CSHEMA Symposia provide opportunities for professionals to learn about and discuss pertinent issues related to specified subject matter.

Upcoming Symposium

Registration is now open for CSHEMA's Fall Symposium on Storytelling set to take place at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, October 11-12, 2022.
Fall Symposium on Storytelling
Princeton University | October 11-12, 2022

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.

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Click here for the Spring 2023 Abstract Submission form


Past Symposia

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Symposium Abstract Submission Form - Spring 2023

CSHEMA is now accepting abstracts for the 2023 Spring Symposium on Field Research set to take place at University of California Santa Barbara, February 27--28, 2023.

Submissions for abstracts will open on September 7, 2022, and close on November 11, 2022.

If you are unsure or have questions, please contact us at info@cshema.org.

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