science and science education. LSI's lectures and training programs, AV-lending library, Mini-Grants, Internet discussion list, and publications help both academic and non-academic institutions throughout the world. LSI is supported, in part, by grants from individuals, foundations, companies and professional societies. LSI conducts seminars, short courses, program audits and lab inspections for schools, colleges, and companies. They also provide advice on regulatory compliance, safety program development, facilities design, editorial commentary on laboratory texts, and expert witness testimony. LSI serves of 150 different types of labs in over 30 countries. Dr. Kaufman is a former, ten-year member of the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Council Committee on Chemical Safety and is past-chairman of the 2,500-member ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety. He is the author-narrator of the ACS Audio Course on Laboratory Safety and editor of "Waste Disposal at Academic Institutions" from Lewis Publishers. He recorded and edited the "One-Day Laboratory Safety Audio Seminar" and "Two-Day Lab Safety Video Course." He co-authored “Safety Is Elementary: the new standard for safety in the elementary science classroom”. Most recently, he recorded a one, two and three-day on-demand lab safety course for LSI (for those who are “remotely interested”(sm) in lab safety.