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The Scishield EHS Community Connection Webinar Series

Field safety: What’s going on way out there?

Field research presents unique challenges. How do we even provide oversight? What field activities are they doing? Can they communicate or get help? What if conditions change? And then there are the myriad people issues, too. Join us for a talk with two experts to help guide us.
Miriam Sharp, PhD
Laboratory Safety Manager and Chemical Hygiene Officer, University of Maryland
Heather Spaulding
Field Safety Professional, University of California Davis - Safety Services

This webinar aired on Thursday March 10, 2022.

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Meet the Panelists:

Miriam Sharp 

Miriam Sharp, PhD

Laboratory Safety Manager and Chemical Hygiene Officer
University of Maryland

Miriam serves as the Laboratory Safety Manager and Chemical Hygiene Officer for the University of Maryland and has worked in the University's Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk since 2014. She has a Bachelor’s of Science and Doctorate degrees in Geology. Her education included field research experiences in Iceland, Canada, Arizona, Wyoming, Montana, and Missouri. She has worked collaboratively with faculty, researchers, and external organizations to establish a new field safety program at UMD. She worked to found the Field Research Community of Practice for CSHEMA and is currently a community of practice co-leader for the COP.


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Heather Spaulding

Field Safety Professional
University of California Davis - Safety Services

Heather Spaulding is the Field Safety Professional at the University of California Davis. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Master of Science in Entomology, and has conducted field research in Kentucky, Louisiana, and throughout northern California. Heather has worked to develop a Field Research Safety program and supports researchers through relevant training, a safety equipment lending library, field safety planning consultations, and assistance finding other resources. 


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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.