2017 Annual Conference  |  July 13–17


Note that the day pattern for the 2017 annual conference is slightly different than previous years. Please review the schedule carefully before making travel arrangements.

You can read educational session abstracts here.

Schedule is subject to change upon confirmation of speakers.


Thursday, July 13

All Day Professional Development Seminars


Friday, July 14

8 a.m. Professional Development Seminars
1 p.m. Having Challenging Conversations about PPE Enhancing the Safety Culture Within Facilities Developing an Integrative Field Safety Program Using Discourse Analysis to Gauge Safety Attitudes Centralizing Dangerous Goods Shipping on Campus Subpart K: It Isn't That Hard Preventing Safety Violations Through Plan Review
2 p.m. A Practical Guide to Labcoats Case Study: An Approach to Lab Safety Audits From Drones to Field Safety: Centers of Excellence Responding to Federal Regulators CSHEMA 101 An Effective Mercury Exchange Program Controlling Welding Fume Hazards
3 p.m. Optimizing Resources: How We Do More with Less Operational Bias: Let's Frame the Problem CSHEMA's Advocacy Council Update Performing Arts Safety: Q&A Discussion Facilitating Better Risk-Based Decisions Managing Compliance Training with REPORTER Lab Inspections: Fortelling the Future?
4:15 p.m. State of the Association and Awards Ceremony
5:15 p.m. Newcomers Reception
6 p.m. Opening Reception


Saturday, July 15

8:30 a.m. Keynote: Chad Pregracke
10 a.m. The Long Road to Developing a University Fire AHJ Researcher’s risk perception in academic labs RCRA Academic Laboratories Rule (Subpart K) Try Out Duke’s GHS Chemical Lookup Tool for Labs Respiratory Protection:The Good, Bad & the Ugly How to Make Repetitive Training Fun & Interactive How Six Questions Can Describe Laboratory Safety
11 a.m. Campus Fire Reporting Requirements Hazardous Chemical Review and Approval Process Implementing Lab Safety Designed in New Buildings ABC’s of Research Compliance Regulations What's Lead Got To Do With It? Statistical Analysis of Compensable Incidents How to Say “Yes” More Often to Student Innovation
Noon Lunch with the Exhibitors
12:30 p.m. Leadership COP Meeting Environmental and Sustainability COP Meeting Facilities Management COP Meeting Emergency Management COP Meeting Performing Arts Safety COP Meeting Radiation Safety COP Meeting Small Colleges and Universities COP Meeting
2 p.m. Ask a Fire and Life Safety Expert Laboratory Control Banding Better Objectives, Better Training Outcomes How Understanding IOT Will Make You a Safety Rockstar Lab PPE for Thermal and Chem Hazards Are you PACK Ready? Emergency Management Planning CSHEMA Research and Survey CoP Benchmarking Tools
3 p.m. Cover Your Assets Using Slates How One of the Best Safety Data Resources in the Industry Just Got Better Identification Badges for Shops and Maker Spaces All-Hazards Pre-Planning for Laboratory Emergencies Reinvigorating EHS ABC’s of Hazardous Waste in a University Setting Academic Chemical Security
4 p.m. Biological Safety Practice COP Meeting Fire and LIfe Safety COP Meeting Marketing, Communications, and Education COP Meeting Lab Safety COP Meeting Research and Survey COP Meeting Industrial Hygiene COP Meeting Technology COP Meeting
5 p.m. Training secrets: Create compelling presentations Laboratory Electrical Safety DIY Chemical Inventory Using Quartzy Achieve EHS excellence thru a systems assessment PCBs on Campus: Keys for a Successful Remediation The Challenges of an Inspection Management System How Our Green Vest Program Improves Engagement
5:45 p.m. Evening Reception with the Exhibitors


Sunday, July 16

8:30 a.m. Breakfast, Gavel Pass, and 2018 Reveal
9:30 a.m. Featured Speaker: Kristen Kulinowski
10:45 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open and Lunch
12:45 p.m. Featured Speaker: Leslie Boyer from the VIPER Institute
1:45 p.m. Interior Finishes - Every Fire Marshal Should Know Alliance of Faculty and EH&S towards Safety goals Report: Marketing Communications Education Survey Case Study: Flash Fire & Arc Flash Hazard Programs SOP's: An Effective Management Tool The Zombie Apocalypse Can Save Your Safety Program Not Just Dust: The New OSHA Silica Standard
2:45 p.m. Fire Safety vs. Lab Safety -- It's All Safety! Relationship Building: The Key to Radiation Safety Learning Lessons in Incident Response A Brush with Hazards:Safety & Training in the Arts Getting it all together - Systems Analysis for EHS Project Safety Analysis - Applying PSM to Academia Engaging Facilities Management Employees
3:45 p.m. Chemical Inventory Management in Older Buildings A UW initiative to improve safety in research labs Risk Assessment for the Performing Arts Spatially Enabling an EH&S Department A Graduate-Level Laboratory Safety Course at NIU Combustible Dust Hazard Management Process Improvement Approach to EHS Dilemmas
4:45 p.m. Transformative Leadership: A Story Development of Hands-On Laboratory Safety Training Hot Topics in Biosafety Custodians & Trades: Messaging & Tactical Training How and Why Have a Chemical Inventory Program Small School Fire Risk Reduction Creation of an Effective Fall Protection Program
5:30 p.m.

Evening Reception and Activities

Join CSHEMA for a night of fun, including a Duck Race in the hotel's lazy river to raise funds for the CSHEMA Scholarship. You can learn more about the local culture during a tequila shot and story time hosted by the hotel. You are encouraged to take advantage of this final evening by connecting with your community or enjoying the local area.


Monday, July 17

8 a.m.–Noon Professional Development Seminars

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