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About This Webinar

The traditional approach to laboratory safety focuses almost solely on fundamentals like following the rules and policies, wearing protective equipment, and knowing who to contact in an emergency. While these are all vital components to lab safety, they do not engage the critical thinking and active decision making necessary in a complex and dynamic research environment. The traditional approach only allows lab scientists to respond to generic safety concerns. Lab scientists also need to be encouraged to use more of their knowledge, expertise, and experience to critically assess potential safety issues, and to have the confidence to respond appropriately to new safety incidents. The principles of risk assessment and control described by the RAMP framework are core safety concepts that all lab personnel should learn and utilize in their daily work. This presentation will introduce the elements of RAMP, offer examples of RAMP in action, and provide resources for ongoing education and support for risk management. Lab scientists and managers who have any responsibility for lab safety would benefit from attending this presentation.

Key takeaways from this presentation will include:

• Why risk assessment should be a part of all lab scientists’ daily work
• How to actively identify lab hazards and assess the risks of those hazards
• What the hierarchy of controls is and how it is used to manage risk
• Why emergency preparation is part of the risk assessment process

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When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 · 02:00:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Language: English
Who can attend? Anyone with the event link can attend
Dial-in available? (listen only): No
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Senior Laboratory Safety Specialist and Chemical Hygiene Officer, Office of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety, University of Pennsylvania
Kimi Brown is the senior laboratory safety specialist and chemical hygiene officer for the University of Pennsylvania. Kimi has worked in the Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS) at Penn for the past 10 years. Before joining EHRS, Kimi spent five years at Merck & Co. Inc. as a medicinal chemist in West Point, PA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and master’s degree in environmental protection and safety management. Kimi is a Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer, a Certified Safety Professional, and an Associate in Risk Management. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) and on the Executive Committee of the Division of Chemical Health and Safety (DCHAS) of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Webinar hosting presenter
Laboratory Safety Specialist, Office of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety, University of Pennsylvania
Gwenn Allen is a lab safety specialist in the Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS) at the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Penn last October, Gwenn worked as laboratory and environmental safety manager at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and as director of science laboratories at Jefferson East Falls (formerly Philadelphia University). She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and master’s degree in environmental protection and safety management.