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Oct

RSSI organized a panel discussion for researchers to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of lab safety designates.

Sep

RSSI hosted three ice cream socials to provide a platform for researchers to learn about research safety with ORS specialists.

Aug

RSSI conducted the first full-scale safety walk-through, with 17 labs participating.

July

RSSI delivered safety glasses dispensers in chemistry laboratories to encourage eye protection among researchers and laboratory visitors.

June

RSSI distributed NMR tube secondary containers among researchers.

May

RSSI attended the Laboratory Safety Workshop in Chicago.

April

RSSI started the peer inspection program (trial run) with a few research laboratories in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering departments.

RSSI started Safety Minutes at Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department seminars.

February

The 2018 Safety Awareness Week (SAW) kicked off on Feb 19. RSSI welcomed researchers from all departments at the Safety Booth in Pancoe.

January

Safety Minute was introduced to departments and will be used to start department colloquiums, seminars and research meetings.

2018

November

RSSI was introduced to safety designates at ORS quarterly safety meeting.

October

A group of Northwestern graduate students headed to the Dow campus in Midland, MI and participated in the
Dow Lab Safety Academy.

2017

April

Di shared how RSSI was created and the initiatives we have been working on at Northwestern for an ACS talk.

February

The second annual Safety Awareness Week (SAW) kicked off on Feb 18. RSSI welcomed researchers from all departments .

January

RSSI was mentioned in a SCIENCE article on how to strengthen lab safety.

2019

April

RSSI now has a suggestion box on the front desk at Research Safety. We also have an online form too!

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