Who We Are…
        and How we Got Here

   Russ Phifer
WC Environmental, LLC
  West Chester, PA
Who We Are….


• Age
  Youngest – Elizabeth Hall, Missouri State
   University – age 23
  Oldest – Malcolm Renfrew – Unive...
Age Groups


•   23-35 - 182 members
•   36-50 - 470 members
•   51-65 - 464 members
•   66-95 - 103 members
•   (median a...
Degrees

•   Doctorates
     – Chemistry majors - 24%
     – Other majors    - 7%
•   Masters
     – Chemistry majors – 13...
Interests
• Aerospace – Agriculture/Food – Analytical –
  Biochemistry – Biotechnology – Chemical
  Education – Chemical I...
What we do/ Where we work

•   25% - “Environmental Health & Safety”
•   30% - Educational facility
•   30% - Industrial f...
Undergraduate Programs in Safety
Illinois State University              Purdue Univ.- Calumet
Eastern Kentucky University ...
So……


• How did we all get interested in
  chemical health & safety?
  – Personal interest
  – Through employment
  – Per...
Or….


• Inherit it

   – Lyle Phifer - Tillmanns-Skolnick Award,
     1987
   – Russ Phifer – Tillmanns-Skolnick Award,
 ...
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  1. 1. Who We Are… and How we Got Here Russ Phifer WC Environmental, LLC West Chester, PA
  2. 2. Who We Are…. • Age Youngest – Elizabeth Hall, Missouri State University – age 23 Oldest – Malcolm Renfrew – University of Idaho (retired) – age 95
  3. 3. Age Groups • 23-35 - 182 members • 36-50 - 470 members • 51-65 - 464 members • 66-95 - 103 members • (median age – 45)
  4. 4. Degrees • Doctorates – Chemistry majors - 24% – Other majors - 7% • Masters – Chemistry majors – 13% – Other majors - 13% • Bachelors – Chemistry majors – 40% – Other majors – 17%
  5. 5. Interests • Aerospace – Agriculture/Food – Analytical – Biochemistry – Biotechnology – Chemical Education – Chemical Information –Clinical – Colloid – Combinatorial – Molecular modeling – Electrical/semi-conductors – Energy – Environmental – Forensic – Geochemistry – Health & Safety – Inorganic – Legal – Lubricants – Marketing/business – Medicine – Metals – Nuclear – Organic – Paints/coatings – Personal care – Physical – Polymers – Pulp/paper – Rubber – Soaps/detergents – Textiles - Toxicology
  6. 6. What we do/ Where we work • 25% - “Environmental Health & Safety” • 30% - Educational facility • 30% - Industrial facility • 10% - Consulting • 10% - Government (some identified as part of more than one group)
  7. 7. Undergraduate Programs in Safety Illinois State University Purdue Univ.- Calumet Eastern Kentucky University SE Oklahoma State Univ. University of Connecticut Univ. of Washington Columbia Southern Univ. (online) SE Louisiana Univ. Murray State University Keene State College Kennedy-Western Univ. (online) Indiana Univ. of PA Central Missouri State Univ. Northern Illinois Univ. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. Rochester Inst. Of Tech. Portland State University Indiana State Univ. Penn State University Oklahoma State Univ. Grand Valley State University Texas A&M Univ. (1st 200 Google pages, undergrad programs only, “safety” in program name)
  8. 8. So…… • How did we all get interested in chemical health & safety? – Personal interest – Through employment – Personal responsibility
  9. 9. Or…. • Inherit it – Lyle Phifer - Tillmanns-Skolnick Award, 1987 – Russ Phifer – Tillmanns-Skolnick Award, 2005

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