Embedded Safety Professionals (ESP)

  • Greetings ESPs, As a reminder, our next ESP COP meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:30 pm ET in our online meeting room .   The theme for this month's meeting is emergency preparedness. As ESPs, what is your role in preparing for or responding to ...

  • November 12 ESP Notes

    Thank you to everyone who tuned in for our COP meeting today, Just to summarize, we had a reminder to complete our  member needs survey  and that registration is now open for  CSHEMA's Safety Culture  Symposium  at UT-Dallas this February. Please ...

  • Greetings ESPs! As a reminder, our next ESP COP meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:30 pm ET in our online meeting room .  We will be discussing highlights from last week's CSHEMA Symposium and brainstorming ideas for the upcoming meetings, webinars, ...

  • November 12 ESP Meeting

    Hello Fellow ESPeeps! We have an online meeting coming up  Nov. 12th 12:30pm - 1:30pm EST and would love to have you join us in the online meeting room .  I hope some of you will be attending the November 4/5 Symposium on Trends in Lab Safety and Facilities ...

  • Hi, Maureen-- Mary provided an excellent summary, to which Jesse bolstered with his reply. I would also like to add the following points that came up in the discussion: Due to the smaller area of focus, ESPs get to know their departments quite ...

  • Hi Maureen, Mary did a great job of summarizing the discussion. I would add that many of our ESPs have a closer relationship to the labs in their area due to regular interaction with them. This leads to quicker response from the labs when the ESP or ...

  • Hi Maureen, Unfortunately we don't have a recording of the discussion. Some of themes that came out of the discussion included the following: ESPs can serve as a conduit to the correct people. Lab members can have one point person they know for all ...

  • Mary, By chance was this recorded? Maureen Maureen Banks Director, Division of Safety and Compliance Facilities & Services University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ------------------------------ Maureen Banks Director, Division of Safety and Compliance ...

  • Good Afternoon ESPeeps!  As a member of the Board of Trustees, and a former embedded safety professional myself - I want to personally invite each of you to complete the Member Needs Assessment survey (Click here) . It should only take 5-10 min to complete. ...

  • Hello ESPeeps! I wanted to send a reminder to save the date for the ESP COP meeting on Oct. 8th at 12:30 ET in the ESP  online meeting room . Many of our other COP's may be interested in joining in this meeting as well to hear from James Mellody, ...

  • I encourage as many of us as possible to take the time for this on October 8th. I think we can all agree that it is beneficial to have outside entities look at the role we play and hear their impressions of that role. This is a great opportunity to have ...

  • Greetings ESPs! Save the date for our next ESP COP meeting on Oct. 8th at 12:30 ET in our   online meeting room .   Our special guest for this meeting will be James Mellody, a PhD student at MIT's Sloan School of Management. James will be discussing ...

  • Hi Steve, It's too bad you weren't able to join us yesterday. I've listed a few of the points I found more interesting from the discussion, but others may want to weigh in if they picked up other themes. The extent to which training is done by ...

  • I'm sorry I missed yesterday's meeting.  It is a subject that I am deeply interested in as I have been implementing some significant changes to our training programs lately.  If there were any interesting ideas shared I would love to hear about them. ...

  • Greetings ESPs! As a reminder we will have our monthly COP meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:30 PM EST in our online meeting room .  In keeping with the start of the academic year our main topic will be a discussion of the types of new employee/new ...

  • August Call-In

    Hello ESP's  The start of the academic semester is just days away and for me that means introducing myself to all of our new grad students at their departmental orientations. Mary and I thought it would be interesting for all of us to hear what types ...

  • RE: August Call-in

    Greetings ESPeeps,  As a reminder our monthly COP meeting is tomorrow at 12:30 pm ET in our  online meeting room . Hope to "see" you there! Best, Mary ------------------------------ Mary Lindstrom EHS Coordinator Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

  • Hi all, MIT has started the search to hire an EHS Coordinator to support the Microsystems Technology Laboratories and MIT.nano! You'll find details in the following link. Please share with anyone you think may be interested. Job Number: 17793 ...

  • August Call-in

    Good day ESPeeps! Our August call in is next Tuesday, August 6th at  12:30pm - 1:00pm EST. Join us in our  online meeting room  to hear Mary Lindstrom introduce an MIT graduate student's research project. The student is studying MIT's EHS system, with ...

  • RE: Spray Booth

    Thanks for all of your helpful replies! I will be developing SOPs for our new spray booth soon. Best, -- Penny Manisco, Chemical Hygiene Officer Harvey Mudd College (909)6074217 ------Original Message------ Hi Peggy, We have a fairly ...

  • RE: Spray Booth

    Hi Peggy, We have a fairly simple one that is posted at the spray booth. It is accompanied by a one-on-one training with the lab manager. One word of caution - be sure that the ductwork exhausting the booth is sprinkled unless direct exhausted to the ...

  • RE: Spray Booth

    Hi Penny, Unfortunately I don't have any groups using the larger spray booths, though I do have groups spraying small items.  A common issue I've run into is that some people think of spray paints as consumer products that must be safe rather than potentially ...

  • Spray Booth

    Hi All, Our campus is installing a walk-in type spray booth that will mainly be used by engineering students to paint rockets, etc. Does anyone have SOPs for spray booth use? Best, Penny P.S. It was great meeting some of you last week! ------------------------------ ...

  • RE: Save the Dates!

    Thank you Mary, I look forward to seeing and talking with you all again on August 6th at our next video chat. It was nice to see familiar and new faces this week at the conference in Indy. For those of unable to attend, we gave some introductions and ...

  • Save the Dates!

