Safety Theory

Those who attend 3 out 4 of the workshops (in any order) will qualify for an official Safety Certificate from EH&S and the Office of Research Administration (ORA). Enhance your research career, add safety credentials to your resume, and transition from scientist to lab leader!

RISK ASSESSMENT CORE CURRICULUM

This 4-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: OPTIMIZE THE USE OF YOUR LAB SPACE

Get ready to tackle disorganization, storage deficiencies, and misallocation of work areas in a series of interactive exercises meant to teach the principles of rational lab setup. Gain access to tools for exploring lab layouts, and challenge yourself and your colleagues to improve the way your lab space is utilized. Lunch will be provided.

WORKSHOP II: RESPONDING TO INCIDENTS

Lab-related incidents happen, and when they do researchers are typically the first on the scene. If this could be you, then take this workshop! Meet with emergency responders and your peers to discuss emergencies & other types of incidents, appropriate response tactics, and how to be the most valuable resource you can be during the event. Lunch will be provided.

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