Safety Culture

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    Hi everyone, Please let us know if you have any agenda items for our 12/19/19 meeting.  Looking forward to it. Best regards, Kate ------------------------------ Kate Decker-Wurm EHS Specialist II Environmental Health and Safety UConn | Division of ...

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    > Or, maybe you know a student looking for a Master's research project? For what it's worth, I've looked at the opportunities for developing metrics around this question for a while (10 years or so). I think this question goes way beyond the scope ...

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    Thanks for sharing this article!  The overarching theme I took away is that research institutions need more leadership commitment to safety.  The numbers weren't encouraging but the authors did point out that even our industry counterparts still have ...

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    Metrics, anyone?  If you're looking for "numbers" regarding lab-related incidents or near-misses among higher education institutions, you'll be hard pressed to find them.  The fact is, despite some tragic impacts to human life, there has been very little ...

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    Very unfortunately, I will be away from campus tomorrow and will not be able to call in. Imke ------------------------------ Imke Schroeder, Ph.D. Research Project Manager UC Center for Laboratory Safety ischroeder@ehs.ucla.edu --------------------- ...

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    Thanks. I have high hopes that I will be able to attend at that time. - Ralph ------------------------------ Ralph Stuart Chemical Hygiene Officer Keene State College Keene NH 603-358-2859 ------------------------------

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    Hi Ralph and everyone, Sorry, I should've reminded us all ... it's at 12 noon PT, 1 pm MT, 2 pm CT, and 3 pm ET. I usually save the CSHEMA What's Happening as a reference: ...

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    Can you remind me what time this meeting is? I have several competing appointments but will try to make it. Thanks, - Ralph ------------------------------ Ralph Stuart Chemical Hygiene Officer Keene State College Keene NH 603-358-2859 ------------ ...

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    Hi Safety Culturites, With both Kate and Joan unavailable, I'm afraid that you're stuck with me to draft our agenda and run our meeting on Thursday.  So sorry.  So, here's our agenda: EHS Academy - SC modules - a framework Open forum - as time ...

  • The Value of Safety

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    Happy Monday all! If you have ever wondered "does Safety really count" (OK, we all want more "proof", right?), one of our fabulous researchers here at UT Dallas published a study which scientifically validates that an investment in workplace safety ...

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    Hi Jon, Thanks for this! I appreciate your input and will share it with my team. Best wishes, Elyse ------------------------------ Elyse Paterson-Coleman Environmental Health and Safety Specialist - Laboratory Safety Specialist Oregon Health & Science ...

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    Hi Erich, This definitely helps - thanks so much for your response. I'll share it with my team as we discuss how to improve our own process. Thank you, Elyse ------------------------------ Elyse Paterson-Coleman Environmental Health and Safety Specialist ...

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    Hi Jesse, This is incredibly informative - thanks so much for your input. I will share this with my research safety team as we discuss how to improve our own process. Best, Elyse ------------------------------ Elyse Paterson-Coleman Environmental Health ...

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    Hi Markus, How nice to see the Lab Safety COP reach out to the Safety Culture COP to help with your EHS Academy 101 course. On behalf of the SC COP, our thanks! Let's schedule a time to chat more about this. I'll ask our co-leader ...

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    I could contribute to: 3. Managing chemicals, waste, and lab equipment ------------------------------ [Ruth] [Horowitz] [HAZMAT/Lab/Radiation Safety] [New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology] [Socorro] [New Mexico] -------------------------- ...

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    The CSHEMA Board has charged all the Communities of Practice members to develop 101 level webinars for 2020.  Developing and delivering webinar content with 2-4 of your peers is terrific way to engage, share your knowledge, and practice communication ...

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    Hi Elyse, It's a good question and was also asked before perhaps in other(s) COPs. The consensus it seemed was to refer it to their academic leadership and not have EHS become the discipline or punitive dept. Depending on dynamics it may ...

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    Elyse, The radiation safety group has recently adopted a new escalation schedule as follows: Follow up #1: email PI 14 days after initial contact Follow up #2: email PI and their next level supervisor 14 days after Follow up #1 We ...

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    Hi Elyse, In UW-Madison's College of Engineering, there is a somewhat standardized pathway that I take for escalation when funding is not an issue. 1) Lab visit reveals some issue that presents serious safety concerns. This may include information I ...

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    Hello everyone - How does your EHS department handle non-compliant PI's/researchers? What does your escalation pathway look like? We are re-assessing how we deal with this at OHSU and would appreciate input from other university EHS departments. Thanks ...

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    Hello Safety Culturites, Thank you all for being such enthusiastic members of the SC COP – we really appreciate it!  Since we are pushing Safety Culture out in so many different venues, it is starting to feel like there may be some confusion.  We want ...

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    Hi Everyone, I wanted to share that registration is now live for the Symposium on Safety Culture ! The Symposium will be held at the University of Texas at Dallas at the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center on February 27-28, 2020. We are currently accepting ...

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    Colleagues, You should have received an email from CSHEMA requesting your feedback in the form of a CSHEMA Member Needs Assessment. Your feedback is critical to continuing to make CSHEMA the go to resource for campus EHS professionals. The best way to ...

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    Hi John, Sorry for the massively delayed reply! Yeah, I think so. I mean, why wouldn't we be on the right course as you're rightly saying? I see it here. Leadership is dialed in on safety culture and is helping drive it. ...

