Emerging Issues in Research and Teaching Laboratories

Wednesday, May 25 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Emerging Issues, Laboratory Health and Safety

Arranger: E. Mellas-Hulett, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Moderator: A. Kogut, Clemson University, Clemson, SC. Monitor: P. Harnett, COEH, Inc., Ringoes, NJ.

The mission of research labs is to find the next greatest discovery or develop innovative and better methods to achieve a goal and advance science. New emerging issues, such as additive manufacturing (3D printing) and nano materials, are being incorporated into everyday teaching and research, with limited direction in safety and health standards. In academic institutions, Industrial hygienist staff must work outside the scope of typical lab safety. Emerging EHS issues found in research and teaching labs and how institutions are managing to identify the risks and address these safety programs will be discussed.

Shop Safety J. Campbell, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Studio Arts Safety Training B. Cooley, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA.

Challenges and Issues in Agricultural IH Research D. Murphy, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Managing Engineered Nanomaterials in the Laboratory M. Shepard, Colden Corporation, Ballston Lake, NY.

Designing Greener and Safer 3D Printing J. Cabral, Autodesk, Inc., San Francisco, CA.

Additive Manufacturing—Top Five Things an EHS Professional Should Know S. Durgam, GE, Niskayuna, NY.