Jim Kaufman, Ph.D. and Raj Santhappa, M.D., instructors


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How to Be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) was developed for the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety as a one-day prep course for the CHO Certification Exam (proctored by the National Registry of Certified Chemists (NRCC)). A sample CHO exam is included at the end of the course.

Whether or not you're interested in certification, this course is essential professional development for anyone who works in a lab. Packed with gripping safety "fail" stories and sprinkled with humor, the course breaks down each element of the OSHA lab standard and then moves beyond it, giving you the skills to spot hazards that others miss and to be a safety influencer in your organization.


Topics: OSHA / EPA regulations in the lab, OSHA laboratory standard, chemical hygiene officer responsibilities, lab hazards and control methods, chemical hygiene plan development, plan implementation, CHO responsibilities beyond the lab standard, and resources for CHOs. Download Course Outline (PDF).
$350 scholarship with valid teacher IDK-12 teachers and grad students can receive a $350 scholarship to attend this course. Apply here. 
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Who Should Attend?

  • Chemical Hygiene Officers (and those who want to be)
  • Business Officers
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Professionals
  • Lab Managers / Supervisors / Workers
  • Researchers
  • Risk Managers/ Operations Managers
  • Safety/Security Directors
  • School Administrators
  • Science, Art & Technology Educators

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Lodging, transportation and meals not included in tuition for in-person courses.
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  • How To Be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer
     February 14, 2024
     9:00 am EST - 5:00 pm EST
     Virtual (Zoom Meeting)