Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Teen Workplace Health & Safety Education: Isn't It Every IH's Responsibility?

Pop-Up Education: Teen Workplace Health & Safety Education: Isn't It Every IH's Responsibility?

Mon, 5/20: 9:30 AM  - 9:55 AM Education Session 
Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) 
Room: Level 2 Lobby/Landing (200 Level) 

Description

The Teen Workplace Health & Safety Task Force has served the IH/OH profession well since its formation in 2018. They have developed materials for all IH/OH professionals to use for community outreach, lobbied their state legislatures, and are now posing a challenge to all IH professionals… isn't education about teen workplace health and safety our professional responsibility to undertake? Come out to learn more about the progress of the task force; check out the free, ready-to-use tools they have developed; and hear why your peers challenge you to help this movement.

Presented by: Jennifer Maclachlan, PID Analyzers.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Symposium in honor of Dr. Jack Driscoll, 2019 American Chemical Society Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success recipient

Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

Location: Hilton Orlando, Room: Orlando V

Time: 1pm-4:30pm Reception immediately following the program


Award Address (Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success sponsored by the Kathryn C. Hach Award Fund)

Photoionization detector for gas chromatography: From inception and PPB analysis of VOC’s to PPT analysis of heavy metals

John N. Driscoll, pidguy@aol.com, Jennifer L. Maclachlan, pidgirl@gmail.com. PID
Analyzers, LLC, Centerville, Massachusetts, United States

The 2019 Kathryn C. Hach awardee, Dr. Jack Driscoll will share his experience with
photoionization, which began in 1967 with a program on a NASA project, "A
Photoionization Mass Spectrometer for Contaminant Gases in Space Cabin
Atmospheres”. The project was successful but was not renewed. The technique was
very interesting to Driscoll and he felt that it had excellent potential as an analytical tool.
The work continued a number of years later when he started HNU Systems to develop
photoionization based analyzers for industrial hygiene and gas chromatography
markets. His company sold more than 50,000 of these analyzers. Recently Driscoll
discovered that the PID could be used with hydride generation coupled to GC/PID to
detect ppb levels of many heavy metals in food, water, juices, etc. The technique was
applied to detection of ppt levels of Hg using a gold amalgam to concentrate samples
specifically for Hg. The PID remains as a very sensitive technique for the analysis on
VOC’s and heavy metals and he will discuss the results and analytical impacts of these
measurements.

Growing up the daughter of the father of photoionization: Perspectives on life with a serial entrepreneur

Jennifer L. Maclachlan, pidgirl@gmail.com. PID Analyzers, LLC, Centerville,
Massachusetts, United States

Dr. Jack Driscoll is the 2019 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success
awardee and his daughter and business partner, Jennifer Maclachlan, will share
anecdotes of growing up Driscoll: With a father who pioneered the life saving hand-held
photoionization detector in the 1970's, acquired numerous analytical instrumentation
companies including European businesses, started and remains on the board of
directors of the world's largest privately-held in-vitro diagnostics company, a passionate
advocate for education, an avid science fiction fan and a beloved volunteer to the
Northeastern Local Section of the American Chemical Society.

Oceanographic applications for photoionization detection

Gregory A. Cutter, gcutter@odu.edu. Old Dominion Univ, Norfolk, Virginia, United
States

Chemical oceanography studies the chemistry of the planet’s oceans in relation to their
physics (circulation), geology (sources of materials), and biology. These studies include
organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry aspects. However, seawater is a high ionic
strength medium whose constituents besides the major ions that make up salinity, are
at micro- to femptomolar concentrations. This imposes substantial analytical problems.
In addition to low concentrations, many constituents are volatile (e.g., dimethyl sulfide)
or unstable with storage (e.g, FeII), necessitating determinations at sea – consider your
lab moving constantly in 3 dimensions. The photoionization detector coupled primarily
with gas chromatography is ideally suited for chemical oceanography due to its small
size, limited need for specialized compressed gases, simple and robust construction,
and extremely low detection limits for a variety of inorganic and organic molecules. This
talk will illustrate these features using the shipboard determinations of hydrogen sulfide
and metalloid chemical speciation as examples.

