This 4-hour workshop is primarily directed at frontline researchers in academic institutions: 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 the value of risk assessment
Guide participants towards gaining awareness of safety culture messages from the leadership at their institutions
Empower participants to expand their safety networks and develop laboratory safety teams.
Sammye Sigmann presented a workshop on laboratory safety resources from the American Chemical Society and other organizations for the teaching environment at the secondary and undergraduate level. Topics addressed include:
Conceptual overview of teacher liability relative to lab safety
The ins and outs of the Globally Harmonized System and Safety Data Sheets
Risk Assessment models for common teaching demonstrations
Evaluation of on line videos demonstrating chemistry
PDF versions of her materials for this workshop are linked to below below.