From: Richard Palluzi <000006c59248530b-dmarc-request**At_Symbol_Here**LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Achieving DEIR and Safety Awareness in a Chemistry Graduate Program: "Safety, Inclusivity, & Diversity Talks" ("SID Talks") as Part of a Colloquium Series
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 14:00:22 -0500
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How people interact, communicate, and deal with each other obviously has a significant impact of their effectiveness whether in safety or any other area. Recognizing that this does have an effect and trying to help people to do all these things better by being aware of the issues is important. However, the idea that these are as important as the primary safety information is, in my opinion flawed. Certainly one could argue that if the communication and interaction is so bad, the important safety information will not be understood. But this still to me is a separate question. It is no different than if the organization's written safety handbook is unintelligible. A very real problem but still one hat does not justify lumping all these issues in with safety so that they get a higher attention.

Again my opinion.

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From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety On Behalf Of Kali Miller PhD
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 11:59 AM
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Achieving DEIR and Safety Awareness in a Chemistry Graduate Program: "Safety, Inclusivity, & Diversity Talks" ("SID Talks") as Part of a Colloquium Series

Hi All,

Re-sharing this paper published earlier this year from Ann Kimble-Hill that is also from Purdue. It's interesting to think about the social aspects of laboratory safety and how feelings of inclusion and emotional wellbeing might affect incident prevention.

"While many may see this directive as separate from the normal conduct in their laboratories, the long-term success of an organization depends on integrating the safety of individuals from diverse backgrounds into their overall safety culture. Broadening our collective understanding of laboratory safety to include active recognition, assessment, and mitigation of the various threats not only prevents marginalization of identities but also enhances the overall safety, productivity, and competitiveness of the laboratory to better address the global challenges of the 21st century."

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.chas.0c00109

Best,
Kali

Kali A. Miller, Ph.D. (she/her)
Research Safety Specialist
Stanford | Environmental Health & Safety | Lab Safety
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From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety On Behalf Of Richard Palluzi
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 7:32 AM
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Achieving DEIR and Safety Awareness in a Chemistry Graduate Program: "Safety, Inclusivity, & Diversity Talks" ("SID Talks") as Part of a Colloquium Series

As an old curmudgeon I feel compelled to say that including anything else in a routine safety presentation has continually proven to dilute the over arcing importance of the safety message. However, abhorrent and unwanted, one can survive in a less inclusive and less diverse workplace (or survive to leave and go to one that is inclusive and diverse). But if one fails to be safe, they may be injured or worse. So I feel that safety has to trump all other topics.

I think ACS should take a position that safety should always be a primary and standalone topic.

And yes, I know that having another meeting on non safety topics immediately after a safety meeting is very common. But I think separating the two - however trivial -is an unappreciated but vital piece. So make it two meeting, Safety then whatever else they want. But not SID.

My opinion for what it is worth.

Richard Palluzi
PE, CSP,FAIChE

Pilot plant and laboratory consulting, safety, design, reviews, and training www.linkedin.com/in/richardppalluzillc/

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From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety On Behalf Of Ralph Stuart
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:44 AM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Achieving DEIR and Safety Awareness in a Chemistry Graduate Program: "Safety, Inclusivity, & Diversity Talks" ("SID Talks") as Part of a Colloquium Series

This is an interesting project at the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Indiana University"Purdue University Indianapolis connecting lab safety and DEIR issues in their graduate program.

- Ralph

Achieving DEIR and Safety Awareness in a Chemistry Graduate Program: "Safety, Inclusivity, & Diversity Talks" ("SID Talks") as Part of a Colloquium Series

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00434

A time- and cost-effective strategy aimed at increasing awareness of diversity, equity, inclusion, respect (DEIR), safety, and other issues within a typical graduate program is described. Using a brief portion of time (up to ?1410 min) at the commencement of each weekly departmental colloquium event, graduate students under faculty guidance develop topics of interest related to the above areas to deliver what are deemed to be Safety, Inclusivity, & Diversity Talks, ("SID Talks"); one SID Talk is delivered at each seminar gathering. Importantly, as described herein, this is a student-engaged process and is not a graduate program requirement.

SID Talks are intended to increase and facilitate collegial conversations on topics leading, ultimately, to a departmental culture and climate change regarding safety awareness and DEIR. SID Talks are easily adaptable to any departmental need or situation and have had a positive impact on our program as evidenced by increased overall graduate student awareness of issues, volunteerism, and a stated desire to learn more on certain topics.

When surveyed, it was determined that a majority of graduate students found SID Talks to be a meaningful addition to our program; this attitude is also held by the faculty of the department. The development of the SID Talk concept and its integration into our program and departmental culture is described along with an assessment of its impact and future possibilities.

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