Arthur Obermayer and the billion-dollar SBIR program

John N. Driscoll, pidguy@aol.com, Jennifer L. Maclachlan, pidgirl@gmail.com. PID
Analyzers, LLC, Centerville, Massachusetts, United States

The Small Business Innovative Research program (SBIR) which sets aside 1.7% of 12
Government Agencies R&D budget for small businesses was initiated by the work of Dr.
Arthur Obermayer and Senator Kennedy. Obermayer’s Company, Moleculon, received
the first SBIR Grant from the NSF in 1982 for $25,000. Obermayer worked with Bush
and Dole to ensure that the patent rights went to the Company that developed the
product and not to the government. Obermayer continued to work with Kennedy and
other congressmen to expand this program to other agencies and their R&D budgets. In
2018, the SBIR/STTR program budget was $2.3 billion dollars. The total amount spent
of SBIR/STTR was $50 billion dollars. The impact that this has had on small chemical
businesses and the technology workforce will be addressed.

Connecting Safety, Education, Training & Productivity in Analytical Laboratories


Safety is a core value of the American Chemical Society and in order to create what ACS Immediate Past President, Peter Dorhout, calls "an ethos of safety", this symposium will illustrate success stories of various analytical laboratories that effectively connect safety, education, training, and productivity. Speakers will include representatives from academic, government and industrial research (both large and small) laboratories.
This symposium will be housed on the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry Program Track with a collaborative co-sponsorship from the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety during the ACS Fall National Meeting in San Diego, CA August 25-29, 2019.

Submit your abstract today (deadline is 3/25/19 11:59pm) https://callforpapers.acs.org/sandiego2019/ANYL

Connect with symposium organizers: Chris Incarvito and Jennifer Maclachlan and they can assist you with abstract submission.


Friday, March 22, 2019

SCHB is the hub for entrepreneurs in ACS


ABSTRACT SYMPOSIUM NAME: Chemical Business Poster Session
ABSTRACT SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM AREA NAME: SCHB
CONTROL ID: 3112722
PRESENTATION TYPE: Poster Only : Consider for Sci-Mix
TITLE: SCHB is the hub for entrepreneurs in ACS
AUTHORS (FIRST NAME, LAST NAME): Peter C. Lauro1George W. Ruger1Abhishek Kantak1David J. Deutsch1, Mukund Chorghade1, Janet L. Bryant1, Carlyn A. Burton1, Joseph E. Sabol1, Jennifer L. Maclachlan1, Justin Crotty1, Niteen A. Vaidya1, Anis Rahman1
INSTITUTIONS (ALL): 1. ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses, Boston, MA, United States. 
ABSTRACT BODY: 
Abstract: 
Do you have a chemical business or are you interested in starting a small chemical business? ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses is for you! SCHB helps chemists working in small enterprises, including self-employed, with the legal, social, educational, legislative, regulatory, economic, and social aspects of their unique professional status. SCHB serves as a clearinghouse of information, a forum for discussion, and a liaison between small businesses and students. SCHB has informative programs at ACS national, regional, and local section meetings, provides valuable member-only content, including discounted expo booth space at national meetings, and, most of all, a strong network of members from whom you can draw on for inspiration and support. See what SCHB is doing for you and how you can get involved.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Growing up the daughter of the father of photoionization: Perspectives on life with a serial entrepreneur


Photo by A. Wilcoxx
Dr. Jack Driscoll is the 2019 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success awardee and his daughter and business partner, Jennifer Maclachlan, will share anecdotes of growing up Driscoll: With a father who pioneered the life saving hand-held photoionization detector in the 1970's, acquired numerous analytical instrumentation companies including European businesses, started and remains on the board of directors of the world's largest privately-held in-vitro diagnostics company, a passionate advocate for education, an avid science fiction fan and a beloved volunteer to the Northeastern Local Section of the American Chemical Society.

Monday, April 1, 2019
ACS Spring National Meeting
Orlando, FL
Hilton Orlando, Room Orlando V
Event runtime: 1pm-5pm
In-room reception immediately follows this program

Growing up the daughter of the father of photoionization: Perspectives on life with a serial entrepreneur talk time: 1:45pm-2:15pm

Teen Workplace Health & Safety Education: Isn't It Every IH's Responsibility?

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