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The Scishield EHS Community Connection Webinar Series

Focus on Face Masks – Balancing Risk Reduction

Policies, materials, disinfection and reuse, particle filtering, risk reduction... We're ready to dive deep on the use of face masks in the laboratory and R&D environment. [this webinar aired on July 23, 2020]

Additional Resources:

Recommended by Joshua E. Turse:
A User's Guide to Masks: What's Best at Protecting Others (and Yourself)

Meet the Panelists:

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Richard Ashworth

Associate Director Environmental Health and Safety
University of Arkansas

Prior to joining the Staff at the University of Arkansas, Richard served 30 years in the United States Air Force Medical Corps as a Bioenvironmental Engineer. As a Bioenvironmental Engineer, he was assigned worldwide performing Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear environmental health risk assessments and consulting services, emergency response, education and training, and research and development.

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Joshua E. Turse

Biosafety Officer
Cornell University

As Biosafety Officer for Cornell University, Josh is responsible for the management and administration of the University-wide biosafety program. With the campus response to SARS-CoV-2, the biosafety team has found itself as part of a public health role, assisting with control on campus and shaping research restart and reopening the campus for classes in the fall. Josh is formerly a bacterial pathogen and vaccine researcher who has found his way into biosafety and biosecurity in the past five years.

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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.