Safety Theory Workshops

Safety Theory

Those who attend three out four of the workshops (in any order) will qualify for an official Safety Certificate from EH&S and the Office of Research Administration (ORA). By doing so, you can enhance your research career, add safety credentials to your resume, and transition from scientist to lab leader!

RISK ASSESSMENT CORE CURRICULUM

This four-part workshop series provides UCLA researchers with interactive training in identifying, assessing and mitigating risks in laboratory settings. Developed by EH&S specialists and experts in adult learning strategies, this series blends safety theory and practice through engaging hands-on activities, case studies, and group discussions. Connect with other researchers while gaining new skills for managing risk in your environment. Learn and use practical management tools and a risk assessment framework to drive change in your workplace.

WORKSHOP I: ACCIDENTS, NEAR MISS INCIDENTS AND RISK ASSESSMENT

Come join your fellow researchers and EH&S for a candid discussion about laboratory accidents and near misses. Lunch will be provided as you gain new skills and/or sharpen old ones through sharing and analyzing personal stories from EH&S staff and the campus community. Get an introduction to risk assessment by participating in interactive group exercises to develop strategies for preventing, mitigating, and learning from accidents and near misses. COURSE ID: LAB-STW-ARA

WORKSHOP II: ASSESSING RISK AND DEVELOPING MITIGATION STRATEGIES

What can researchers do to control the hazards they encounter in the lab? A lot! Practice using the integrated risk management cycle to assess risk and develop effective mitigation strategies. COURSE ID: LAB-STW-ARM

WORKSHOP III: EVERYDAY LABORATORY SAFETY

An opportunity to put your risk assessment and mitigation skills to the test in a simulated lab environment! Use your knowledge and the experiences of your colleagues to navigate these challenging hands-on exercises. If you’ve attended this one before, come see how your skills are holding up! The stations are fresh and new each year. COURSE ID: LAB-STW-ELS

WORKSHOP IV: SAFETY LEADERSHIP

Are you interested in integrating better safety practices in your lab’s culture? Lead the charge as we show how to structure your ideas and resources into a lab-specific safety management plan. COURSE ID: LAB-STW-SL

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ADVANCED SAFETY THEORY

You have completed the Risk Assessment Core Curriculum, now what? Unleash your potential and hone your safety leadership skills by completing an Advanced Training workshop. Stay informed about current issues affecting the safety landscape, learn how to integrate risk management in your workplace, and explore the unique challenges of research in an academic setting.

WORKSHOP I: The "Ins and Outs" of PPE Usage

Choosing personal protective equipment and using it correctly is not as simple as you might think. Practice using risk assessment strategies to inform your choices and guide your behaviors when using these important tools.

WORKSHOP II: Waste Stream Management

Dealing with waste is an essential but often overlooked part of the workflow for any job. Explore waste management principles and learn how to integrate them into your processes for improved efficiency, safety and sustainability.

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