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Chemistry and EH&S win Health and Safety Award from American Chemical Society

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Mar 8 2017

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Stanford’s Department of Chemistry and Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) have been selected to receive the 2017 SafetyStratus College and University Health and Safety Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Health and Safety (CHAS).

Presented to a comprehensive lab safety program at an institution of higher education, the SafetyStratus Award recognizes Stanford for “establishing, promoting and sustaining an outstanding undergraduate chemical safety program.”

“The award demonstrates the effectiveness of ongoing collaboration between the academic teaching and research programs and the environmental health and safety programs at Stanford,” said Larry Gibbs, Associate Vice Provost for Stanford EH&S.

The 2017 CHAS SafetyStratus Award will be presented on August 20, 2017 at the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C. Representatives from the Department of Chemistry and EH&S will attend the awards ceremony to accept the honor on behalf of Stanford.

“The Department of Chemistry is honored and proud to receive this award with EH&S in recognition of our shared commitment to advancing a strong culture of laboratory safety at Stanford,” said Keith Hodgson, Chair of the Stanford Department of Chemistry. “By training our students in a secure environment, we are helping them develop critical safety awareness skills that they will carry into future places of work.”