CSHEMA offers ongoing professional development that you can participate in from the comfort of your own desk or as a team activity from a conference room or small auditorium!

Tech Talks: Looking for a way to catch up on new programming, technologies, or safety processes? Tech Talks presentations focus on current topics and issues facing health and safety. This series offers a diverse host of presenters and topics, encapsulating updates in one hour or less. For those planning professional development programming for staff, Tech Talks align with the Technical Competency within CSHEMA’s core competencies.

Insight Series: Health and safety programming is one component in the larger compliance framework in higher education. The Insight Series will explore topics such as research administration, faculty development, regulatory compliance obligations, professional association, and agency partnerships—all areas related to or linked with health and safety paradigms on campuses. The Insight Series is intended for mid-level professionals, management and higher, whose scope of practice extends beyond daily operations of health and safety.

Innovation Destination: Want to keep up with the latest innovations in environment, health, and safety processes and programs? Now you can with Innovation Destination. Every day, CSHEMA members are creating new and innovative ways to keep their institutions safe and healthy and this new monthly webinar will showcase those processes and programs. Do you have a program that you think is truly innovative? Does it change things in a new way that makes people safer and healthier? Want to tell others? If so, complete the application and the team will contact you to discuss featuring your program on Innovation Destination.


February 2018

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Innovation Destination
February 22, 2 p.m. Eastern
In 2017, Northern Illinois University launched a new graduate, one-credit hour course on safety in academic research with 16 registered students from four science programs. Lectures were mostly replaced with engaged and experiential learning opportunities focused on behaviors that support a culture of safety, and included speakers from industries and a site visit to a national laboratory. These, in turn, provided students with references to reflect on their academic experiences. To personalize the course across disciplines, students were engaged in a guided inquiry project that applied the bowtie method to hazards they routinely encountered in their laboratory or field settings. Students then evaluated the bowtie strategy in four potentially sustainable areas. Their bowties and evaluative outcomes were showcased in a formal, catered poster symposium at the end of the course, attended by faculty research advisors, staff, students, and the vice president of research. Impact of the course on sustainable behaviors, and the value of the bowtie method, from a graduate student perspective, will be presented. 
Presented by Gary Baker, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University; and Michele Crase, Northern Illinois University

March 2018 

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Safety Culture in Academia
March 14, 1 p.m. Eastern
This webinar will cover developing a culture of safety in academia. The program will discuss the definition of safety culture, review existing resources and reports, discuss industry models, and discuss specific examples from CSHEMA member institutions. Amy Haberman, Ralph Stuart, and Joe Klancher will present.

Key Metrics and Analytics for Senior Management in Higher Education
March 21, 2 p.m. Eastern
This webinar will identify challenges EHS organizations face in competing for resources and provide useful tools for compiling metrics for review with senior management officials. An evidence-based approach will be used to identify critical performance indicators and the most important metrics for benchmarking organizational staffing and budgets. Examples will be provided. We will also discuss the benefits of providing CSHEMA with your Institutional Vital Statistics as well as other opportunities to participate in our research and survey efforts. This program is brought to you by the Research and Survey Community of Practice and presenters Bruce Brown and Bob Emery. 

Innovation Destination
March 22, 2 p.m. Eastern
Every day, CSHEMA members are creating new and innovative ways to keep their institutions safe and healthy, and this new monthly webinar will showcase those processes and programs. During this Innovation Destination, Tina Bogac, The Ohio State University, will present their campuswide safety culture communication and marketing campaign. This webinar will discuss the why and how of the planning and implementation of this campaign, as well as the progress and next steps. Some specific components include a campuswide safety culture climate survey and the design and distribution of the “Brutus Buckeye Safety Awareness Posters” to remind faculty, staff, students, and visitors the importance of safety in every aspect of what they do. The campaign helps ensure that every person on the Ohio State campus lives up to the safety culture slogan: “Be safe today and remain a Buckeye tomorrow.”



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