Thursday August 2, AM Sessions

S71: Best Practices in Undergraduate Safety Instruction

Organizer: Dave Finster (Wittenberg University, USA)

Presider: Dave Finster (Wittenberg University, USA)

More national attention is being drawn to the topic of safety instruction at the undergraduate level in preparation for graduate studies and employment in the chemical industry. Undergraduate programs in chemistry are called upon to “upgrade” their safety instruction as a result. This symposium invites papers that will describe “best practices” and effective strategies that seek to educate, through various means, chemistry students about safe laboratory practices and inculcate in students a “safety mindset” that can persist throughout their career as chemists and scientists. “One size does not fit all” and institutions of different size and character will inevitably use different methods of instruction.

     Introduction 9:30am-9:35am

P881: Creating safety cultures in academic institutions

Robert Hill 9:35am – 9:55am – Thomas 215

P882: Four-year program in safety instruction

Dave Finster 9:55am – 10:15am – Thomas 215

P883: Establishing a chemical hygiene officer/lab safety officer position at your school

Jonathan Rienstra-Kiracofe 10:15am – 10:35am – Thomas 215

P884: Effectiveness role-playing in developing a safety culture among chemistry graduate teaching assistants

Dominick Casadonte 10:35am – 10:55am – Thomas 215

Break 10:55am-11:10am

P885: Laboratory safety course for undergraduate student workers and researchers

Barry Ferm 11:10am – 11:30am – Thomas 215

Panel Discussion 11:30am-11:50am

Technical Symposia Schedule

Technical Symposia Schedule

Workshop Schedule

Workshop Schedule

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