Please see the attached flyer for all of our Safety Week events. We hope to see you at them!
Our Safe Operation Cards (SOCs) have been completed! Please find the templates under the “resources” tab on our website or use this link: SOC Cards
The JST will be putting on its 3rd annual Safety Week! Book your calendars – this will be taking place the week of May 13th – 17th. The event list will be finalized shortly, be on the lookout for flyers, emails, and other announcements!
The Photon1 van will be visiting on May 6th to share laser safety products and practices. The van will be parked on the North Quad (just South of Beckman), on May 6th from 10:00 – 2:00 pm. Please stop by if you deal with lasers! Please see flyer for more information: PhotonVan
Thanks to all of our attendees for the March and April LSO meetings. In these two meetings we discussed how to interface with facilities and services to have any maintenance done in your labs (March). For the April meeting we discussed how to handle specialty waste (with an emphasis on bio-waste). We also showed one of our new initiatives, Safe Operation Cards, and are working on finalizing them. Please see the ‘Monthly LSO Meeting’ tab for the powerpoint slides
Our next LSO meeting will be on Tuesday, March 19th at 11:00 am. The meeting will be in Chem Annex 1024. Remember to please send a representative from your group if you are unable to attend!
2019 Nano Safety Workshop – February 28, 2019
1:15 PM – 4:50 PM
190 Engineering Sciences Building
MRL is a facility that brings in researchers and students from many different backgrounds. In the research environment, work and studies with nanomaterials is steadily growing. This workshop is for all involved with nanomaterial research to help educate them how to properly handle nanomaterials and how to protect themselves. Educating others is a promising way to help our MRL facility and other labs on campus stay a safe environment for research.
Follow this link for more information regarding the speakers and to register for the workshop:
Thank you to all of the LSO’s who attended our February meeting! We recapped our SOP writing workshop, went through recent incidents, and got some feedback regarding the implementation of Safety Minutes. Please see our ‘Monthly LSO Meeting’ tab for the powerpoint slides.
We will be holding a Standard Operating Procedure workshop with the help of DRS.
When: Thursday, January 31st
Where: Noyes 165
The goal of this workshop is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and resources to efficiently create quality SOPs, it will consist of two parts.
The first part will be a presentation/discussion on SOP basics, their requirements, and risk assessments. This part will go from 1:00 pm to approximately 2:00 pm.
The second part will be an opportunity for students to create a SOP or update an existing SOP with the help of DRS and JST (Students may come for just the 1st part). If you do plan on participating in the second part and creating/updating a SOP, please bring your laptop or the printed SOP. This part will start around 2:00 pm and go until 3:00 pm.
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
The Joint Safety Team (JST) wants your help!
During this training, graduate student volunteers will “role-play” as students that do not follow standard lab rules (shorts in the lab, no safety goggles, etc.). The TA’s will have to identify the problem and intervene in the appropriate way. Afterwards, the graduate student volunteers will give feedback to the trainees.
We hope that this training session helps the lab TA’s feel more comfortable in a position of authority. This will improve communication between TA and student and help to mitigate potential incidents throughout the semester. Plus, it should be fun for graduate students to be the “bad students”, so please sign-up!
Wednesday, January, 16th 5:30-7:00 PM, 1006/1007 Chem Annex
Pizza and pop will be available for all volunteers, plus we will be raffling prizes!
Signup here: https://goo.gl/forms/a9VN3ncwiGjxsQ3G2