For those who cannot attend the bowtie session announced below, it is no surprise that the web has resources directed towards this risk assessment/management process. I found the first video at this website helpful: http://www.cgerisk.com/knowledge-base/risk-assessment/bowtie-method-videos
The application to lab safety becomes immediately apparent.
David C. Finster
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University Chemical Hygiene Officer
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On Behalf Of Mary Beth Mulcahy
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 2:04 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Interactive Technical Session at SD Meeting
All, I wanted to let people know of a great learning opportunity coming up at the San Diego ACS national meeting in March. Working with Ralph Stuart and Sammye Sigmann, we have arranged for Chris Boylan from DNV to facilitate a 3 hour introduction to a risk assessment tool know as the bowtie method. Bowties have been used in numerous environments (e.g., nuclear, aviation, offshore drilling, among others), and are something that have fascinated me since I learned about them almost five years ago. I find myself inserting them into talks I give and using them to sketch out accident scenarios related to cases I am working on. Personally, I think they could be a powerful communication tool in the academic environment.
The workshop will present the bowtie methodology, and then quickly dive into facilitated small group work first with a general life example, and then a laboratory example. Our hope is to get a variety of people working in these small groups, e.g. undergraduates, graduate students, administrators, PIs, and EH&S officials. We are interested to see what kinds of bowties the different audiences generate.
More information can be found at the DCHAS website here: MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "urldefense.proofpoint.com" claiming to be http://dchas.org/2016/02/05/learning-opportunity-in-identifying-safety-barriers/
In order to help our planning efforts out, if you decide to attend the session (MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "urldefense.proofpoint.com" claiming to be https://ep70.eventpilotadmin.com/web/page.php?page=Session&project=ACS16spring&id=215977), could you please drop me an email letting me know: marybeth.mulcahy**At_Symbol_Here**csb.gov.
Thanks and let me know if there are any questions I can answer.
Mary Beth Mulcahy
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