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Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 11:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM CT

Are You Winning the Infinite Game of Safety?

Presented by: Vance Kekoa, California State University San Marcos

Accidental death (meaning it is preventable) has become the number THREE cause of death in the US for the first time in history since keeping these metrics. How a person determines acceptable risk in their daily life will impact this outcome, both at work and when away from work. A person in the US is injured every second and killed every three minutes by a preventable event. Is today your day?

Each of us make numerous decisions every day that can significantly impact the quality of our lives for the rest of our lives. Outcomes will depend on one’s ability to process acceptable risk at the speed of life. This personal process is not linear nor is it consistent. Consider that the same person will not make the same choice even when presented with the exact same risk. Think yellow light at an intersection…are they running late or overly annoyed by the inconvenience of the forthcoming red light?

When do these personal habits influence risk decisions at work? Conversely, do required safety practices at work change the way we behave during non-work activities that involve similar risks? A day without an injury may perhaps be considered a victory. The danger here is the temptation to extrapolate yesterday’s win into today’s presumptive probability. The only way to win at safety is to stay in the game.

Join me for an opportunity to face the truth about where you really are in the infinite game of safety.



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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

Small College/University EHS Programs
March 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
Presented by: Kevin Klich, MPH, CHMM
Sr. EHS Specialist, Radiation Safety Officer
Stevens Institute of Technology and 
David Fernandez
Director - Office of EHS & Insurance Risk Management
Stevens Institute of Technology

Description: Stevens Institute of Technology’s Office of Environmental Health & Safety and Insurance Risk Management will discuss their experience in preparing, submitting, and earning CSHEMA’s Complete EHS Program Award for Small Colleges and Universities.  This award honors small colleges and universities that have three or fewer EHS professionals in the EHS office and have created safety programs and incorporated novel and/or original efforts while complying with standardized regulations. Stevens EHS staff will discuss the award process and the opportunities that the award program presents to benchmark your program and demonstrate best in class practices.


An Introduction to the Cal/OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)
March 10, 2021 | 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM CST, 2:00 PM EST
Presented by: Scott Bourdon, CIH, ARM, CSP, REHS
Sr. Mgr., Risk & Environmental Health & Safety

This course will review the Cal/OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) requirement.  OSHA considered adopting a similar requirement a few years ago, and many other states require one for certain industries.  Whether or not your State requires an IIPP, it acts as a simple safety management system anyone can understand and use.  Simple metrics can be adopted for it.  And an IIPP will help your team and co-workers understand their safety roles and responsibilities.


Combating Indoor Respiratory Infection - Lessons from Real World Testing and Verification
Tuesday, August 10, 2021| 1:00 PM CT
Presented by: Erik Malmstrom, CEO of SafeTraces
Moderated by: Mark Drozdov, Senior Principal Consultant / Subject Matter Expert

Ventilation and filtration are critical mitigation strategies forairborne pathogens. However, most buildings lack the ability to test and verify performance of their HVAC and engineering controls. SafeTraces will share real world test results from veriDART™, the first aerosol-based diagnostic solution for identifying potential infection hotspots, verifying HVAC efficacy, and informing safety decision-making with science-based data.


CSHEMA Joint Webinar | 3D Printer Emissions and Considerations for Safety in Higher Education
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
Presented by: Dr. Marilyn BlackChemical Insights Research Institute of Underwriters Laboratories Inc.- Senior Technical Advisor
Ryan Lisk, MPH, ASPDirector, Biological and Chemical Safety- UTSouthwestern Medical Center

Years of research prove that designing, operating and managing our buildings with a focus on good indoor air quality (IAQ) is essential to protect the health and productivity of building occupants. Institutions of higher education are a microcosm of the built environment at large. A single campus may contain residences, classrooms, offices, laboratories, and more, all with unique IAQ challenges. As new technologies and challenges emerge, they may bring unintended consequences for human health. Therefore, researchers at Chemical Insights, an Institute of Underwriters Laboratories, completed a multi-year study with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) on the impact of 3D printer emissions on indoor air quality (IAQ).


15 Common University EH&S Program Issues & Simple Solutions: Observations from 40 EH&S University Program Peer Reviews
Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
Presented by: Robert Emery, DrPH, CHP, CBSP, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM,, Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management

This presentation summarized the peer review process and the 15 common issues encountered based on peer review encounters. More importantly, the presentation aimed to include simple solutions to these issues and provided suggestions for CSHEMA leadership to consider regarding strategic training and workshop opportunities for the membership in the future.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


Shared Leadership: Building an Outcome Focused DEI Initiative
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 | 2:00 PM CT, 3:00 PM ET
Presented by: Dr. Michelle Cook- Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Strategic University Initiatives, UGA

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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