AALAS Webinar: The Role of Incident Reporting in Responsible Science

The establishment of a culture of responsible science must include a commitment to research safety and environmental protection. This commitment establishes a shared duty among all participants in the research endeavor and at all leadership levels of a research institution, from the President/Chancellor/Provost, to the Principal Investigator, to the research technician and to support staff and students. In turn, a culture of responsible science must develop and promote a climate wherein the reporting of accidents, injuries, "near misses", and unintentional releases of hazardous or regulated materials is an expectation. To encourage and support such reporting at the University of Chicago, a robust and facile reporting mechanism is under development. The goal of this reporting system is to provide the research community with an accessible reporting tool (including anonymous reporting) and to assist the research safety professional in performing accident/incident investigations, in conducting a root-cause analyses, in performing subsequent reporting to regulatory agencies, as needed, and in developing "lessons learned" scenarios that can be published and shared with other investigators, support staff and students involved in similar research activities. This webinar will: Describe the organizational structure of occupational, environmental and research safety programs at the University of Chicago; Introduce a data management system (Environmental Health and Safety Assistant) that promotes the collaboration of research staff and students with the subject matter experts in the various domains of occupational, environmental and research safety; Discuss and demonstrate the capabilities of the University of Chicago Accident and Injury Reporting System (UCAIR), a web-based and smart phone application incident reporting tool under development at the University of Chicago. Provide examples of formal "Lessons Learned" documents derived from incident investigations and root-cause analyses of incidents reported through UCAIR. The fee is per connection; one connection can be used for site or group training. If multiple connections are needed, please place and order per connection. Discounts are available by using the Store Order Form PDF when you purchase 5 or more connections. The 1.5 hour time frame will allow for plenty of time to submit your questions, thus giving you a more personalized training experience. Time and date not convenient for you: Share the presentation recording afterward with your staff. AALAS will provide the link to view the webinar recording to all registrants several days after the webinar concludes. Within 1 to 3 business days after ordering the webinar, you will be sent an email with a link to register and view the webinar on the GoToWebinar website. AALAS CEUs: You can apply for up to 1.5 CEUs for the Technician Certification Registry or CMAR recertification. Please use the forms on the AALAS website or online CEU submission.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
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