Chemical Education is GOLDEN

25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education
hosted by the University of Notre Dame, July 29 - August 2, 2018


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Safety Contract Signature Page


Required Documentation: All chemical workshops presented at the 25th BCCE must have the following documents on file in The University of Notre Dame Chemistry Department by 20 April 2018:

  • Safety Contract for Chemical Workshops and Demonstrations
  • A list of chemicals required for the workshop (include approximate quantities).
  • A written statement of the known potential hazards, handling problems, etc. for each workshop/demonstration.
  • A written list of the safety equipment needed to be present during the preparation, presentation, and clean-up of the workshop/demonstration.
  • A list of equipment to be supplied by ND. Please see the section below for the Standard Laboratory Equipment and Common Chemicals.
  • A written plan for disposing of all wastes generated by each workshop or demonstration. Only aqueous solutions of neutral salts or neutralized acid-base solutions with a measured pH between 6.0 and 8.0 can be poured down the sink. Other waste must be disposed of through consultation with BCCE Safety Chair, DeeAnne Goodenough.
  • A written estimate of the quantity of waste to be generated and a list of the chemicals in the waste, including the approximate percentages of each.
  • A written statement about how you plan to deal with unused chemicals (excess supplies of chemicals ). Unused chemi cals cannot be left at ND without permission.
  • Lists of Equipment to be shipped to GVSU for your workshop.

Please submit documents via

  • email (bcce2018@nd.edu [preferred])
  • FAX (574) 631 - 6652 Attention DeeAnne Goodenough
  • Mail: DeeAnne Goodenough c/o 25th BCCE Workshop Chair, 236 Jordan Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556


All Workshop presenters must send a signed copy of the following Contract (printable PDF version)

______ ACS Guidelines for Safe Chemical Workshops and Demonstrations

I have a professional knowledge of the safety guidelines of the American Chemical Society for the safe handling of chemicals and other potentially hazardous materials while presenting workshop activities, and I agree to abide by them. (Initial on line above.)

______Guidelines for transportation storage, preparation presentation and disposal of chemicals at BCCE

I read the statement regarding the transportation, storage, preparation, presentation, and disposal of chemicals to be used at 23rd BCCE and will ab ide by all rules therein. (Initial on line above.)

______Chemical Workshops - Required Documentation

I read the list of required documentation and will send all applicable documents by the deadlines specified. (Initial on line above.)

______Lab Safety Rule s and Regulations

I am familiar with and have been trained on lab safety procedures consistent with OSHA's Lab Safety Standard ( 29CFR 1910.1450 ) and any other rules or regulations specific to the demonstrations that I have proposed. I have reviewed ND's policies and procedures for safe work in laboratories, including critical selections from its Chemical Hygiene Plan (riskmanagement.nd.edu/laboratory-safety ).

______I will attend a safety briefing at ND at 5 pm on either Saturday, 28 July 2018 or Sunday, 29 July 2018.

Name _________________________________________ (print name)

Affiliation ______________________________________

Signature _______ ________________________________ Date______________________________________

Please return via FAX: (574) 631 - 6652 : Attention DeeAnne Goodenough
E - Mail : BCCE2018@nd.edu
Mail : DeeAnne Goodenough c/o 25th BCCE Workshop Chair, 236 Jordan Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556

Chemical Safety at the BCCE


All workshop participants and chemical demonstrators must have appropriate PPE. At ND this includes: long pants to cover the ankles, t-shirt or equivalent coverage, closed toe/heel shoes with adequate soles, and appropriate eye protection.

We will have appropriate lab coats available for loan while working in our facilities.

Workshop leaders and chemical demonstrators will be required to go through a basic lab safety/chemical waste handling workshop prior to presenting your workshop or demonstration. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your workshop or demonstration.

Contact us:


Phone: 574-631-2302

Email: bcce2018@nd.edu


Dr. Steven Wietstock
General Chair, BCCE 2018
331 Jordan Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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