The American Chemical Society is sponsoring a workshop to educate graduate students about lab safety culture and promoting safety in their schools.
The workshop called "Developing Graduate Student Leadership Skills in Laboratory Safety" will be held at the ACS National Meeting & Expo on Sunday August 19, 2018 from 3-6 p.m.
This three-hour workshop will be led by two PhD students with extensive safety program experience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It will describe current programs and research emphasizing the challenges and opportunities of safety culture in the academic environment.
The purpose of this workshop is to help develop individualized plans for the creation or improvement of student safety programs. Other key topics include hazard assessment, risk management, safety management practices, and complementary top-down approaches. This workshop will be primarily directed at graduate student issues, but faculty and staff will also benefit and are encouraged to participate.
This workshop is sponsored by the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety and the ACS Office of Graduate Education, with technical support provided by the leadership of the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety. Participants will be awarded a certificate that can be noted on their resume.
Source: ACS Press Release