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Emerging Issues and Solutions in Higher Education

Tuesday, May 24 | 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Topics:

International, Laboratory Health and Safety

Arrangers: L. Wong, University of California Office of the President, Oakland, CA; J. Klane, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Moderator: L. Wong, University of California Office of the President, Oakland, CA. Monitors: D. Hurley, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC; C. Reihman, Safebridge, Exton, PA.

Higher education has emerging issues that present some unique challenges to IHs and EHS professionals. Oftentimes the issues are relatively hidden, novel, or specialized. From new technologies (3D printers, laser cutters, photographic drones), Universities in China, pyrophoric chemicals, lab safety culture, and discourse analysis; speakers will weave a common thread throughout the presentations of emerging issues in higher education, hidden concerns, the unique challenges, their novel approaches and recommended solutions.

Safety in the Arts: Caution…Creative Minds at Work! B. Cooley, University of California Office of the President, Oakland, CA.

A Survey of Laboratory Safety at Eight Major Universities in China S. Yu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong.

Protective Gloves for Use When Handling Pyrophoric Chemicals J. Thompson, Ansell, Pendleton, SC.

Chemical Handling: Comfort and Dexterity While Using Hand Protection I. Castro-Rodriguez, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

What Did They Write?! Using Discourse Analysis of Online Comments to Gauge Safety Attitudes and Culture J. Klane, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.