Safety Committee


Mission: To provide resources and strategies to chemical and science educators in order to prepare chemists and others to function safely when using chemicals.

Vision: Education that embeds accurate chemical safety instruction at all educational levels.

Activities and Highlights

The committee regularly arranges and sponsors symposia at national ACS meetings and the BCCE. These are often co-sponsored with the Committee on Chemical Safety (CCS) and the Division of Chemical Health and Safety (CHAS).

Committee members routinely collaborate with CCS on major projects related to chemical safety issues in chemical education.

Several Committee members participated in the 2019 ACS Safety Summit where the topic was Safety Education. One project arising from this Summit was assigned to the Committee: Developing a rubric for assessing safety case studies and lessons learned reports.

Several committee members prepared the Exams Institute 2019 version of the Chemical Health and Safety Exam.

Dave Finster

Dr. David Finster

Professor of Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Wittenberg University (retired)

Susan Wiediger

Dr. Susan Wiediger

Professor of Chemistry
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Dave Finster, Chair
Sue Wiediger, Co-Chair
Jing-Yi Chin
Jim Kaufman
Mark Lassiter
Sammye Sigmann
Haim Weizman
John Wiginton
Monique Wilhelm
Frankie Wood-Black
Daniel Kuespert
Georgia Arbuckle-Keil