    Greetings ESPeeps! Please mark your calendars for our upcoming ESP COP Web Meetings, scheduled for now through the end of 2019 as listed below. For those that haven't joined in the past, these meetings are a great chance to meet fellow ESPs, share ...

  • Hello ESPeeps! I wanted to let everyone know that the ESP Community of Practice will be meeting in the Santa Fe Room next Wednesday (7/17) at 10:00AM. It will be a nice opportunity for those attending the conference to meet in person and discuss how ...

  • Thanks Jesse! Looking forward to a very interesting discussion (as always). ------------------------------ Mary Lindstrom EHS Coordinator Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA 617-324-8161 ESP COP Co-Leader ---------------------------- ...

  • Hello ESPeeps, Reminder that our monthly  video conference is TUESDAY, JULY 9TH Join us in our  online meeting room   at 12:30pm - 1:00pm ET. We will be discussing the recently released  Performance Audit of the   University of Utah's Laboratory ...

  • Good day ESPeeps, Just a reminder that next Tuesday, July 9th , we will be having our July video conference.  Join us in our  online meeting room   at 12:30pm - 1:00pm ET. We will be discussing the recently released  Performance Audit of the   ...

  • RE: training checklist

    Thank you for adding this template Cheryl, It is amazing what a wide range of trainings are given/not given by different lab groups. Even the labs which are really good about providing that training sometimes fail to document it when new lab members ...

  • training checklist

    Hi all, Something I've struggled to get groups to do is document their hands-on training of new lab members. I've uploaded my template document to our library ("Lab specific training template") in case you care to take it and customize for your own school/department.  ...

  • I'd be interested in helping with the drafting and/or editing process. Best, Steve ------------------------------ Stephen George, PhD Safety Officer Chem/Biochem UC San Diego La Jolla, CA 858-534-5906 ------------------------------

  • Thanks Jesse much appreciated! The 3 of us will get started and if anyone else is interested in helping, let us know. We'll likely be posting a draft outline to the ESPeep members next. Stay tuned! Jon ------Original ...

  • Sure thing Jon! Great idea, I'm in. - Jesse ------Original Message------ Thanks Barbara! I'm happy to work with you on this. J Others who wish to also assist, please? Jon

  • Thanks Barbara! I'm happy to work with you on this. J Others who wish to also assist, please? Jon ------Original Message------ Count me in. Happy to assist.

  • Count me in. Happy to assist. ------Original Message------ Hi ESPeeps, We've discussed broadly the benefits of the ESP role.  Now that I'm not devoting my time to co-leading I'd like to offer to collaborate on a draft white paper ...

  • Hi ESPeeps, We've discussed broadly the benefits of the ESP role.  Now that I'm not devoting my time to co-leading I'd like to offer to collaborate on a draft white paper on the benefits that ESPs bring to their roles and institutions.  Any thoughts?  ...

  • Hi ESPeeps and all on the Cafe, Here is the job posting for my position – as another embedded safety pro, you and/or others may be interested in applying.  Feel free to ask me about it.  As you can see its focus is much more safety culture driven ...

  • RE: July ESP Meeting

    What a great topic, Jesse! I just forwarded this on to some of the senior leadership at Northeastern, with a cliff notes paragraph on obvious similarities between our universities.  Also, looking forward to more puns from Jon... :-) ------------------------------ ...

  • RE: July ESP Meeting

    With apologies - Tuesday July 9th  is the correct date for our online meeting! Same time and meeting room. ------------------------------ Jesse Decker Director for Safety: College of Engineering University of Wisconsin Madison Madison WI 608-263-0267 ...

  • RE: July ESP Meeting

    Precipitate yes most assuredly! But then, what is the solution? I am in suspension as I await our catalyzing discussion! Jon ------Original Message------ Thank you, Jesse and Mary. I predict that the contents of ...

  • RE: July ESP Meeting

    Thank you, Jesse and Mary. I predict that the contents of this audit will precipitate a lively discussion. -Barbara ------Original Message------ Good day ESPeeps! Mary and I are ready (we think) to lead this great group. We are going to ...

  • July ESP Meeting

    Good day ESPeeps! Mary and I are ready (we think) to lead this great group. We are going to shift our July online meeting back by one week so those of you out of office over the Fourth of July week can join in. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, ...

  • And those were all meant to be separate suggested positions (I forgot to add "and/or"). Jon ------Original Message------ Thanks Jesse! It was another great call today. Our ongoing appreciation to you and Mary for being our ...

  • Thanks Jesse! It was another great call today. Our ongoing appreciation to you and Mary for being our new co-leaders. I did some quick searching on the CSHEMA member directory and ESP member pages for folks from Virginia Tech. The easy ...

  • Hello ESP community, Per our conversation on electrical safety today during the call-in, here is the link to Virginia Tech's Electrical Safety Program web page. https://www.ehss.vt.edu/programs/electrical_safety.php They have been generous about sharing ...

  • Hi ESPeeps, I hope that you can make it. We will be trying to help set a course for our COP and your help is important. Plus we always have great conversations. See you! Jon ------Original Message------ ...

  • June Meeting Tomorrow!

    Greetings ESPeeps! Our monthly ESP COP meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:30 ET in our online meeting room .  We'll start the meeting by seeking your input as we transition to new COP leadership. What resources would help you professionally? What ...

  • I second Jesse's praise - Jon and Cheryl have done a great job leading our COP! I wish Cheryl all the best in her new career path and will be very interested to see what Jon is able to accomplish with the new Safety Culture COP.  I hope Jesse and I can ...

  • Thank you Jesse. You and Mary will be great co-leads. I look forward to seeing you and any other ESPeeps in Indy! All my best, Jon ------Original Message------ Thank you Jon and Cheryl, You've done a great job of guiding the ...