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The Scishield EHS Community Connection Webinar Series

Chemical Safety for Non-Chemical Hygiene Officers

How do you possibly try to understand all of the different chemical scientific research? And what about the safety and risk aspects? Learn from CHOs who figure it out every day.

This webinar aired on Thursday, September 9, 2021


Meet the Panelists:

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Ashley Augspurger, Ph.D., CHO

EHS Specialist
Corteva Agriscience

Dr. Ashley Augspurger has a chemistry degree from Grand View University and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Education Research from Iowa State University. She was the embedded safety professional for Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University 2015-2018 and has been at Corteva since 2018. Ashley holds the vice-chair position for the AIHA's Biosafety and Environmental Microbiology Committee and chair of the Communications and Training Methods Committee.

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Chris Kolodziej, Ph.D.

Chemical Hygiene Officer
University of California, Los Angeles

Chris received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCLA in 2011. After a short stint in the private sector, he returned to UCLA and joined the Office of Environment, Health & Safety in 2015. Chris currently serves as the campus Chemical Hygiene Officer where he uses his experiences to help promote safety while reducing compliance burden for UCLA researchers through application of risk assessment and integrated safety management.

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Jodi Ogilvie, Ph.D., ASP, CHO

 Interim Lab and Research Safety Manager
University of Minnesota

Jodi Ogilvie has more than 10 years of experience working in synthetic chemistry laboratories. At UMN, she provides guidance on the safe use, storage, and disposal of chemicals used in research and teaching.

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Jonathan Klane

MC; Director of Risk Management and Safety Education

After many years in consulting, teaching, and directing safety and risk for two engineering colleges, Jonathan is now part of the SciShield team in a new role – Director of Risk management and Safety Education. This new innovative position encompasses risk management, safety culture, EHS compliance, loss control, and safety education for the entire community.