Join us for these CSHEMA WEBINARS!

Lessons Learned from Laboratory Vacuum Pump Exhaust Explosion:
Discussion and Preventative Strategies
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 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.


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.

About the presenter:
Dr. Michelle Cook has served as Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Strategic University Initiatives since 2017. In this role, she plans and implements programs that span units across campus while also providing strategic leadership to the Office of Institutional Diversity, where she previously served as associate provost.