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    Hello from Galveston, Texas! The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), EHS – Environmental Protection Management program is seeking qualified candidates for an Environmental Protection Specialist position with expertise in hazardous waste management ...

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory is undergoing a mission support reorganization, and adding several new Group Leaders in the Safety Services Division.  ORNL is located in beautiful east Tennessee with relatively low cost of living.  We are close enough to ...

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    Good Day EH&S Colleagues, Our EH&S waste management group at the University of Florida encounters a substantial quantity of unwanted and remainder components from "kits" supplied by manufacturers like ThermoFisher, Qiagen, etc. I would greatly appreciate ...

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    Howdy CSHEMA!  Attached is my next installment of From the President. In this edition: Happy New Year!; Upcoming Professional Development; Annual Conference; Board of Trustees Nominations; New Awards; Volunteer Spotlight; Board of Trustees; Core Competencies ...

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    The University of Florida is hiring an EH&S Coordinator I to assist the Laboratory Safety Program Manager with implementation and management of the University's Laboratory Safety Program. For more details, please visit: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/515220/environmental-health-safety-coordinator-i ...

  • Metabolic Studies

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    Greetings CSHEMA Colleagues: I am interested in getting some feedback from the CSHEMA community on how others are approaching control of droplets and aerosols from human test subjects using metabolic measurement devices in Kinesiology studies or performance ...

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    Do you have valuable training and training program knowledge to share with other safety professionals? Apply today to join an all-star roster of breakout speakers, including keynote speaker Jennifer McNelly, CEO of the American Society of Safety Professionals, ...

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    Please post. Please forward to others who may be interested. Clinic al Safety Advisor Job Opening Yale University Environmental Health & Safety Infection Prevention and Biosafety have never been more critical than it is at this challenging ...

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    Hi all, Good morning! In case you guys are in the process of developing SOPs for hazardous chemicals, here is an article about the SOP types and development methods. An SOP example for the Grignard reaction is also available in the supporting document ...

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    The University of Nevada, Reno EH&S Department has an opening for a Database and Systems Architect position. This isn't a traditional EH&S position but the position is located in the EH&S Department and provides direct support of servers and database ...

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    The University of Nevada, Reno EH&S Department has an opening for an Associate Industrial Hygienist. Please see the following web page for more information about the position and submitting an application: https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Associate-Industrial-Hygienist_R0123232 ...

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    Howdy CSHEMA Members! The Vital Statistics Survey launched in early November 2020 will be closing soon and I want to thank those that have responded so far. I would like to make one final appeal to those institutions that have not responded to the ...

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    Pete, thank you for providing your notes on this variant.   The "pioneer intelligence" of these variants may continue their explorations in 2021. ------------------------------ Markus Schaufele Northwestern University ------------------------------

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    Hello - The University of Oregon is looking to add an Occupational Safety Officer to the flock. The UO is located in Eugene, Oregon, in the heart of the Willamette Valley. It's a beautiful location nestled between the Pacific Ocean to the west and ...

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    You may be interested in my notes from listening to This Week In Virology TWIV episode 697 (24 December 2020) regarding UK's new Variant of Concern (VOC-202012/01): Public Health England's Investigation of novel SARS-COV-2 variant-Variant of ...

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    The University of Memphis is looking for an Occupational Safety Manager for our Environmental Health & Safety Office.  We are seeking a Team Member with a bachelor's degree in Industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health, chemistry or closely related ...

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    Thanks Markus. I am a huge Michael Mina fan and share his advocacy of rapid antigen tests. COVID will likely be with us for some time, even if we achieve herd immunity in a year or so. These tests will be helpful in a variety of contexts. While ...

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    Aside from distributing masks, PPE, hand sanitizer and disinfectants, posting signs, deciding safe occupancy and walking flow patterns, running campus testing or vaccination efforts, pushing for retro commissioning of ventilation systems, etc. there may ...

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    We have a number of older buildings that don't have ventilation systems or where the ventilation design took advantage of the exterior window exception to providing outdoor air. As our weather turns colder, we either use the windows to assure adequate ...

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    Hello John, Thank you to you and the BOT for this initiative. This is another area of interest that member institutions need to benchmark their performance/ scorecard against and should put CSHEMA on the map.  Have a safe and happy holiday. ...

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    Please post. Please forward to others who may be interested. Yale University is looking for a Radiation Safety Officer. Join our dynamic Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at one of the world's premier universities. Reporting to ...

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    Howdy! I have been following this discussion on the Cafe regarding KPIs for our college and university EHS programs and think this is definitely something CSHEMA can use its collective knowledge base to tackle. To that end, the Board of Trustees voted ...

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    Howdy CSHEMA! Attached is my next installment of From the President. In this edition: Looking Back on 2020; Member Shout Out; Professional Development; Annual Conference Abstracts; Board of Trustees Nominations; New Awards; Board of Trustees; Core ...

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    Dear CSHEMA Members, I want to thank all of you that were able to attend yesterday's Vital Statistics Webinar.  I am hopeful you came away with the key parameters that are statistically linked to University EH&S program staffing and budget. In case ...

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    Hi Zach, Thanks for the opportunity! Curious if any CEUs are awarded with this training? ------------------------------ Clarissa Lynch Chemical Safety Officer University of Virginia Main Campus Charlottesville VA ------------------------------

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    UC Berkeley's Office of Environment, Health & Safety is currently recruiting for the following positions: Assistant Manager, Health & Safety Radiation Safety Technician Lab Safety Specialist  Assistant Biosafety Officer Visit https://ehs.berkeley.edu/employment ...

