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'Safety Matters': A successful launch on Cape Cod to the 7th grade at Monomoy Regional Middle School

'Safety Matters' has officially been launched on Cape Cod. I gave three back-to- back presentations to over 100 7th graders who attend the Monomoy Regional Middle School in Chatham, MA (Cape Cod) on Friday December 16, 2016. The 7th grade students had an abbreviated schedule: 30 minute blocks of curriculum today instead of the usual 50 minute blocks to accommodate an enrichment at the end of the day facilitated by the Museum of Science. I presented the 'Safety Matters' training module to each of the three groups during their science block in the auditorium.  What exactly is 'Safety Matters'? Safety Matters is an educational module developed jointly by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) designed to be facilitated by AIHA member volunteers, like myself, grassroots-style, in their own communities to students in grades 7-12. The intention of this program is to provide general aware…

New! Hand-held portable GC for specific benzene measurements and more!

We introduced our newest portable analyzer, the GC 121, at the New England Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association all-day technical conference in Sturbridge, MA on Tuesday October 18, 2016. 
The following week we were a proud Silver Sponsor of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Fall Conference in San Antonio, TX October 23 and 24, 2016. Learn more about us and our products here







Featured portable analyzer specifications:

Description Model 102+ ppb Model 115 FID Model GC121 PID Dimensions 10.5” x3” x 2.7” 10.5” x3” x 2.7” 10.5” x3” x 4.25” Analyzer Weight # 1.9 2.2 4.95

'Safety Matters' on Cape Cod

On Friday December 16, 2016, I'll be rolling out the education module 'Safety Matters' to the 7th grade at the Monomoy Regional Middle School in Chatham, Cape Cod. This general awareness training program developed jointly by the National Institute of Occupational Heath and Safety (NIOSH) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is designed to teach young workers how to identify workplace hazards and know their rights as workers.
Why is this important? Here are some statistics you may not know:  "Approximately 1.6 million U.S. teens (aged 15–17) work.Every nine minutes, a U.S. teen is injured on the job.On average, each year:59,800 workers under the age of 18 are sent to the ER for job-related injuries37 workers under the age of 18 die on the job.Young workers are twice as likely to be injured compared to adult workers." (from https://www.aiha.org/get-involved/SafetyMattersCenter/Pages/default.aspx)As you may know, if you follow any of my social media,…

Science Communication Panel at #f16mrs

Science Communication Panel at #f16mrs How to Use Social Media for Connecting with Colleagues and the Press Sunday, November 27
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sheraton, 5th Floor, The Fens This panel will discuss how materials researchers can leverage social  media as a networking tool as well as a way to promote their work  through the press and to the public. 
Each panelist will present for twenty minutes and a one hour facilitated  discussion will follow. Moderator Christopher D. Incarvito
Yale University
@cincarvito Christopher D. Incarvito has served as Director of Research Operations and Technology at Yale University's West Campus since 2011. In this role he leads development of research, faculty recruitment, campus expansion, sustainability, and has oversight for communications. He is responsible for the quality and creation of new research programming and facilities through collaborative work with faculty, directors, deans, department chairs and other university leadership. He spearheads an…

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New! Hand-held PID-based GC

Our new Model PID GC 121 was introduced this month at the New England local section American Industrial Hygiene Association (NEAIHA) all-day conference and at the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Fall Conference. 


This photoionization detector (PID) based hand-held analyzer uses a gas chromatograph (GC) to separate a variety of toxic chemicals present in the workplace at chemical manufacturing facilities, refineries, plants, emergency response situations, laboratories and all other operations that require monitoring of processes for industrial hygiene worker health and environmental safety applications.

The PID GC 121 is a highly customized analyzer. There are over 250 chemical compounds that can be detected using a PID. When coupled with a GC, this PID can deliver specific direct reading results for similar chemical compounds within the same detection range. This would eliminate the need for the common costly gas detection consumable items like detector tubes. Instead of …

Presentation of the 2016 Northeast Region E. Ann Nalley Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society by Laura Pence to Dr. Jack Driscoll

Join us in San Antonio for the AIHA Fall Conference on Leadership & Management

In about a week we’ll be headed to San Antonio and we hope you'll join us! If you can't travel to the meeting but still want to participate, check out how to register for the virtual conferencehere.

We’re proud to participate as a Silver Conference Partner for the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) AIHA’s Fall Conference on Leadership and Management.

With dynamic education sessions organized by tracks, an excellent line-up of speakers and coordinated events to facilitate networking, AIHA’s Fall Conference is the best setting for IH/OEHS professionals to collaborate and learn.


Make sure you visit us at the center of it all, the Hub! We’ll be there to showcase the new additions to our HNU portable gas detection product line which includes the Model 121 hand-held gas chromatograph, the Model 115 and the latest HNU PID's (with sensors, ppb readings etc). Plus, you can enjoy some refreshments, swap ideas with your colleagues, and boost your creativity with interactive …

Cape Cod Forensic Science Cafe at Cape Cod Celebrates National Chemistry Week 2016

Join us for our fourth annual Cape Cod Celebrates National Chemistry Week at the Cape & Islands Boy Scouts Camp Greenough’s Wicked Cool Autumn Welcome featuring the Cape Cod Forensic Science Cafe: A hands-on experience led by local area businesses, educators and members of the Northeastern Local Section of the American Chemical Society. This event is open to the public. Barnstable County Sheriff’s office will show fingerprinting techniques used by the county to solve crimes, Cambridge Science Festival’s Science on the Street and Palladium Science Academy of NY will utilize the forensic theme in their hands-on activities. Stay tuned to the Cape Cod Science Cafe blog for more featured activities. Participants who complete all science cafe activities will earn a Wicked Cool Science Cafe badge for their efforts. Contact me if you would like to volunteer at this event or learn about volunteer opportunities at other public outreach education events in the Boston area. 

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