Thank you to everyone who attended our February LSO Meeting! We discussed the various feedback forms that JST has as well as introduced a new initiative- Safety QuickChecks. Please check out the meeting slides for more information on announcements and recent incidents. See you on April 2nd for our next LSO meeting! February 2020 LSO Meeting Slides
Thank you to all our attendees at our January LSO meeting! We covered the Building Emergency Action Plan (BEAP), labeling chemicals, and general housekeeping. Please see the meeting slides for announcements and recent incidents. January 2020 LSO Meeting Slides
The LSO meetings for the rest of the semester have been set! They are:
Please see the meeting slides for more details. See you next month!
Thank you to all our attendees at our November LSO meeting! This was our annual “How to be an LSO” meeting where we covered the roles and responsibilities of LSO officers. Please see the slides for announcements and a summary of incident statistics from the JST Near Miss/Incident Reporting form! November 2019 LSO Meeting Slides
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