If you have not read the October 10, 2016 issue of C&EN, you should at least go to page 35 and read the comment by Laura Pence, former CEI Chair and current District I Director, on safety. Here's a direct link to the comment for ACS members: http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i40/Safety-always-season.html
I'm hoping that we can get this important article out from behind the C&EN paywall, but in the meantime I would like to urge all ACS members to log in to read it. There's a lot of talk about making safety a core value of ACS. I, for one, argue that it already is. There is no argument, however, about the importance of safety, and this is a timely reminder of that simple fact.