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Thursday April 25, 2024 | 2:00 PM CT / 3:00 PM ET

Safety Requirements for Open Flames and Hot Work, Inside and Outside Laboratories Using Chemicals
Presented by: John De La Hunt, University of Texas San Antonio

John will be presenting a review of fire codes and safety standards relevant to hot work, based on current model fire codes (2021 International Codes, 2021 NFPA – Fire Code, and 2019 NFPA 45 – Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals) and current OSHA standards (29 CFR 1910 subpart Q and 29 CFR 1926 subpart J), clarifying how open flame and hot work safety requirements apply inside and outside laboratories using chemicals.

John DeLaHunt has managed EHS and risk in higher education since 1989.  At Colorado College, he launched a comprehensive EHS program.  At The University of Texas at San Antonio, he serves as the university's Assistant Director of Risk, Occupational, Environmental Health and Safety, and University Fire Marshal. Mr. DeLaHunt holds a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from Colorado College, and an MBA in finance and management from University of Colorado - Colorado Springs.

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Tuesday May 7, 2024 | 11:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM ET

Use of AI in Health and Safety Training

This presentation explores the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and content creation for eLearning courses. The benefits of AI-assisted content creation include increased productivity and accessibility. However, challenges remain around content quality and ethical use. We will provide some practical examples of AI tools including large language models, image creation tools, voiceover tools, video editing software, and presentation tools.

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Thursday May 16, 2024 | 10:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM CT / 1:00 PM ET

How to Win Labs and Influence Safety

This is a talk that I had given at last year's Annual Conference. The Conference Planning Committee for the 2024 conference would like to me present this as a webinar this spring (ideally around May) so that people whose abstracts are selected for the Annual Conference in July have the opportunity to attend and learn tips that can make their presentations for the conference more effective. We would also like this recorded so it can be offered as a resource in future years.

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Featured Archived Webinars

Indoor Air Quality

CSHEMA webinars are archived in the Resource Library and accessible to members for on-demand viewing.

This webinar provides a background into common indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns received by the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability, and Risk at the University of Maryland. It will give an overview on conducting an IAQ survey and common equipment used, as well as provide several case studies with lessons learned. The presenters outline future initiatives to implement to improve IAQ and communication between the department and the campus employees, students, and visitors.

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Safety Climate Assessment Tool

Want to learn more about how the safety climate at your campus stacks up? This online program will describe how to participate in the CSHEMA University Safety Climate Survey to better understand and measure the extent that safety has been integrated into your campus. The results can be used to compare between different institutions and also to evaluate how your campus has changed longitudinally over time.

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Past Webinars

50 Things Every University EH&S Person Should Know
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 1:00 PM CT, 2:00 PM ET
Presented by: Robert Emery, DrPH, CHP, CBSP, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM,, Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management

Description:
UTHSCH SHERM management developed a list of 50 items considered by consensus to be essential for every staff member within the department to know. The “50 questions”, consisting of both objective and subjective issues, address a wide variety of aspects related to the university health and safety functions, ranging from essential institutional descriptors to appropriately responding to indoor air quality complaints. Training provided to departmental staff centering on the 50 questions (and associated answers) has proven to be enlightening for the line staff and management alike, and an overall improved level of both customer service and departmental image has been observed. In this session, the 50 “need to know” questions will be presented and the rationale for their selection discussed. Ample time will be allotted for participant questions, commentary and discussion.

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Systemwide EHS Annual Evaluation
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 10:00 AM PT - 11:00 AM PT
Presented by: Scott Bourdon, Senior Manager, Risk & EHS- California State University, Systemwide Risk Management

Description:
The Cal State University Systemwide Risk Management Office collects EHS metrics and other information every year in their annual report process. They then analyze the data for trends, good practices, and recommendations. This process has evolved in the three years since it started. This has involved benchmarking, dashboards, campus-specific and Systemwide reports, and communication with leadership. The process helped close findings from the State Auditor and is now part of doing business as process improvement. Learn how this process has evolved and standards used in the analysis. You may find some information to help you evaluate and improve your programs.

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Lessons Learned from Laboratory Vacuum Pump Exhaust Explosion:
Discussion and Preventative Strategies
April 6, 2022 | 2:00 PM ET
Presented by: Kimi Brown, ARM, NRCC-CHO, CSP; Sr. Lab Safety Specialist/Chemical Hygiene Officer, University of Pennsylvania

Description:
This webinar will discuss the lessons learned from an explosion and fire that occurred August 14, 2020 in an organic chemistry synthesis laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. Although there were no injuries, the consequences of this explosion could have been fatal. Laboratory safety professionals will be interested in learning about this serious event, which involved common chemistry lab equipment and occurred during a task that was perceived to be routine and low risk. In addition to the description of the events leading up to the explosion, this talk will include a short discussion on the process of investigating the incident. The focus will be on the lessons learned and the corrective actions taken to prevent this from occurring in other laboratories at Penn and elsewhere.

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Shared Leadership: Building an Outcome Focused DEI Initiative
Tuesday, April 26, 202 | 2:00 PM CT, 3:00 PM ET
Presented by: Dr. Michelle Cook- Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Strategic University Initiatives, UGA

Description:
This session will provide a framework for engaging in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as an opportunity for shared leadership. Utilizing concepts of emotional intelligence, participants will learn how they can develop inclusive competencies that support environments where everyone feels that they belong and that they can contribute to the overall success of the organization.

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