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James L. Aker has a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. Jim has 36 years of industrial experience at DuPont in various roles such as manufacturing technical, operations management in environmental treatment and remediation and research and development. In 2008, Jim was promoted and recognized as a DuPont Technical Fellow for his dedication to process safety, process development and Corporate Phosgene safety Guardianship. Currently, Jim is the DuPont Corporate Phosgene Guardian and is the Chair of the Phosgene Panel and member of the American Chemistry Council.



1. To provide awareness of the highly toxic materials used or produced at DuPont whereby an exposure could be treated at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

2. To provide information on known related health effects which occur from exposure to highly toxic materials.

3. To provide current medical information on our recent exposure to Phosgene.

Presentation: 59 minutes