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    What is the log in again? Imke ------------------------------ Imke Schroeder, Ph.D. Research Project Manager UC Center for Laboratory Safety ischroeder@ehs.ucla.edu ------------------------------

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    Hi, I also need to apologize. I will be at a training seminar during this time. Michele ------------------------------ Michele Crase Laboratory Safety Manager Northern Illinois University Dekalb IL 815-753-9251 ------------------------------

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    Sadly, Im out for this meeting as well. I'll look for the minutes/notes. Thanks Scott Halle, MA, CET Safety Manager scott.halle@nau.edu Ofc: 928-523-6435 | Cell: 928-606-3788 PO Box 4137, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 ...

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    Dear All, We are hiring an Assistant Biosafety Officer. Deadline for full consideration is November 4th. Here is a link to the job posting:  https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/71967 Please pass along to all those that may be interested. Cheers, ...

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    Apologies but I won't be able to attend this meeting. ------------------------------ Amanda Haley, Ph.D., RBP Director of Laboratory Safety and Compliance University of Texas at San Antonio 210-458-8515 ------------------------------

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    Hi everyone, Hope you can make it to our safety culture zoom meeting this Thursday, 10/17/19,  3:00p - 4:00p (EST).  See the attached agenda for further information including how to join the meeting. Best regards, Kate ------------------------------ ...

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    Imke and fellow California government travelers, If it helps: 1) The Symposium organizers are evaluating how to offer remote participation via Zoom for the event.  2) AB 1887 prohibits the use of state funds to pay for travel to a state on the Attorney ...

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    Dear All, I would love to attend but Texas is on the banned State list for us Californians. I am unsure how to circumvent this. Imke -- Imke Schroeder, Ph.D. Senior Research Project Manager UC Center for Laboratory Safety ...

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    Dear Safety Culture COP members, Have you heard that there is going to be a CSHEMA symposium in Dallas this spring with a focus on Safety Culture?   They are now accepting abstracts - please consider submitting! Click here to submit:  https://www.cshema.org/symposia/session-submission ...

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    Hi all, Please email me your agenda item requests (and any accompanying documentation) by 10/11/19 (Friday) for the SC-COP Zoom Call which is on 10/17/19 (Thursday) at 3p EST.  If you have any safety culture questions, ideas, or have discussed a potential ...

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    Hello fellow safety culturites, I just listened to 2 great podcasts (thank you Amanda Hoyt for sending them my way!) - part 2 was specifically on safety culture.  They're both quite engaging and I give them both a thumbs up.  And if that wasn't enough ...

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    The University of Washington is seeking a Lab Safety Specialist for the Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S).   Under general direction, the successful candidate will help administer and implement the University of Washington's (UW) Laboratory ...

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    Hello Safety Culture-ists! We just wrapped up a wonderful Safety Culture COP Zoom meeting with almost 20 attendees, and one topic of discussion that came up was:   How do we provide support to our faculty members and provide some "teach-the-teacher" ...

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    I'm likely to be late (sorry, I have a weekly commitment off-campus that conflicts with our meetings), but I'll be there. ------------------------------ Scott Halle Safety Manager Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ 928-523-6435 -------------- ...

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    Hi everyone, Hope you can join us for our safety culture zoom meeting this Thursday.  Feel free to let me know if you have any comments or questions. Best regards, Kate ------------------------------ Kate Decker-Wurm EHS Specialist II Environmental ...

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    Dear Leo, Thank you for your positive feedback! I am also on LinkedIn. Look for my "Connection Request." You are correct, LinkedIn is a great place to spread positive safety culture! I have posted similar content across Twitter (@RamSafeResearch) and ...

  • RE: Utility tunnels

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    Hi Jeff, This looks like a great question, especially for the Facilities COP. I encourage you to cross-post it there. Good luck! Jon Jonathan Klane, M.S.Ed., CIH, CSP, CHMM, CET Director of Strategic Change in ...

  • Utility tunnels

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    I hope this is the right location to post this.  I have a specific safety related question.  We have thousands of feet of high pressure high temperature pressurized water lines on campus in our utility tunnels.  Various workers (IT, mechanics, electricians, ...

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    That is really need Anthony. The message is very attractive and powerful. Coming from the top makes a huge difference. Overall it is well packaged and will surely get the desired impact. Congratulations!  LinkedIn may be another platform for a safety ...

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    Thanks Jay! And yes, there was a lot of collaboration, effort, and resources necessary to make this happen. I hope to give a talk at the next CSHEMA national conference to detail the processes and people involved. It takes a community to influence safety ...

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    ​Pretty slick.  Must have taken a lot of collaboration and effort to create this. ------------------------------ Jay Skarda Chemical/Biosafety/RSO University of Denver Denver CO ------------------------------

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    Hello Safety Culture COP, 1. How does your program/department/institution fund "safety" initiatives or programs? - The UW-Madison College of Engineering funds it's embedded Safety Office through the College's Research Services Office. 2.  Do you have ...

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    Hi all, Please email me your agenda item requests (and any accompanying documentation) by 9/12/19 (Thursday) for the SC-COP Zoom Call which is on 9/19/19 (Thursday) at 3p EST.  If you discussed a potential item with another team member, please also ...

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    Dear Jesse, Thank you! And thanks for actively promoting safety culture on Twitter. Cheers, ------------------------------ Anthony Appleton Research Safety Culture Coordinator Colorado State University Fort Collins CO ------------------------------

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    Hi Anthony, Great to see such strong promotion to Research Safety Culture at CSU. Website looks good - nice group of resources that you are linking to off of it. Congratulations on a strong start to the year by getting the Provost to provide a video ...

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    Dear CSHEMA, CSU's Research Safety Culture Program publicly launched yesterday. If you have time, I would really appreciate your feedback in regards to our website: https://www.research.colostate.edu/research-safety-culture/ Also, we have started a ...