From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] SERMACS 2017 symposium: Learning Laboratory Safety Through Storytelling
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 20:10:21 -0400
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Learning laboratory safety through storytelling
Invited Symposium and panel discussion
SERMACS 2017, November 10, 9:00 a.m. ‰?? 12:00 noon

Abstract deadline: August 21st

Storytelling is a powerful way to convey history and culture to the next generation. Most anyone who has been in a research laboratory has at least one ‰??story‰?? about an incident or near miss. In the 21st century safety culture, it is becoming more acceptable to share and learn from these. This symposium will offer a mix of some invited talks around storytelling and lessons learned and a panel discussion where audience members can share how they use their ‰??stories‰?? to teach better safety practices.

Invited presentations will be 20 minutes in length. We are requesting presentation topics such as, but not limited to, those listed below for this symposium.
ĺ• What is storytelling?
ĺ• How does it involve us/engage others
ĺ• How it can be used in student training, teaching, and/or presenting demonstrations
ĺ• Compilation of stories from personal experiences from students, staff, or faculty specific to an activity, career, and/or location having to do with incidents, OSHA/EPA regulations, job activities, or research.
ĺ• Staff and/or faculty training
ĺ• How can storytelling be integrated into Policy

If you are interested in presenting a paper in this broad interest symposium, please let us know (email Mark or Sammye off the list). We will have room for the keynote talk and 4 talks. We are anticipating that the talks will be followed by a panel discussion with audience involvement.

Submitted abstracts may also be considered and can be entered into MAPS at

Samuella Sigmann, Appalachian State University, sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**
Mark Lassiter, Montreat College, mlassiter**At_Symbol_Here**

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