You may have heard about the university lab accident at Texas Tech, the fatal firework accident in Hawaii, and the natural gas explosion at ConAgra plant. Join Dr. Mary Beth Mulcahy of the U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board as she shares the amazing work done by the CSB investigative staff and the valuable lessons all chemists can learn to prevent chemical accidents.
What You Will Learn
- The Role of the U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board
- Root cause investigations of chemical accidents
- Tips on how to prevent chemical accidents
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 2-3 pm ET
Fee: Free to attend Live
Meet the Experts
Dr. Mary Beth Mulcahy is a Chemical Incident Investigator who joined the Chemical Safety Board in April 2009 and is currently supporting the CSB’s Deepwater Horizon investigation. Previous CSB investigations she has been involved with include a fatal fireworks disassembly accident in Hawaii, a university laboratory accident at Texas Tech University that severely injured a graduate student, and fatal natural gas explosions at a ConAgra food plant and at the Kleen Energy construction site of a new power plant. Dr. Mulcahy began her working career as a high school science teacher, but returned to school to earn her PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Colorado in Boulder. After graduate school, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the National Science Foundation at the Instituto Balseiro in Bariloche, Argentina and then spent time doing research for a biotechnology company.
Dr. David Harwell is the Assistant Director of Industry Member Programs at ACS. In this role, he works within ACS to improve offerings for members working in the business of chemistry. He also serves as the lead for the ACS Entrepreneurial Initiative, which provides resources to ACS members pursuing entrepreneurial careers and endeavors. Additionally, Dave serves as an expert in the chemical industry and its effects on employment and the economy. Before joining the staff of ACS, Dave was a faculty member at the University of Hawaii focusing on silicon nanoparticles and supramolecular structures.
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