Saturday, November 10, 2007

Johnson EPS G7

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00-9:10 a.m. Welcome Keith Butler, KLS Chair

"Waste Management Regulations - Hazardous Waste"

9:10-9:35 a.m. Larry Stewart

"Prudent and Practical Practices in the Laboratories"

9:35-10:00 a.m. Gary Mansfield

"Safe Storage of Chemicals and Stockroom Management"

10:00-10:25 a.m. Beth Brubaker

10:30-11:00 a.m. Group Pictures


Humanities Auditorium

"Chemistry Demonstrations and the Views from the Committee on Chemical Safety of the American Chemical Society"

11:00-noon Dr. Al Hazari

Presentation of souvenirs and prizes

12:00-12:15 p.m. UTM SAACS


University Center room 125

12:15-1:30 p.m. Buffet Luncheon


Attendees are invited to attend the Science Bowl Competition

1:30-4:00 p.m. University Center rooms 224 (Ballroom) & 230

Speakers Biographies


Larry Stewart

Founder and CEO

Stewart Environmental Services - Jackson, Tennessee

Larry Stewart has over 27 years experience working with Hazardous Waste as on operator, manager, auditor, and consultant. He earned his BS degree in Chemistry from Union University in 1979. Since that time he has spent many years as an industrial chemist working with consumer products and providing environmental monitoring services. Mr. Stewart is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager and is the current Vice President of the Golden Circle Chapter of the Hazardous Materials Managers Association.


Dr. Al Hazari

Department of Chemistry

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

A 2000 recipient of the ACS Helen M. Free Award for Public

Outreach and the 2002 Science Educator of the Year awardee from the Tennessee Science Teachers Association, Al Hazari, a native of Lebanon, attended the American University in Cairo and received a B.S. degree in chemistry in 1968. He also holds an M.S. degree in chemistry (1972) from Youngstown State University (OH) and a doctorate in science education (1997) from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. From 1968 to 1971, Al taught middle and high school science, math, and chemistry. He was a chemistry instructor and lab coordinator at Tougaloo College in Jackson, MS from 1973-76. This was followed by a 15-year stint as instructor in chemistry and director of labs at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. In 1991, he joined the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Chemistry Department as director of the undergraduate chemistry labs. Al also teaches science education courses in the College of Education. He has received many grants from government agencies, industry, and various organizations to improve undergraduate chemistry lab instruction and to support pre-college hands-on science and chemistry school visits and teacher workshops. Al is a very active member of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He is an affiliate of the Institute for Chemical Education and a member of the National and the Tennessee Science Teachers Associations. Al is currently the National Chair of the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety.

Gary W. Mansfield

Department of Chemistry

The University of Tennessee - Martin

Mr. Mansfield has nearly 40 years of experience as a chemical stockroom manager. He earned his BS degree in Business Management with a minor in Chemistry from UTM in 1988. He currently serves as the Academic Support Specialist managing the business of managing UTM's chemistry laboratories. He has been a member of the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers (NAOSMM) since 1981 and was given their highest award, "Manager of the Year" in 1988. Mr. Mansfield has continued his education through the years with specialized training from the U.S. Department of labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration and The Laboratory Safety Institute. He holds certifications from the International Association of Administrative Professionals and The Laboratory Safety Institute. He has been recognized by UTM as Employee of the year and as Outstanding Staff Member by the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.

Beth Brubaker

Department of Chemistry

Murray State University



Beth Brubaker is the Laboratory, Safety, and Waste Coordinator at Murray State University. She earned her BS degree in Chemistry from Murray State University and her MS degree in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky. She accepted her current position at MSU in 1993 after 12 years as an analytical chemist for Arkansas Eastman and BF Goodrich. Her responsibilities at MSU include supervision of stockroom and instructional laboratory operations, with emphasis on laboratory safety and waste management. This includes training and oversight for 20-30 student employees, and teaching a lab safety course. She is a membership of the American Chemical Society and the National Association for Scientific Materials Managers (NAOSMM).


A Letter of Welome from UT-Martin Chancellor


Dear Colleague:

You are cordially invited to participate in a no-cost workshop for safety in the workplace for high schools and colleges. Certificates of participation and other recognitions will be awarded for your attendance It is hoped that your administrators will support your attendance by giving in-service or professional development credit for the investment of your valuable time.

The teachers and administrators will be made aware of hazards which may have been overlooked and of the resources and options available to remedy those hazards. It is hoped that the ultimate impact of this workshop will be to create a better, safer place for our students to learn and for you to work

Topics to be covered include:
o Personal Protective Equipment
o Experimental Design for Hazard Minimization
o Waste Management/Environmental Stewardship
o Proper Storage of Hazardous Materials
o Storeroom Inventory and Shelf Life
o General Laboratory Safety

This workshop is sponsored by the Kentucky Lake Section of the American Chemical Society with support from an Innovative Projects Grant from ACS. Literature and other mementos will be provided free for participants. Mileage will be partially reimbursed.

The 28th annual High School Science Bowl is being held in conjunction with this workshop. Information about the Science Bowl is available on the web at:

Please encourage your students to participate in the Science Bowl while you attend the workshop.

For registration or information contact us by email or telephone:,, 731-414-6598 and/or 731-881-7450. Please register by October 22.


Keith Butler, Chair