June 18, 2018

Nearly 70 environmental health and safety professionals gathered at University of Washington for a successful CSHEMA Seattle Regional Conference, June 13–15.

The conference covered topics such as lab safety, program compliance, and pharmaceutical waste; roundtable discussions were held on acid neutralization tanks, creating guidelines for shared lab spaces, and other topics.

Presenters came from the University of Washington, Simon Fraser University, the University of Oregon, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Highlights included a tour of the Area 01 Dabble Lab Maker Space on the University of Washington campus, a high- and low-tech maker space environment that featured 3D printers, laser cutters, and a variety of art and design tools. The maker space provides students, staff, and faculty from the University of Washington with the tools and resources to build and prototype their next great idea.

“Everyone at CSHEMA, the volunteers and staff, want to offer a very special thank you to all of the people at the University of Washington who helped make this such a successful event,” CSHEMA educational program manager Kelsie Holt said. “Without their time and commitment this could not have been such a memorable conference.”