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SARS-CoV-2 Biosecurity for 60 Million People: An Interview with Luis Alberto Ochoa Carrera

It's not often you get to learn about managing an ongoing COVID-19 response at this scale. Luis shares invaluable perspectives on epidemics and epidemiological surveillance with the Health & Safety Community.

Date/Time: Thursday, 12/3/20
3-4pm Eastern


Luis Alberto Ochoa Carrera
Mexican Institute of Social Security

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Laboratory Ventilation Best Practices for Coronavirus

It's never been more critical to understand and control the air we breathe. We'll discuss standards, communication, filter types, turnover rates, and more.

Date/Time: Thursday, 12/17/20
3-4pm Eastern


Ralph Stuart
Keene State College

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Holiday Break - We'll see you in 2021!

We hope you have a safe, restful holiday season. The BioRAFT EHS Community Connection Webinar Series will resume on January 14, 2021.

Want to make your inspections during COVID-19 a more enjoyable process?

We earn groans from bad puns – not aggravating software. Let us show you how to maximize the effect of your pre-inspection preparation using BioRAFT's Inspection Module.

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Triaging Chemical Safety & Inventory Responsibilities

As COVID-impacted resources for chemical safety and inventory shift, safety professionals must adapt to keep up. Often, that means reconsidering priorities and asking hard questions about what is absolutely necessary. [This webinar aired on November 19, 2020]

Anne Kogut / Divya Krishnamurthy

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How to Deliver Engaging Training During a Pandemic

Finding or creating high quality content isn't easy, especially when COVID-19 is taxing people's attention and energy. This webinar will give you guidance on common pitfalls and positive characteristics of engaging training content. [This webinar aired on November 5, 2020]

Lora Grainger / Jill James / Brock A. Young

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Getting EHS a (Better) Seat at the Table

At a time when input from EHS is needed most, some organizations still struggle to allow their EHS teams to weigh in. We talk strategy for getting your voice heard. [This webinar aired on October 22, 2020]

Elisabeth Clark / Robin Izzo / Corey Martin

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COVID-19 Bathroom Safety – Aerosols & Transmission

Are toilet plumes and hand dryers a major source of COVID-19 risk? Not likely! We bring together a panel of experts to help sort it out and arm you with valuable evidence-based knowledge. [this webinar aired on October 8, 2020]

Pierre Heckes / Jonathan Klane

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Managing Inspections in a COVID-19 World

An inspection program can be difficult to run in the best of times. Now, teams that are already dealing with substantial challenges must ensure safe working conditions are maintained. [this webinar aired on September 22, 2020]

Angela Dartt / Chris Kolodziej

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Risk Assessments

For risks both big and small, it is essential to understand and account for the impact of COVID-19. When many common tools for mitigating risk are no longer effective, what options remain? [this webinar aired on September 10, 2020]

Sean Fitzgerald / Trent Peacock / Meghan Seltzer

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Coronavirus Safety in Teaching Labs

Teaching labs present their own unique safety challenges: shared equipment, close quarters, and multiple individuals indoors for a prolonged time. We review best practices and creative solutions to nagging issues. [this webinar aired on August 27, 2020]

Shawna Lesseur / Jodi Ogilvie / Samuella B. Sigmann

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Coronavirus Disinfection Technologies & Tactics

The need for both routine and deep disinfection grows as repopulations continue. Our panelists will discuss the technologies they're eyeing and the policies they're employing to keep the spread of coronavirus under control. [this webinar aired on August 6, 2020]

Aristea Lubar / Megan Shoff / Joan Wickersheim

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Focus on Face Masks – Balancing Risk Reduction

Policies, materials, disinfection and reuse, particle filtering, risk reduction... We're ready to dive deep on the use of face masks in the laboratory and R&D environment. [this webinar aired on July 23, 2020]

Richard Ashworth / Joshua E. Turse

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Keeping Facilities & Maintenance Personnel Safe During COVID-19

We discuss the procedures and policies that should be considered when protecting this vital arm of research operations during the coronavirus pandemic. How can we develop creative solutions for risky situations? [this webinar aired on July 9, 2020]

Laura Duckworth / Melanie Peapell / Ron Souza

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Safety Culture & Trust – Preparing for On-site Repopulations

With organizations reopening and personnel returning, what can we do to help everyone feel and be safe? Having a positive safety culture may have never been more tangible or more important. [this webinar aired on June 25, 2020]

Jesse Decker / Jonathan Klane / Ralph Stuart

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Retrospective on Coronavirus Initial Response

It's not often all our emergency response plans get put into action at the same time. How did our plans fare when the rubber met the road? In the event of a second spike, how can we apply these lessons learned to have a more controlled, less frantic response? [this webinar aired on June 18, 2020]

Sarah Ells / Anne Kogut / Larry Mendoza

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Communicating with Leadership During Tough Times

Tensions are high, emotions are frayed, and you likely need to communicate even more than you had to previously. Join to brainstorm and workshop tips and techniques for effective communication during this time of stress. [this webinar aired on June 4, 2020]

David Gillum / JP Hooks / Robin Izzo

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Ramp Up & Reopen Checklists – Anticipating Needs

While we may not know precisely when it will happen, we do know labs are going to be starting back up. How will you manage this transition? What plans and policies will be in place to keep personnel safe and also meet the many unexpected needs that will appear? [this webinar aired on May 21, 2020]

Kimi Brown / Michael Engle / Craig Merlic / Jennifer Ramil

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Supporting Labs that are Active, Essential, & Operational

As Health & Safety transitions to WFH, some labs are pivoting and ramping up research efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Learn about what your peers are doing to support lab safety in this unusual situation. [this webinar aired on May 14, 2020]

Sylvie Blondelle / Jack Bracken / Sean Fitzgerald / Jonathan Klane

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