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    Happy Holidays! From our Health & Safety family to yours, we hope 2020 is closing out with a pleasant Holiday season. For those of you who attended training with us this year, we thank you.  The networking opportunities and feedback has been priceless. ...

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    Agreed.  Shared values may encourage shared proactive actions more easily.  For example,  newer safe driver programs may track individual driver's quick acceleration, hard braking, fast cornering, speeding, and distracted driving.  Auto insurance history ...

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    In an ideal world, it would be nice to have uniform KPIs among universities and colleges. We have not reached this ideal world yet. At this time, it appears that there is a need to create an appetite for EH&S leading indicators. It seems that you may ...

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    Hi all, I've had the pleasure and privilege to spend an hour or so with Bob pouring over his accumulated data. It is impressive. Any institution looking to evaluate KPIs would be wise to consult with Bob before re-creating their own wheel. ...

  • IHMM Board of Directors

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    I'm pleased to report that I have been re-elected to the IHMM Board of Directors. Should anyone have interest in certification or how IHMM can better engage higher learning, do not hesitate contacting me. https://ihmm.org/ihmm-today-december-8-2020/ ...

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    Hi Mary, We made this video a few years ago at the request of and with the assistance of our custodial services vendor. https://vimeo.com/252771214 Regards, Cindi ------------------------------ Cindi Mason Manager of Research Safety Training Northwestern ...

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    Hi all, I'm looking to refresh my lab safety training for custodians. I've been using the same one for several years, with minor tweaks, and I want to change it up a bit for them. We are doing the training in-person again this year (socially distanced, ...

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    Dear CSHEMA Members, I want to appreciate the institutions that have already responded to the CSHEMA Vital Statistics Survey . Unfortunately, the responses were slow and most institutions have asked for additional time to be able to gather the data and ...

  • RE: KN95 Vendor

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    Thank you all for your feedback. ------------------------------ Chintan Amin Director of EHS Soka University of America Aliso Viejo, CA 949-480-4979 camin@soka.edu ------------------------------

  • RE: KN95 Vendor

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    Our Dean of Optometry has had success here, and the rate is lower if purchased in bulk. https://www.storminnormans.com/PPE-Disposables/products/137/ ------------------------------ Beth Welmaker Director of Environmental Health and Safety Nova Southeastern ...

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    Our university underwent an Enterprise Risk Management exercise this past year and we were asked to come up with "1 or 2 key metrics" that would indicate a problem. This was difficult for us to come up with, and the folks running the exercise were not ...

  • RE: KN95 Vendor

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    The CDC  provides information at https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/usernotices/counterfeitResp.html Cdc Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval Updated November 5, ...

  • RE: KN95 Vendor

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    Hello Chintan, I hope all is well and safe. Although it has been difficult to source critical PPE over the past few months, at the current moment we have plenty of the FDA approved KN95, as well as NIOSH N95 available. As Angela mentioned in her ...

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    Dennis ironically enough I have spent the bulk of my professional and academic career focused on this exact topic Perhaps easier to have a side conversation (WebEx or Zoom) and I can go through a few documents I would argue that a uniform ...

  • 2021 Annual Conference

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    Howdy! The call for presentations for CSHEMA's 68th Annual Conference is open now through December 31st. On the submission form you can choose how you are willing/able to present. Virtually, In-person, or Both.  We need your input! Don't delay! Our annual ...

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    If your EHS organization publishes Key Performance Indicators (KPI), would you please consider posting them? I'd be interested to see what is out there and how they compare across institutions. Thanks, Dennis ------------------------------ Dennis Elmore ...

  • RE: KN95 Vendor

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    Hi Angela, Thank you for your feedback. We intend to utilize KN95s for general use. The University has been providing cloth face coverings to employees who may not have any face covering. However, a faculty member is wanting to have KN95s for instructors ...

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    Hi Everyone!  Looks like we have had some decent activity on the IH Community recently, particularly in regards to job postings! Thank you to those using the Community page! I recently read this article authored by some fellow IHs and wanted to share ...

  • RE: KN95 Vendor

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    Hi Chintan!  I'm sorry that I don't have a specific vendor to recommend, but wanted to inquire a bit more about intended use. Are you attempting to source these for universal masking purposes or to utilize as a substitute for an N95 respirator? I ask ...

  • KN95 Vendor

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    Hi All, I hope this email finds you and your institution safer and healthier. I am hoping if you don't mind sharing the contact info of your vendor who is supplying FDA approved KN95s. Thank you ------------------------------ Chintan Amin Director ...

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    Some of you may be interested in an upcoming webinar hosted by CAS titled "The Expert View - Lessons Learned from Ammonium Nitrate Explosions" happening on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.  For more information and ...

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    Though CSHEMA members aren't always the campus stakeholders who decide which refrigerants get used on our campuses, we   are   the ones who get called if there are spills or cleanups needed. Thus, this information about refrigerants can help inform ...

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    Just as an FYI, Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Track Novel Coronavirus in Wastewater ...The one-year, $200,000 grant will fund a team of investigators from NC State, Rice University, Howard University and the University of Southern California ...

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    The State of MIchigan has been rolling out PR on their project (MIchigan Tech is one of many participants). You kind find more at: State of Michigan COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance Pilot Project Michigan launches $10 million COVID-19 in ...