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Monday, July 26, 2021

*Times noted in Central Time
Time   Lab Safety  Fire & General Safety Managements Systems Technology and
General Safety
9:45am - 10:30am General Session:
Welcome from President
Celebration of Excellence/Award and Scholarship Announcements
10:30am - 11:20am Keynote Speaker  - Meagan Johnson
11:30am - 12:20pm Education Sessions
Block A
Anatomy of a Research Lab
Mary Lindstrom
From Data Analysis
to Injury Mitigation

Erich Fruchnicht, Sean Speed,
Kristin Robinson
KPI Task Force Update
Dennis Elmore, Bob Emery,
Lou DiBerardinis, Mary Duda,
Jonathan Klane, John Verdi
Service When?
Service Now!

Stephen Elwood
12:20pm - 1:30pm Dedicated Exhibit Hall 
1:30pm - 2:20pm Education Sessions
Block B
Making Safety Connections During Challenging Times
Veronica Thron,
Rebecca Grunewald
Beryllium Exposure
Case Review

Jesse Decker
Emerging Hazards
Impacting Higher Education

David Breeding
Safety Culture-
the Infinite Game

Anthony Appleton
2:30pm - 3:20pm Welcome 1st Timers to CSHEMA
2:30pm - 3:20pm ALL Attendee Speed Networking – 1st Timers will be joining us at 3:10pm
3:30pm - 4:20pm Education Sessions
Block C
Lab Safety Inspections
During a Pandemic

Tracy Harvey
Controlling Isoflurane
Waste Gas Exposure in Animals

Linh Phan, Susan Vleck
Student Engagement in
Pandemic Response

Kelsey Griffith, Hope Zavalin
The Science of Stories:
How They Alter Risk Views

Jonathan Klane
4:30pm - 5:20pm Education Sessions
Block D
Implementing Biosafety
for COVID-19 Research

Lesley Decker
Primer on Occupational
Exposure Limits

Dennis Elmore
Novel Partnerships in
Novel Times to be Pack Ready

Amy Orders
EH&S Role in
COVID-19 Response
& Prevention Efforts

Katia Harb, 
Eleanor Wade
5:30pm - 7:00pm Evening Entertainment - CSHEMA's Singing for Change


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

*Times noted in Central Time
Time   Lab Safety  Fire & General Safety Managements Systems Technology and
General Safety

9:00am - 9:45am

Wellness Time

Wake Up & Flow
(Gentle Yoga)
Andrea Heller
Harvard Center for Wellness

Morning Yoga for Everyone
(Yes- that includes you!)
Leo Ryan
Mindful Movement – Meditation
A pre-recorded meditation session - Garden of the Mind
(visualization & hypnosis practice)
Jim Doughty
10:00am - 10:50am Education Sessions
Block E
11 Years Later at
Texas Tech University

Heather Coats
CCFS - Commissioning
of Fire/Life
Safety Systems

Kevin McSweeney

Complete Safety Program
Task Force Update

James Crandall, Justin Grillot

Chemical Fume Hoods

Dennis Terpin

11:00am - 11:50pm

Vendor Spotlight Sessions Aerosol Transmission
and Mitigations:
Breaking into the Black Box with Real World Data

Erik Malmstrom
SafeTraces, Inc.
Total Worker Health® (TWH®) Pandemic Strategies and Lessons Learned
Frank Stillo lll,
Emily (Price) McAden,
Maija Leff
Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.​​​​​​
The Emerging Field of
Cannabis Science on the University Campus

Michael Benson
Triumvirate Environmental

Making the Case:
Selling Safety to
University Leaders

Branden Neal
Salute Safety
Steve Cohen, 
Matthew Brinton 
Weill Cornell

12:00pm - 12:50pm Education Sessions
Block F
Working Alone
in Research Settings

Angela Dartt
Improving Fire Safety through
Strategic Partnership

Evan Orowetz,
John Guerra, Jason Heider,
Shailendra Singh
Leading Student Workers
Through College and COVID

