UCCLS Articles

Center Publications 

  • Lessons Learned—Aluminum Waste Container Rupture  New 
    Craig A. Merlic and Imke Schröder, 2021, ACS Chem. Health Saf., 28 (1): 34–37
    This Lessons Learned article traces the rupture of a repurposed aluminum waste container to the reactivity of aluminum with its corrosive content-generating hydrogen gas.
  • COVID-19: A Risk Assessment Perspective  New 
    I. Schröder, 2020,  ACS Chem Health & Safety; 27:40-42.
    The COVID-19 outbreak and spread is examined based on current literature, using a researcher’s perspective of risk assessment and risk mitigation; this approach is related to public health.
     
     
  • Proceedings of the 2018 Laboratory Safety Workshop: Hazard and Risk Management in the Laboratory  New 
    I. Schröder, E. Czornyj, M.B. Blayney, N.L. Wayne, and C.A. Merlic, 2020, ACS Chemical Health and Safety 
    The report summarizes the major outcomes of the 2018 Workshop on Laboratory Safety on Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment. The report includes actionable ideas to improve research safety for university leaders, EH&S professionals, principal investigators, research staff, and students.

    I. Schröder, 2020,  ACS Chem Health & Safety; 27:40-42 
     
  • Lessons learned-  Fluoride Exposure    New 
    G.S. Svenningsen, B.R. Williams, M.B. Blayney, E. Czornyj, I. Schröder and Craig A. Merlic, 2020,  ACS Chem Health & Safety; 27:40-42. 
    The article describes an accidental exposure of a postdoctoral fellow working on battery development to hydrofluoric acid. This an example for a chemical that, in combination with other chemicals, can permeate nitrile gloves. 
  • Lessons learned- Mercury thermometer incident
    E. Czornyj, I. Schröder, N. Wayne, C.A. Merlic, 2019, J Chem Health and Safety; 26(4-5):6-8.
    The article summarizes the cause of the incident, the corrective actions taken and provides recommendations on how incidents like this be prevented. 
  • Lessons learned - Organic peroxide incident
    E. Czornyj, I. Schröder, N. Wayne, C.A. Merlic, 2019, J Chem Health and Safety; 26(3):3-4.
    The article summarizes the cause of the incident, the corrective actions taken and provides recommendations on how incidents like this be prevented. 
  • Lessons learned - Vacuum pump fire.  
    E. Czornyj, I. Schröder, N. Wayne, C.A. Merlic, 2019, J Chem Health and Safety; 26(6): 2.
    The article summarizes the cause of the incident, the corrective actions taken and provides recommendations on how incidents like this be prevented. 
  • Biological Safety: Principles and Practices, 5th Edition  
    I. Schröder, 2019, Book Review for Emerging Infectious Diseases; 25(1):195.
    The textbook covers a wide variety of topics including the identification, assessment and, management of bioological hazards. The book also deals with bacterial, viral, and fungal pathogens as well as veterinary and clinical laboratory safety. This edition contains new topics such as molecular agents, prions, and the use of recombinant T-cells for cancer therapy.