Update on “Empowering academic researchers to strengthen safety culture” Workshop

The American Chemical Society is sponsoring a workshop to help educate graduate students and other interested academic lab workers about lab safety culture and opportunities for promoting safety in their schools. Thanks to the overwhelming response from the academic community for the virtual version of this workshop, the August 16th workshop is full. Luckily, we will be holding this workshop again in virtual form on Thursday, November 12, 3 PM to 6 PM EDT. Participants will be awarded a certificate that can be noted on their resumes.

This 3-hour workshop is primarily directed at researchers in academic institutions that may include graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and undergraduate students. Faculty and safety staff are also very much encouraged to participate.

Workshop goals are to:

  • Educate participants about key technical resources to expand their ability to think systematically about safety.
  • Guide participants to identify everyone’s responsibility for laboratory safety in the hierarchy at their institutions.
  • Empower participants to strengthen the safety culture at their institutions through expanding their safety networks and developing laboratory safety teams.

You can read more about the results of previous workshops and the current LST movement in the linked articles from the journal ACS Chemical Healthy & Safety

The workshop will take place on November 12, 2020 at 3 PM to 6 PM EDT (please remember to adjust for your time zone) via Zoom. It will be facilitated by Sarah Zinn of the University of Chicago (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-zinn/) and Jessica DeYoung from the University of Iowa (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-deyoung/), graduate students actively involved in their universities’ Laboratory Safety Teams (LSTs).

The overall design and organization of this workshop is done by the Workshop Leader Jessica A. Martin (current graduate student at the University of Connecticut) and the CHAS Coordinator Kali A. Miller of ACS Publications (formerly of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Please contact them if you have any questions about this workshop and future workshops at lstworkshop@dchas.org.

This workshop is sponsored by the ACS Safety Programs and the ACS Office of Graduate Education, with technical support provided by the leadership of the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety.

Information on CHAS Professional Development Workshops can be found here.

Graduate Student Safety Leadership workshop$25 registration

Registration Notes:

July 1 2020 Note: We have reached the 40 person cap for registration for the August 2020 workshop. We will offer this workshop again in the fall; if you would like to know about this opportunity, let us know by e-mail at membership@dchas.org for we’ll let you know as our plans firm up.

One person may register for multiple workshops on a single Registration form. If you have more than one person to register using the same credit card or billing method or if you need help with the registration process, please contact Russ Phifer at 610-322-0657 or rphifer@wcenvironmental.com You will receive a confirmation that your registration has been submitted immediately upon registering. You will be sent a confirmation of registration email as soon as your registration is reviewed. Please contact 610-322-0657 if you do not receive the confirmation within four working days.

Conditions and Cancellation/Refund Policy

Upon verified registration, information will be sent to each participant containing specific location information of the workshop. Registrants may send substitutes are necessary. Full refund available for cancellations up to three (3) weeks prior to workshop date. 50% refund up to one (1) week prior to workshop. Cancellations made less than seven (7) days prior to workshop start date will be charged, but an 80% credit may be applied toward a future program. No-shows receive no credit and will be billed.