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Schedule is subject to change upon confirmation of speakers.


 Friday, July 6

Afternoon Professional Development Seminars


 Saturday, July 7

All Day Professional Development Seminars


 Sunday, July 8

8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Professional Development Seminars
8:30 a.m. Alertus Charity Golf Tournament supporting the CSHEMA scholarship fund
4:30 p.m. a.m. Newcomer's Welcome
5:30 p.m. State of the Association
6:30 p.m. Opening Event


Monday, July 9

8 a.m. CSHEMA Awards Breakfast
9 a.m. Featured Speaker Danny Dickerson
Danny Dickerson is the director, Division of Inclusion and Diversity, for the National Institutes of Health. He is primarily responsible for overseeing the administration of the Affirmative Employment Programs and managing a robust diversity and inclusion portfolio. Additionally, Dickerson is the founder of the Triangle Training and Motivational Institute. Dickerson believes in a message of positive organizational change through motivation, combined with open and honest communication.
10 a.m. Starting a Lab Safety Program from Scratch Wellness Programs to Enhance Health and Safety Organizational Resilience Approach to Safety ANSI Z10-2012 Occ Health and Mgmt Systems Community of Practice Meetings
11 a.m. Evolution of Shop Safety Ultrafine Particles Lessons Irma Taught Us Creating Safe, Vibrant, Effective Programs for Minors Community of Practice Meetings
Noon Exhibit Hall Open with Lunch
2 p.m. Making Everyone a Lab Safety Inspector Do Bowties Have Value in Academic Research? Expanding Outreach: Safety Course for Students Post-Earthquake Spill Assessment Program Community of Practice Meetings
3 p.m. 3D Metal Printers Upgrading the Lab Coat User Experience Health and Safety in Student Shops Learned Lessons from New Safety Audit Practices Community of Practice Meetings
4 p.m. Training to Become a Better Coworker Additive Manufacturing: Protecting 3D Printers Real Energy Savings, Real Lab Safety Building a Robust Chemical Inventory Program Community of Practice Meetings
4:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open and Reception


Tuesday, July 10

8 a.m. Featured Speaker Dr. Sandra K. Knight
Dr. Sandra K. Knight is a senior research engineer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Maryland, where she works with her other colleagues in the development of water policy and flood risk management initiatives. She is also the founder and president of WaterWonks LLC in Washington, DC. Her company was formed to provide strategic consulting advice to clients in the public and private sectors on a multitude of topics including water resources, the environment, hazard mitigation and research and development.
9:15 a.m. External Reviews of EHS Programs and Safety Culture High Hazard Storage Fire Protection Lab Portal: Gateway to Research Safety Maximize your Chemical Inventory System Evaluating Lab Ventilation Effectiveness Community of Practice Meetings
10:15 a.m. Journey to Partnership: A Winding Road Pumpkin Launching: Fun and Safe EHS Planning of a High Hazard Chemical Lab Implementing an Ergonomic Assessment Program Negotiating with the Regulator Community of Practice Meetings
11 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open with Lunch
1 p.m. Outcomes from a Safety Climate Survey Combining Forces: Joint Safety Team Regulatory Agency Q&A Managing EHS Workload with Low Cost Software Modular, Flexible Approach to Hands-On Training Community of Practice Meetings
2 p.m. Findings from a Campus Initiative to Improve Lab Safety Using Institutional Differences as Strengths Effective Lab Safety Training Operational Improvement of Lab Inspections Safety Rocks! Awards for Safe Teaching Assistants Community of Practice Meetings
3 p.m. Partnering with Lab Managers for Mutual Benefit Professional Development Core (Competency) Work Safety Attitudes of Engineering Undergraduates Implementing an Enterprise EHS Software Solution Integrated Management System for Facilities Community of Practice Meetings
4 p.m. Advanced Lab Safety Hot Topics in Biosafety Musings on 40 Years of EHS Leadership From Grease to Giving: Student Sustainability Projects Prioritizing Lab Energy Savings Community of Practice Meetings
5 p.m. Psyched! What EHS Can Learn from the Psychology Department Ask a Radiation Safety Officer Working Collaboratively with Others Lab Operation Threshold Ranges Lithium Batteries Community of Practice Meetings
Reception at the Baltimore National Aquarium


 Wednesday, July 11


8 a.m. CFATS 10 Years Later Compliance 2.0: Face the Facts and Live our Values Emerging Hazards Impacting Educational Institutions Development of a Lab Safety Committee Biosafety Concerns in the Clinical Setting
9 a.m. Implementation of the APLU Guidelines Biosafety Toolkit: A Step Toward Safety Culture So My Campus Has a BSL3. Now What? Progress from the Shared Lab Space Working Group Beyond Compliance: Reimagining Standard Operating Procedures
10 a.m. Regulatory Update from CSHEMA's Advocacy Council Emergency Responder Training for High Containment Fall Protection from Zero to 50 in Six Years Teaching Safety: Two Hands at a Time Are Inspections Only Checking Boxes?
11 a.m. Lab Inspections: Sharing Practices Support Student Industrial Safety Colllaborations Small Particle Counting: What Can We Find? Rethinking Risk Assessment From One to 100 Without Hiring New Employees
Noon Gavel Pass, 2019 Reveal, and Lunch

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