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 sessions OR 2 separate two-hour learnings sessions 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

Lab Safety 101
May 24th & May 26th, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

What the course will cover: The course will cover topics including soft skills that are vital to creating positive lasting relationships with researchers, strategies for dealing with complicated interactions, hazard identification in the lab, and a quick overview of risk assessment methods that can be used to mitigate the identified hazards.

Who should attend: This 101 course is intended for new safety professionals just beginning their careers from small colleges to large universities with research enterprises of all types to learn from experienced safety professionals.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify soft skills needed to develop relationships with labs
  • Describe different strategies for approaching difficult lab members
  • Distinguish between different hazard categories in the lab
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different risk assessment methods

COURSE AGENDA
SESSION 1: SAFETY CULTURE AND SOFT SKILLS FOR
BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH LABS

May 24, 2022 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Tristan White & Jodi Ogilvie

SESSION 2: HAZARD IDENTIFICATION IN THE LAB
AND HOW TO MITIGATE HAZARDS USING RISK ASSESSMENT

May 26, 2022 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Val Freeman & Shanda Judge

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Safety Culture 101
June 14th & 16th & June 21st & 23rd, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

What the course will cover: This course is designed as an introductory survey of safety culture across the academic landscape, primarily rooted in examples, stories, and resources. This course will cover WHAT strategies are being used, WHO are key stakeholders, HOW do we measure success, and WHERE are valuable resources for continuous improvement. Through the duration of the course, those enrolled will complete a Safety Culture Learner’s Guide that will directly help each attendee prepare to affect safety culture at their own institution.

Who should attend: Anyone working in an academic setting looking to understand and improve safety culture.

COURSE AGENDA
SESSION 1: PROGRAMS
WHAT ARE SOME CURRENT STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTING CHANGE
AND DEVELOPING CAMPUS SAFETY CULTURE?

June 14, 2022 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Jack D. Bracken, Ph.D

SESSION 2: PEOPLE
WHO ARE KEY STAKEHOLDERS THAT WE PARTNER WITH WHEN BUILDING CAMPUS
SAFETY CULTURE, AND WHEN/HOW/WHY DO WE TALK TO THEM?

June 16, 2022 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Jose Corral

SESSION 3: METRICS
HOW DO WE KNOW WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
AND MOVING THE CAMPUS SAFETY CULTURE NEEDLE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION?

June 21, 2022 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Hector Acuna, Amanda Grey, Alex Hagen, and Jonathan Klane

SESSION 4: GROWTH
WHERE DO WE GO FOR RESOURCES ON CONTINUING TO IMPROVE
CAMPUS SAFETY CULTURE?

June 23, 2022 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Jerry Steward

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Previous Academy Courses

Embedded Safety Professionals 101

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.

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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