Abby Kurwitz
Ultrafine Particles:
The Small Stuff Counts

Courtney Kerr

12:50pm - 2:00pm

Dedicated Exhibit Hall
2:00pm - 2:50pm Education Sessions
Block G
Lab Safety Practices
& Considerations

Lila Transue
Laser Cutter in the
Academic Makerspace

Andrew Lawson,
Shailendra Singh
University Committee Strategies
David Farris
Campus Contamination:
Managing Asbestos in Soil

Zehra Schneider Graham,
Will Wade
3:00pm - 3:50pm Education Sessions
Block H
Developing Lab Management Tools
to Promote Safety

Angie Vreugdenhil-Hayslette,
Tristan White
- A Seat at the Table for
EHS Facilities Planning

Edward Chainani
- Are You Winning the
Infinite Game of Safety?

Vance Kekoa
Reflection on Three Decades in EH&S Leadership
Bruce Backus
Forming Alliances
to Make Life Easier

Margaret Smallbrock,
Aaron Grimm,
Jerilyn Roberts
4:00pm - 4:50pm Education Sessions
Block I
Engaging with PIs to
Optimize EHS Performance

Kathryn Nobrega
Adapting to Remote Making -
At Residences and Home

Tolga Durak, Michael Labosky
Development & Implementation
of HF Safety Program

Paul Minor, Neha Chawla,
Jeffrey Harris,
Shailendra Singh
Smart Labs Initiative:
It Takes a Village

Ryan Lisk

5:00pm - 6:30pm

CSHEMA Best in Show / Yappy Hour


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

*Times noted in Central Time
Time   Lab Safety  Fire & General Safety Managements Systems Technology and
General Safety
9:00am - 9:45am Wellness Time Stretch & Flex
Chantyl Gable
Harvard EHS. Dept.
Morning Yoga for Everyone
(Yes- that includes you!)
Leo Ryan

Stretech & Reset at Your Desk (Chair Yoga)
Laura Arena
Harvard Center for Wellness

10:00am - 10:50am Education Sessions
Block J
Update on Laboratory
Ventilation Standards

Markus Schaufele, 
Tom Smith, 3Flow
The Whole Kit and

Jack Reidy
Safety Challenges:
Lab Space for Startup Companies

Courtney Stanion,
Matthew Stiegel,
Antony Schwartz
Employees' Intention to
Evacuate at a University

Aurora Le
10:50am - 12:00pm  Dedicated Exhibit Hall
12:00pm - 12:50pm Vendor Spotlight Sessions Mechanical Ventilation Systems (HVAC):
Impact on Indoor Air Quality

Jim Schumacher
TSI Inc.

Safety Assurance Methodology:
A New Paradigm in EH&S Engagement

Greg Kwolek,
Stephenie Langston
SafetyStratus Inc.

Safety Platform for
Higher Education Overview

Kevin Wilson
Campus Optics, Inc.
Material and
Spend Management
for Research Labs

Tom Russell
1:00pm - 1:50pm Education Sessions
Block K
Let's Split the Bill!
Jointly Funding EHS Roles

Stephen Elwood,
Meagan Fitzpatrick
Laser Cutter Safety in
Shops and Makerspaces

Andrew Kalil,
Michael Labosky,
Jim Doughty
Quantifying the Influence
of Designated Lab Space

Otu Inyang
Do Your Fume Hoods Suck?  Selecting the Right Hood
Nancy Eaker, Darryl Coenen
2:00pm - 3:30pm State of the Association  / Passing of the Gavel
3:40pm - 4:30pm Education Sessions
Block L
Implementation of an
EHS Funded Lab Coat Program

Jenette Paul
  Using Design Thinking to
Solve Emergency Planning

Keith Perry, Russell Furr
Using Metrics
to Move Mountains

Alex Hagen
4:40pm - 5:00pm 2022 Conference Reveal