Sa[Fest] Events Bring Safety to You

March 31, 2024

Sa[Fest] brings informative and entertaining research safety events right where you work and study!

Princeton EHS and campus partners provide tips and tools for making your research space and processes safer through exhibits, giveaways and fun activities.  

Celebrate Earth Month With EHS

The spring 2024 installment of Sa[Fest] takes place April 17 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. in the atrium of Icahn Laboratory. The event highlights sustainable practices in the lab and on campus.

Flowers Sitting In Flasks Colored Green

Share ideas and learn about the Green Lab Recognition Program, which recognizes sustainable adjustments in operations, procurement and waste management. Create a keepsake conversation piece with air plants and recycled glassware, and enter for a chance to win a cutting of Einstein's Begonia (for real!).

Beginning at 3:30 p.m. we are hosting a talk from John Pickering of behavioral sciences firm Evidn, who is working with the Office of Sustainability and EHS to implement practices around more efficient use of fume hoods. There will be a reception afterwards with food and beverages.

Ted Borer and Bill Broadhurst from Campus Energy will discuss the University's geothermal project, and representatives from Facilities will share information on sustainable practices in landscaping, grounds maintenance and the Roofing and Tinning Shop.

It's a celebration of the University's commitment to sustainability, and you will walk away with ideas to make your workspace and operations more green — as well as some cool swag. Save the date and don't miss it!

Sa[Fest] in the Wild: Guyot Hall Nov. 28 

Safest in the wild graphic with tiger superimposed on the word 'wild.'

Our fall 2023 Sa[Fest] event took place Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the atrium at Guyot Hall (near the dinosaur), with a focus on field research. Displays will cover travel, shipping, gear, safety, security and best practices. There will be relevant giveaways and information on topics specific to staying safe in the wild, such as fall protection. 

If field research plays any part in your work, whether domestically or internationally, be sure not to miss this informative event. 

We will be at TigerTrot on Nov. 17 to promote this upcoming event. Be sure to stop by Dillon Gym for a free tote and additional information about Sa[Fest] in the Wild!

Sa[Fest] at Frick Aug. 29-30

Sa[Fest] at Frick Laboratory featured fun games, prizes and a raffle to win a free lunch for your lab. Attendees dressed a cutout of the Princeton Tiger, got "hands on" education in various types of gloves, met Fire Marshal Joe Novak and received a custom chemistry-themed tumbler.

Dressing the Princeton Tiger cut-out.

Students at Sa[Fest] dressed the Princeton Tiger with proper PPE.

The event highlighted safety information and resources for students, researchers and faculty, including educational displays and giveaways on the themes of:

  • Waste management
  • PPE
  • Electrical and fire safety 
  • Conservation and sustainability
  • WorkAlone - a safety feature in the TigerSafe app  

Spring Sa[Fest] May 2-3

Sa[Fest] comes to the Icahn Atrium May 2-3 with informative presentations about PPEhousekeeping (maintaining a cleaner, safer and more efficient lab space), equipment clearance (preparing equipment for surplusing) and biosafety principles and practices. Along with informative exhibits and vendors, there will be a variety of giveaways and raffle prizes, treats and refreshments, and pizza on Tuesday evening (May 2).

  • May 2: Housekeeping and Rotor Inspections, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • May 2: Biosafety and Housekeeping, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • May 3: General PPE, Biosafety and Rotor Inspections, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition to on-hand safety experts from EHS, host vendors at the event will be Cintas, Thermo Fisher and Kimberly Clark. Mark your calendar and come join EHS for this special spring celebration.

Lab Safety Awareness Week: Feb 13-17

Sa[Fest] comes to the E-quad Cafe for Lab Safety Awareness Week 2023! EHS will feature important safety information over three days, along with prizes and treats. 

  • Feb. 15: PPE with Stanley Howell and Chelsea McDonnell 
  • Feb. 16: Waste, Housekeeping with Meagan Fitzpatrick, Joan Hutzly and Halina Staniszewska
  • Feb. 17: Electrical Safety, Lithium-Ion Batteries with Chris Niles

Attend each day for unique promotions and giveaways. Events take place at the E-Quad Cafe, Engineering Quadrangle C, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Princeton EHS is celebrating Lab Safety Awareness week in partnership with CSHEMA, the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association. 

Sa[Fest] Keynote: Brad Snyder

On Oct. 12, 2022, Sa[Fest] kicked off with a keynote address from Brad Snyder, Paralympic swimmer, retired US Navy Explosive Ordinance Officer and Princeton PhD student. Snyder shared a powerful story of resilience and triumph after an IED explosion in Afghanistan left him fully blind.

The keynote was also part of the Symposium on Storytelling, an event hosted by CSHEMA and Princeton EHS Oct. 11-12 at Frist Campus Center.