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The Scishield EHS Community Connection Webinar Series

Coronavirus Safety in Teaching Labs


Watch the Recording Above (or read our webinar summary article).

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]

Meet the Panelists:

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Shawna Lesseur

Training and Outreach Program Manager
University of Connecticut
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Dr. Shawna M. Lesseur is an expert in holistic, interdisciplinary adult education and training; international art and politics; and innovative instructional design. She has more than a decade of experience as a college educator, teaching first-year through graduate-level courses, and as a thought leader in higher education and training technology. At UConn EHS she leads training, communications, ergonomics, and the Undergraduate Lab Safety Faculty Working Group.

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Jodi Ogilvie, Ph.D.

Chemical Hygiene Officer
University of Minnesota

Jodi Ogilvie is the Chemical Hygiene Officer at the University of Minnesota and 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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Samuella B. Sigmann, MS, CCHO

Director of Chemistry Stockroom/CHO/Senior Lecturer
Appalachian State University

 Samuella B. Sigmann has 30+ years of experience in academia and has been active in chemical safety education for 15 years. She holds a BS in Chemistry/Biology, a MA in Chemistry, and a MS in Occupational Health & Safety. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety.

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Matt Segal

Matt found his way to SciShield 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.