JCE 98.01 January 2021 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education January 2021 Cover

Chemical Safety Education: Methods, Culture, and Green Chemistry

The of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Modern chemistry programs must include the skills and techniques that enable their graduates to perform experiments safely, and, in response to a , scientists and educators from around the world have contributed articles to a special issue on Chemical Safety Education: Methods, Culture, and Green Chemistry. The articles in the issue are broadly distributed among topics covering resources, green chemistry, safety culture, and pedagogy. This issue is a resource for ideas and discussion to encourage "a new way to look at safety", with a focus on assessing hazards, minimizing risk, and valuing a strong chemical safety culture. 

Introduction to the Chemical Safety Education Special Issue

Scott R. Goode (University of South Carolina), Jane E. Wissinger (University of Minnesota), and Frankie Wood-Black (Northern Oklahoma College) acted as the guest editors for this special issue. In , they introduce this collection of 38 peer-reviewed papers on the topic of chemical safety education and situate the content in the categories of resources, green chemistry, safety culture, and pedagogy.


Basic Resources

Background information on basic chemical safety education

~ David C. Finster

~ Kirk P. Hunter, Robert H. Hill, and Marta Gmurczyk

~ Richard W. Schwenz

Safety Instruction

Different approaches to instruction, ranging from curricula, to specific courses, to hazard analysis and risk assessment

~ David C. Finster and Paul Jackson

~ Harry E. Pence

~ Samuella B. Sigmann

~ Valérie Camel, Marie-Noëlle Maillard, Nicolas Descharles, Even Le Roux, Mathieu Cladière, and Isabelle Billault (available to non-subscribers) 

~ Robert H. Hill


Assessment of chemical safety knowledge

~ David C. Finster and Kristen L. Murphy

~ Wendy A. Loughlin and Sarah L. Cresswell (available to non-subscribers)

Chemical Incident Investigations

Authoritative investigations of real-life chemical incidents for teaching chemical safety

~ Moray S. Stark, Aimilia M. Tsokou, and Alix Howells

~ Eugene Ngai and Courtney Ngai

Additional Chemical Safety Education Topics

~ Rebecca M. Broyer, Kenny Miller, Shalini Ramachandran, Sheree Fu, Karen Howell, and Steven Cutchin (available to non-subscribers)

~ Patricia Ann Redden

~ Joey Ramp, Coltan G. Parker, Justin S. Rhodes, and Pat Malik 

~ Patricia Ann Redden

Green Chemistry

Modeling the strong synergy between the goals of green chemistry and chemical safety

~ Amy S. Cannon, Amy E. Keirstead, Reuben Hudson, Irvin J. Levy, Jennifer MacKellar, Mollie Enright, Kate R. Anderson, and Elizabeth M. Howson

~ Caroline Sheppard

~ Natalie J. O’Neil, Star Scott, Rachael Relph, and Ettigounder Ponnusamy (available to non-subscribers as part of ACS AuthorChoice program)

~ Jayden Wei Jie Ang

Safety Culture

Illustrations of the worldwide trend for academic institutions and industry to recognize the value in moving from compliance-driven safety mandates to those founded in knowledge, awareness, and self-responsibility

~ Kai Chen, Jingming Zhou, Jiayi Lin, Jing Yang, Jiamin Xiang, and Yizhou Ling

~ Peter A. Okebukola, Adekunle Oladejo, Franklin Onowugbeda, Fred Awaah, Ibukunolu Ademola, Tokunbo Odekeye, Michael Adewusi, Olasunkanmi Gbeleyi, Deborah Agbanimu, Esther Peter, Aderonke Ebisin, Francis Onyewuchi, and Oluseyi Abike Ajayi

~ Robert H. Hill, Jr

~ Trine Thomsen and Stefan Borre-Gude

~ Alejandro M. Fracaroli and Daniel A. Caminos


The concepts behind chemical health and safety need to be included as part of the overall education by mainstreaming or embedding them into the overall curriculum

~ Scott R. Goode

~ Shannon Nephew and Rajesh Sunasee

~ Taweetham Limpanuparb, Dulyarat Sathainthammanee, Pooh Pakwilaikiat, Chatchapong Kaewpichit, Warangkana Yimkosol, and Athikhun Suwannakhan

~ Enoch Ming Wei Ng, Zhixiong Song, Chin Doong Yau, Oi Wah Liew, and Tuck Wah Ng

~ Sergio Nogales Delgado, José María Encinar Martín, and Silvia Román Suero

~ Matthew J. Mio and Mark A. Benvenuto

~ Erich Scott Von Nehring and Veljko Dragojlovic

~ Jeffrey M. Ting

~ Andrea Roberts, Alison L. O’Neil, Rachael Barlow, Camille Keeler, William S. Nelligan, and T. David Westmoreland

~ Yangming Kou, Xiayu Peng, Claire E. Dingwell, Spencer A. Reisbick, Ian A. Tonks, and Anna A. Sitek
~ Adeline Espinasse, Ashish Jayaraman, Spencer A. Reisbick, Celina M. Harris, Yangming Kou, Hongyun Xu, Constance B. Anderson, Taysir K. Bader, and Anna A. Sitek

~ Nicholas N. Shaw, Samuella B. Sigmann, and Lyndsay B. Richard

~ Anna L. Dunn, Andrew Payne, Peter R. Clark, Christopher McKay, Glynn D. Williams, Katherine Wheelhouse, Kevin Arendt, Frank Dixon, and Susan Shilcrat

~ Susan D. Wiediger

~ David J. Goldfeld and Jeffrey H. Schott

From the Archives: JCE Special Issues

Chemical Safety Education: Methods, Culture, and Green Chemistry is the seventh special issue published by the Journal. Special issues featured in past issues of JCE include:

(September 2014 issue; )

(March 2016 issue; )

(November 2017 issue; )

(December 2019 issue; )

(July 2020 issue)

(September 2020 issue)

Every Issue of JCE Is Special

Even in these times of disruption, there are always ideas for teaching and learning chemistry available in the —including the described above. Articles that are edited and published online ahead of print () are also available. (For more information on how to access the  articles cited above, see Deanna Cullen’s post on .)

Do you have something to share? Write it up for the Journal! In particular, consider submitting to the special issue of JCE on (deadline is April 12, 2021).

continues to provide excellent advice about becoming an author. In addition, numerous , including the revised and . The also has resources for preparing and reviewing manuscripts for ACS journals.