The JST needs your help!
It’s time for fall TA training. In our efforts to improve the safety culture in the Chemistry Department we are assisting with training the incoming graduate students and undergrad Lab TA’s for the upcoming semester.
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, August 28th, 5:30-7:30 PM, 1006/1007 Chem Annex
Tuesday, September 3rd, 5:00-6:00 PM, 1006 Chem Annex
Thursday, September 5th, 5:00-6:00 PM, 1006 Chem Annex
Pizza and pop will be available for all volunteers, plus we will be giving away JST merchandise! The training will take about 45 minutes and the rest of the time is for pizza.
Sign up here!
Thank you to all the attendees at our recent August LSO meeting! We covered best practices regarding mechanical/equipment safety (vacuum pump safety, rotating equipment, electrical safety, and cutting tools safety). Please check out the slides for announcements and recent incident reports! August 2019 LSO Meeting Slides
Thanks to all the LSOs that attended the June LSO meeting. We discussed the new EPA Waste labelling requirement. We also had a number of announcements, so please check out the slides. June LSO Meeting Slides
If you are interested in improving safety, working with us, meeting new people, or improving your leadership skills, please get involved!
Please fill out this application if you are interested: JST Leadership Application
The application will be open to all graduate students and post-docs until Friday July 12th.
Please see the attached document for the new enrollment process for the Safety Exam. Students will now be able to register themselves through Compass
Enrolling in SCS Safety Exam
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