Aug 25, 2019
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Laboratory safety teams (LSTs) have emerged in research-intensive science departments across the country as an effective way to improve the culture of safety. In addition, these programs empower graduate students to develop chemical safety leadership skills that will prove useful for future employment. This three-hour workshop will be led by three safety program experts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of South Dakota, and University of Connecticut. It will describe current programs and research emphasizing the challenges and opportunities of safety culture in the academic environment. The purpose of this workshop is to help develop individualized plans for the creation or improvement of student safety programs. Other key topics include hazard assessment, risk management, safety management practices, and complementary top-down approaches. Participants will be awarded a certificate that can be noted on their resume. Registration Deadline: August 15th