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The BioRAFT EHS Community Connection Webinar Serious

Breaking Down Internal Barriers to Safety

It's hard enough to create a positive safety culture without internal politics getting in the way as well. We'll provide techniques for navigating internal barriers to help you achieve your goals.

This webinar aired on April 22, 2021
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Meet the Panelists:

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Sarah Morris-Benavides

Associate Director of Safety
College of Science and EHS, University of Utah

Sarah has spent her career building a broad knowledge base of regulatory requirements and program areas across the EHS spectrum. Sarah now uses that base to serve as a liaison between the College and EHS. She works with research groups, academic staff, and unit leaders to identify and mitigate hazards within the College, helps EHS implement initiatives and ensure compliance, and chairs committees charged with promoting a culture of safety at the college and university level.

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Aaron Todd, MS, ASP, CHMM

Workplace Safety Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

Aaron leads a team of EHS professionals with oversight of fundamental occupational safety and health programs at OHSU, an academic medical center located in Portland, Oregon. Aaron has focused on developing not only technical expertise but also conflict resolution and collaborative problem-solving in a complex, multifaceted organization. From his perspective, how we approach our roles as health and safety professionals is just as important as what we do.

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Matt Segal

Matt found his way to BioRAFT after working at Boston Children's Hospital performing translational rare blood disease research. As the safety guy in his lab, he saw firsthand how challenging it was to manage safety in a laboratory environment and wanted to find a way to help. He now spends his time hosting webinars, arguing with his 3D printer, and cooking food in plastic bags at low temperatures.