PDS Sessions

Review the schedule and the session descriptions below.  Once you’ve selected the Pre-Conference Development Session(s) you'd like to attend, hop on over to the Registration tab to register for the annual conference and PDS Sessions.  

Pricing
4-hour PDS: $300
8-hour PDS: $600
 

Date

Time   Session Title Pricing
 Saturday, July 9, 2022 8:00 AM 12:00 PM Field Research Safety Workshop
Presented by: Miriam Sharp
4-hour PDS
 Saturday, July 9, 2022 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Arts Chemical Safety and Ventilation
Presented by: Tracy Stark
 8-hour PDS
 Saturday, July 9, 2022 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Working Safely with Nanotechnology in the Higher Education Laboratory
Presented by: David Breeding
8-hour PDS
 Saturday, July 9, 2022 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Application of Fire Codes to Laboratories
Presented by: John DeLaHunt
8-hour PDS
 Saturday, July 9, 2022 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Storytelling Science + Practice for EHS: Hands-on Workshop
Presented by: Jonathan Klane
8-hour PDS
 Saturday, July 9, 2022 8:00 AM 5:00 PM New - NFPA 45 - A Process Safety Approach to Laboratory Safety
Presented by: Dennis Terpin
8-hour PDS

 

Date

Time   Session Title Pricing
 Sunday, July 10, 2022  8:00 AM  12:00 PM Managing University UAS/Drone (Unmanned Aircraft) Operations
Presented by: David Breeding
4-hour PDS
 Sunday, July 10, 2022 8:00 AM 12:00 PM Visual Chemical Safety Working Session
Presented by: Kathy Malone
4-hour PDS
 Sunday, July 10, 2022 8:00 AM 12:00 PM Appling NIMS to Campus Emergencies - The 2008 College of Pharmcy Fire
Presented by: Dennis Terpin
4-hour PDS
 Sunday, July 10, 2022 8:00 AM 12:00 PM Building Inclusive Work Cultures: Everyday Actions that Lead to Belonging
Presented by: Laurie Battaglia
4-hour PDS


SATURDAY SESSIONS

Field Research Safety Workshop
Presented by: Miriam Sharp

July 9, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Description
This workshop will present a structured approach to managing rises inherent to academic field research and course field trips in urban, remote, and international settings. This session will be fully interactive where participants will evaluate gaps in their programs, discuss experiences with risks and incident response, and share best practices for training, communication, and outreach. There will be time allotted to address topics and specific challenges requested by the participants and identify next action steps to build or expand a field safety program on your campus.


Arts Chemical Safety and Ventilation
Presented by: Tracy Stark

July 9, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Session Description
An in-depth presentation of Arts related chemical safety concerns, management, and ventilation requirements. Presented jointly by Tracy Stark, UC Riverside, and Monona Rossol, Arts, Crafts, & Theater Safety non-profit (virtual only). The presentation will cover commonly found materials in art studios, foundry, theater workshops, and photography studios. We will discuss the health hazards present and controls that can and should be implemented to support the specific areas of use. We will discuss specific ventilation controls that should be employed in art areas with real-life examples.


Working Safely with Nanotechnology in the Higher Education Laboratory
Presented by: David Breeding

July 9, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Session Description
Nanotechnology covers engineered structures, devices and systems that have a length scale of 1 – 100 nanometers. At these scales, materials begin to exhibit unique properties that affect physical, chemical and biological behavior. Researching, developing and utilizing these properties is at the heart of the new technology. Nanotechnology Safety affords researchers effective methods to avoid unnecessary exposures to potentially harmful nanoscale materials in the laboratory.


Application of Fire Codes to Laboratories
Presented by: John DeLaHunt

July 9, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Session Description
This session offers an in-depth look at fire codes and standards; how they apply to laboratories, and how campus fire safety and laboratory safety staff can use codes to prevent fire, injuries, and property damage. This session will take a deep dive on storage requirements in the model codes and how those requirements apply to new and existing construction. There will be emphasis on pre-incident planning and strategies for involving the local fire department in the campus lab safety program. We will also have a conversation on current events and future changes to fire codes for laboratories.


Storytelling Science + Practice for EHS: Hands-on Workshop
Presented by: Jonathan Klane

July 9, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Session Description
"Ever ask yourself, “What tool helps us communicate, relate, bond, make sense, empathize, contextualize, see perspectives, teach, persuade, affect risk perceptions, makes us cry and laugh, and we all have tried it?
Sure you have – it’s stories."


New - NFPA 45 - A Process Safety Approach to Laboratory Safety
Presented by: Dennis Terpin

July 9, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Session Description
What causes exposures, injuries, and deaths in our laboratories. The laboratory itself or the operations conducted in the laboratory? This course will increase your ability to identify laboratory process safety hazards and enhance your ability to understanding of safe laboratory design and operations based on NFPA 45, 2019. The course will explore the different approaches for conducting laboratory operations and inspections. A process safety approach to laboratory safety inspections is the safety audit of the operational conditions that occur on a daily basis in the laboratory.



SUNDAY SESSIONS

Managing University UAS/Drone (Unmanned Aircraft) Operations
Presented by: David Breeding

July 10, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Description
Universities are heavily impacted by rapidly increasing UAS/Drone (Unmanned Aircraft) operations both on university property and on university business. This session will provide an overview of UAS Drone Operations, FAA requirements, and elements of a Campus Management Program for UAS/drone Operations. Included are the new 2021 FAA rules for Remote ID, Night Flights, and Operating Over People. This session is applicable for university faculty, staff & students operating, administrating, and /or ensuring compliance of unmanned aircraft in higher educational environments.


Visual Chemical Safety Working Session
Presented by: Kathy Malone

July 10, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Description
This session will be "hands on" about ways to convey Chemical Safety to workers visually. Attendees will have reviewed several Safety Data Sheets SDS, and transformed the information into some visual form of sharing the information with workeres for each of the topics covered.


Applying NIMS to Campus Emergencies - The 2008 College of Pharmcy Fire
Presented by: Dennis Terpin

July 10, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Description
The fire began around 9 a.m. in the University’s College of Pharmacy medical building. The building contained research laboratories, classrooms, chemical storage area, a State call center, a pharmacy and located next to the University hospital. Firefighters say, at first, the smoke appeared in more than one place in the six-story building, but the flames were on the fourth floor. Approximately, 20 students and researchers here inside the building and had to evacuate. Upon evacuation flames were seen shooting out of the fourth floor. There was soot and ashes just flying all around.


Building Inclusive Work Cultures: Everyday Actions that Lead to Belonging
Presented by: Laurie Battaglia

July 10, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Description
Today’s leaders are faced with more challenges than ever especially when dealing with the humans at work. Workers expect far more than they ever have before and they aren’t putting up with the safe work demands as the “great resignation” of 2021 has shown us. People at work are no longer tolerating the bullying, the 24/7 demands (even though assisted living is a 24/7 business) and the expectation that work overrides life. What’s a leader to do? Creating a psychologically safe workplace takes intention, action, and a willingness to learn and grow. The future is now.