The CSHEMA Academy Courses offer four-hour online courses that allow you to expand your skills and education around a certain topic and showcase a commitment your professional advancement.

Through the academy, you will attend four separate one-hour online learning events during a one- to two-week period. Content experts will lead you through the course, with each section expanding upon the knowledge given previously. It is important that you are able to attend each section of the course.


Upcoming Academy Courses

Embedded Safety Professionals 101
September 21st, 23rd, 28th, & 30th | 12:00 PM CT, 1:00 PM ET

What the course will cover: In this 101 course, experienced Embedded Safety Professionals (ESPs) will provide an overview of who they are, the services they provide to their institutions and the units they are embedded in, and how they help build and sustain a positive safety culture. ESPs are uniquely positioned to have an oversized impact on the safety culture of their institutions. They have close interactions with research groups, provide a link for central EHS offices to promote initiatives and disseminate information, and offer a familiar contact for safety questions. Over the course of 4 sessions attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the ESP role and how to use the methods of an ESP to be a more effective safety professional, regardless of your current role.

Who should attend: This course will benefit people across the EHS spectrum. New and existing ESPs will gain a deeper understanding of their role and best practices from other ESPs. EH&S staff will learn how to better engage people within their labs and work with ESPs to improve safety culture. Institutional, EH&S, and Facilities leaders considering ways to improve safety in their universities will learn the benefits of having ESPs within their organization.

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SESSION 1: BEING AN EMBEDDED SAFETY PROFESSIONAL
(What an ESP is and what can they do)

September 21, 2021 12:00 PM–1:00 PM CT
James Fleetwood, Mary Lindstrom & Jesse Decker
Modules covered: Intro to the ESP Role, Relationships and Bridging the Gap, Being a Generalist vs. a Specialist


SESSION 2: IMPLEMENTATION, VISIBILITY & COMMUNICATIONS
(How ESPs help safety spread)

September 23, 2021 12:00 PM–1:00 PM CT
Mary Lindstrom & Sarah Morris-Benavides
Modules covered: From Policy to Practice, Visibility and Communications


SESSION 3: PROGRAMS, CONSULTATIONS & TRAINING 
(ESPs are effective in educating)

September 28, 2021 12:00 PM–1:00 PM CT
Ed Chainani & Penny Manisco
Modules covered: Programs and Consultations, Tailored Training


SESSION 4: ESP’s AS CHANGE AGENTS 
(ESPs get safety moving)

September 30, 2021 12:00 PM–1:00 PM CT
Jesse Decker & Mary Lindstrom
Modules covered: Outreach, Influence, Summary - ESPs as Drivers of a Positive Safety Culture


Previous Academy Courses

Industrial Hygiene 101

This online course is designed to provide an overview of the foundations of industrial hygiene and is recommended for those new to the profession. You will learn about occupational exposure limits, routes of exposure, and applicable regulations, as well as air sampling, respiratory protection, and noise evaluations. You will also receive a brief introduction to indoor air quality.


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