Biotech Safety Awareness Week 2013 PDF Print

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
CENTER FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Biotech Safety Awareness Week 2013 - Monday October 28th – Thursday October 31st

To underscore and support the critical importance of laboratory safety within the CBIS, a diverse array of events will be open to all RPI students, faculty and staff during the week of Monday October 28th. These lectures, exhibits and discussions will focus on several topics that are essential to the safe and compliant performance of laboratory research activities on our campus. These events are supported by the CBIS Administration, RPI Public Safety, RPI Student Health and RPI Environmental Health and Safety.

Monday 10-28-13

10:00AM – CBIS Auditorium · Assistant Chief James Hughes and Capt. Daniel McIntyre, Troy Fire Department – “Chemical and hazardous substance safety and emergency responses”; What is important to responders when there is an emergency in CBIS?

11:00AM – CBIS area (to be determined) · TFD Hazmat truck and equipment display

1:00PM – CBIS atrium and 2nd floor main lab · EH&S displays and safety shower demonstrations

2:00PM – 3:00PM – Bruggeman Room · EH&S Lab Safety Training that includes new OSHA requirements – will be required for everyone by Dec. 1, 2013

Tuesday 10-29-13

9:00AM – CBIS atrium and 3rd floor main lab · EH&S displays and safety shower demonstrations

11:00AM – 1:00PM – CBIS atrium · Safety product exhibits (Krackeler)

4:00PM – CBIS Auditorium · Ronald Musto, M.D. – “Occupational Health Issues in Biotechnology Research”

Wednesday 10-30-13

9:00AM – CBIS Auditorium · Dave Jordan, RPI Public Safety Officer – “Student lab emergencies; basic first aid and CPR”

9:45AM – CBIS atrium · Officer Jordan reviews use of the wall-mounted Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

11:00AM - 1:00PM – CBIS atrium · Vendor Fair, including dedicated VWR safety product displays

Thursday 10-31-13

10:00AM - CBIS atrium and 4th floor main lab · EH&S displays and safety shower demonstrations

Noon – 1:00PM – Bruggeman Room · EH&S Lab Safety Training that includes new OSHA requirements – will be required for everyone by Dec. 1, 2013

3:00PM – CBIS Auditorium · Leslie Lawrence, M.D., Medical Director, Student Health – “Influenza and vaccination; student health and emergency topics”

Friday 11-01-13

11:00AM - ECAV (East campus) · flu vaccinations available for all faculty and staff