Thank you to all our attendees at our October LSO meeting! The topic covered was advanced PPE and resources for learning about and obtaining advanced PPE. We also presented a draft of the new SCS Safety Exam Questions for the revised Chemical Hygiene Plan. If you have any feedback about these questions please let us know! Please also see the meeting slides for announcements and recent incident reports. October 2019 LSO Meeting Slides, SCS Safety Exam Questions
See you next month for our annual “How to be an LSO” meeting. If your group is changing LSO’s soon please make sure to bring the new LSO to this meeting!
Is there any important safety information you wished you had known when you joined a lab? Do you have any suggestions about how to improve the current safety exam?
JST is looking for graduate student volunteers to participate in a working group on updating the SCS Safety Exam. Volunteers will be asked to provide comments and suggestions on making the safety exam more applicable and relevant for our department. If you’ve ever had any thoughts on important safety information you had wished you had known when you came here and joined your lab, now is the time to contribute!
Please fill out the form here if you are interested!
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!