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CSHEMA Spring Symposium 2024:
All Shook Up: Electrical Safety

University of Wisconsin - Madison

April 10-11, 2024

Throughout the 2024 Symposium, we will consider how to incorporate and encourage all manner of electrical safety at our institutions, share best practices and learn how we can better collaborate with each other, our students, and our researchers.
We will be discussing topics such as Facilities Trades, NRTL issues Research / Home Builts, LOTO/ArcFlash, Li-Ion Batteries, Solar / Direct Power
safety and much more. Did we mention tours? And Happy Hours? there is so much to see and do on the UW campus in Madison!

Registration is OPEN! Register before March 1, 2024 to enjoy early bird pricing.

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Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus is HERE

CSHEMA Symosium 2024 will include Technical Sessions and MORE! Poster Session, Pecha Kucha, Group Discussion, Networking Opportunities, Key Note Presentation and Tours!
  CSHEMA Members Non-Members
Professional Early Bird $199 $259
Professional Regular $269 $329
Student/UW Staff $99 na

Air Travel to Dane County Region Airport, Madison, WI 

Fly American, Delta, United, Frontier, Sun country and Breeze!

Direct Flights are available


Accommodations at special CSHEMA pricing are available in Downtown Madison at these hotels:
Hampton Inn & Suites
Room Rate: $159/night plus taxes
Call (608) 255-0360 and mention the CSHEMA 2024 group block or book online here
All reservations must be made by March 10, 2024 to receive the discounted rate.

DoubleTree by Hilton
Room Rate: $169.00/night
Call (608) 251-5511 and mention the CSHEMA group.
All reservations must be made by March 16, 2024 to receive the discounted rate.

The Graduate
Room Rate:$199.00/night plus taxes
Call the hotel at (608) 257- 4391 and mention the CSHEMA Conference.


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Past Symposia

2023 Symposium: Beyond the Bench: Field Research Safety

University of California at Santa BarbaraFebruary 27-28, 2023

Field research is a vital component of research and education at many institutions, however relatively few institutions have dedicated programs that manage the risks associated with the unique hazards and challenges associated with these settings. As an up-and-coming area in academic EHS programs, we need your help to define best practices. Join us and share your successes, challenges, and lessons learned so we can improve all things related to field research safety.

Fall Symposium on Storytelling

Princeton University | October 11-12, 2022

Enjoy the Keynote Presentation from Brad Snyder, Paralympic swimmer and triathlete, world record holder, retired US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer, and Princeton PhD candidate. Brad sustained complete vision loss while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom. He is also a fellow in the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy.

Click here to watch the recording of the lecture.

Storytelling is a part of our daily lives and part of how we survived long ago: from the family stories we pass on, the books we read, the movies we watch - the list goes on! While many may think of storytelling as a form of entertainment, it is also a transformative tool for safety culture, adult learning, sense- or meaning-making, bonding and relationship building, qualitative research and incident sharing. CSHEMA’s Fall Symposium on Storytelling will explore the science, art and power of storytelling with relation to environmental health and safety and risk management programs on campuses.

To see the schedule and presentation topics, click here.

Spring Symposium

Chemical Safety: A Campus-Wide OpportunityFebruary 21-23, 2022

Our universities have a wide variety of chemical use and storage, and training regulations and challenges. The goal of this symposium is to leverage our collective knowledge on these topics to provide insight and unique strategies to help combat ever-growing requirements.

To see the schedule and presentation topics, click here.

Virtual Fall Symposium

Resiliency & Change | October 13-14, 2021

As our universities see a rapid return to pre-COVID activity, EH&S professionals find themselves at the brink of change. The goal of this program is to capture the shifts in thinking and working, now with higher stakes involved. From changes to laboratory inspections, to the ergonomics of shared (hotel and work) spaces, EH&S professionals find themselves balancing risks in a new paradigm. Let’s share the best practices, learning tools, and lessons learned so that we can build resilience.

To see the schedule and presentation topics, click here.

Virtual Spring Symposium

Collaboration | April 27-28, 2021

University EHS professionals collaborate on things all the time with many different stakeholders on many different areas of their work - from internal campus departments, schools within the universities, other universities, high schools, and industry. We do this because we learn early in our EHS careers that collaboration is at the heart of what we do and everyone involved in safety anywhere believes in sharing knowledge so all everyone is safe on the job wherever that is.

To see the schedule and presentation topics, click here.

Virtual Fall Symposium

Training & Communication | November 16-17, 2020

This Symposia gave attendees a glimpse into innovative EHS training and communication methods. We will consider how to incorporate and encourage effective training and communication methods at our institutions, share best practices, and learn how we can better collaborate with each other, our students, and our researchers.

To see the schedule and presentation topics, click here.

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