ACS CENTER FOR Lab Safety

The ACS Center for Lab Safety supports and promotes the safe, ethical, responsible, and sustainable practice of chemistry through easy access to authoritative tools, education, training, and guidance.

Upcoming Safety Events

CHAS Professional Workshop
November 2021

Dates: November 2021 
Location: Online

Registration for the CHAS professional workshops is now open. Eventbrite links appear below each workshop description on the CHAS Workshop page:

SERMACS Symposium: Risk Management in Teaching and Research Settings

Date: November 10-1 3, 2021.
Location: Birmingham, AL (In Person)

Learn how to teach laboratory safety and make a long-term impact on students at SERMACS.

ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety

CHAS presents a variety of chemical safety workshops for chemistry professionals and safety education stakeholders.

Safety is an ACS Core Value

Safety is a core strategic value for the Society and it is highlighted in the ACS Strategic Plan.

“We support and promote the safe, ethical, responsible, and sustainable practice of chemistry coupled with professional behavior and technical competence. We recognize a responsibility to safeguard the health of the planet through chemical stewardship.”

Develop Your Skills

From student, to research team leader, to small business entrepreneur, safety skills and knowledge require conscious development and commitment from everyone involved in the chemical enterprise. The ACS Center for Lab Safety supports and promotes the safe, ethical, responsible, and sustainable practice of chemistry through easy access to authoritative tools, education, training, and guidance. Through our courses you can learn how to:

Employ lab safety skills & best practices

Manage risks & issues

Conduct experiments & research

Demonstrate technical subject matter expertise