Embedded Safety Professionals (ESP)

  • June ESP Meeting

    Greetings ESPs!  Our June COP meeting will be this Tuesday, June 2nd at 12:30 pm ET in our online meeting room . The password to enter is  575672 .   The focus of the meeting will be on lab ramp-up plans - how are your universities ramping up, what ...

  • RE: May ESP Meeting

    Greetings ESPs! As a reminder, our ESP COP meeting will be tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:30 ET. As you may be aware, CSHEMA has recently increased security for all Zoom meetings. This meeting will be in our  online meeting room , and the   password to enter ...

  • May ESP Meeting

    Good day to all, On Tuesday, May 5th, at 12:30PM EST , the Embedded Safety Professionals will be meeting and we hope to see the ESPs and those interested in learning more about ESPs there. You guessed it, we will be meeting by Zoom!  Join us HERE ...

  • Hi Jesse, This is really helpful thank you! Could you also post it in the Caf, please? There were folks on the covid call today who are looking for something like this. I think that Kelsie or CSHEMA will then also link to it in the COVID ...

  • Ergo for Telecommuters

    Hello all, On today's call, I mentioned that our Environmental and Occupational Health team had put together a nice pdf on ergonomics for the telecommuter. I've attached it here and wish all of you the best - Jesse ------------------------------ Jesse ...

  • Wow Lauren! We offer safety training for students who are coming to work for our College of Engineering as student employees, but do not provide safety guidance for those being placed in internships. I am amazed that you are informed as to which students ...

  • Hi everyone, I hope you are all keeping well, all things considered... Before the pandemic hit, our faculty (Engineering) was planning an orientation session for students entering their first work terms or co-op/internship placements.  This would include ...

  • April 7th Call in

    Hello ESPeeps, I hope that all of you are staying safe, staying (kinda) sane, and haven't run out of toilet paper yet. We have a Zoom meeting coming up next Tuesday, April 7th at 12:30PM EST. No doubt, all of us have had some unusual weeks lately ...

  • Hi All, Here at Harvey Mudd it is definitely not business as usual. I am working remotely most of the time. I did go in this morning for a couple hours to check on chemistry labs, etc.  Other staff and I will monitor those areas a couple times a week. ...

  • Here's what's happening for me at UW-Madison's CoE Is it business as normal? Definitely not. All lab visits have stopped. We plan to have all research that is not absolutely essential shut down by midnight tonight with the intent that buildings will ...

  • Hi Jesse, My responses are below. It will be interesting to hear what others are doing. What are your answers? Is it business as normal? No, we are in the process of ramping down research to only critical operations so definitely not business as usual. ...

  • COVID-19 role changes?

    Hello ESPeeps, With many of our institutions either closing completely or limiting access, I was curious what the other ESP's were doing during this time. Is it business as normal? Are you telecommuting (or required to telecommute)? Maybe juggling kiddos ...

  • The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is looking for a safety professional to join the Office of Safety. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the Safety Engineer is an embedded safety professional ...

  • RE: March 3rd Call-in

    Greetings ESPs, As a reminder, we will have have our monthly call tomorrow at 12:30 ET in our online meeting room . Hope to see many of you there! Best, Mary ------------------------------ Mary Lindstrom EHS Coordinator Massachusetts Institute ...

  • March 3rd Call-in

    Good day ESPeeps! Mary and I are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible in our  online meeting room   next Tuesday, March 3rd at 12:30pm EST. Please see the attached pdf for the agenda. In brief, we will be talking about the 101 course, ...

  • Hi Jesse, Thank you - it is good to know about this resource. I have heard some comparisons drawn to National Labs, but don't know much about it. However, exploring this aspect could be good for a different paper I will be writing in the future. Thanks ...

  • Hi Mary, Thank you so much! I am glad you brought up that JCHAS paper! I saw it previously, but had forgotten about it in this context. I am also very happy to have found this group. I look forward to learning more about you all in the future. I am ...

  • Hi Jon, Thank you for your response. Congratulations on your new position! As you pick up on this work again in the future, I would really appreciate it if you would add me to your list to keep in the loop. I am working on keeping a more organized list ...

  • Hello Jessica, I wish you the best in your efforts - this would be valuable information for many in Higher Education. I have not found many scholarly articles about embedded safety professionals to date. Mary's link to the JCHAS article is the primary ...

  • Hi Jessica, Your project sounds exciting good luck with it! I think that this is an important area you're working on and I look forward to reading your review. We formed a team, discussed some initial thoughts, and then I moved ...

  • Hi Jessica, Have you seen the recent article on departmental safety coordinators at UC Davis published in JCHAS ? You may also want to reach out to the Safety Culture COP to see what leads they have.   Good luck with your paper, and feel free to ask ...

  • publications to share?

    Hello all, I am currently working on a paper examining the graduate student-led laboratory safety movement spreading across chemical and chemical engineering programs in academic research labs across the US. I was also interested in learning more about ...

  • Hi Jon, I am currently writing a review about the graduate student-led laboratory safety team movement in chemistry and chemical engineering academic research departments across the US. There is a space in which I refer to the parallel movement of EH&S ...

  • Greetings ESPs! As a reminder our next COP meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:30 ET in our online meeting room .  In addition to the topic Jesse outlined I would like to hear how your universities are currently addressing the Coronavirus outbreak and ...

  • Hi Jesse and Mary, I like the list of 8 overall areas nicely organized! Any key points I think of (e.g., implementation, effectiveness, etc.) all fit into one or more of your overarching areas. I look forward to our call and discussing ...

  • February Call-in Topic

    Good day ESPeeps, A number of communities are developing their 101 courses and Mary Lindstrom and I are hoping you have had some time to think about topics over the past few months since we first discussed this. We have come up with a few ideas that ...

  • RE: Save the Dates!

    Jon - thank you for the insightful answer and starter questions. Embedded safety pro's come in so many roles that answering what makes us effective can seem daunting. I think creating a list of how we benefit our respective departments/divisions/college's/etc., ...

  • Hi Emmanuel, I'm glad you thought to cross-post this to the ESP COP thanks. I dealt with this issue at my former institution as an ESP. Here are the six questions as prompts that I used and recommend they worked out well. Questions ...

  • RE: Save the Dates!

    Thanks Mary and Jesse I've got them in my calendar and look forward to our always fun, fascinating, and fab calls (they really are a helpful delight ... or a delightful help)! ;-) Here are a few thought starters to ponder (and maybe add to ...

  • Save the Dates!

    Greetings and Happy New Year ESPs! Our upcoming ESP COP Web Meetings are now scheduled for 12:30 pm ET on the first Tuesday of the month from February through June (dates below). All meeting will be in our  online meeting room . These meetings ...

  • Hello Colleagues, I would like to know if, within your university, you know of researchers working on autonomous vehicles (specifically level 2 [partial automation]-6[full automation]). If yes, what the types of guidelines or procedures do you have in ...

  • December ESP Meeting

    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, ...

  • 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 ...