Robert H. Hill, Jr, PhD, has more than thirty years of experience working in the occupational and environmental health community at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He has worked in the CDC research laboratories of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the National Center for Environmental Health. Dr. Hill has also worked in the Office of Health and Safety, serving as acting director, and presently works part time for Battelle Memorial Institute in Atlanta. He is involved with American Chemical Society (ACS) Committee on Chemical Safety (former Chair) and with the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety (former Chair). He is on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety. He has a great passion for lab safety and for preventing lab incidents.
David C. Finster, PhD, is Professor of Chemistry at Wittenberg University, where he has served as chair of the Chemistry Department. He is the university's Chemical Hygiene Officer and a Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer (NRCC, 1999). He is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Committee on Chemical Safety and chair of the Safety Committee in the Division of Chemical Education. He is on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety. He has presented numerous talks and workshops on the application of intellectual development theory to learning science and chemistry and has been a volunteer firefighter and hazmat technician for many years.