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Dimethylmercury & the Tragic Death of Karen Wetterhahn

June 24, 2014 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Presenter 
Michael Blayney, Executive Director, Office for Research Safety, Northwestern University
Location 
Building 362 Auditorium
Type 
Seminar
Series 
ISM Month 2014 Presentation
Venue change: Presentation has been moved to Bldg. 362 Aud.

Dimethylmercury & the Tragic Death of Karen Wetterhahn: Implications in Laboratory Safety

Abstract:
Nearly twenty years later, the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr. Karen Wetterhahn remain relevant - underscoring many of the problems associated with limited or inadequate safety information when working with laboratory chemicals.

About the Presenter:

Michael Blayney, Executive Director, Office for Research Safety at Northwestern University

Michael Blayney has served as Executive Director of the Office for Research Safety at Northwestern University since 2012. Prior to arriving at NU, Michael was the director of Environmental Health & Safety at Dartmouth College for seventeen years.

Blayney holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental sciences from Hampshire College, a master’s degree in education and environmental science from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in occupational health and safety from the University of Maryland, College Park.