Presentation on theme: "Introducing the U of California Center for Laboratory Safety: Training Consortium Michael B. Blayney, Ph.D. Executive Director Office for Research Safety."— Presentation transcript:
Introducing the U of California Center for Laboratory Safety: Training Consortium Michael B. Blayney, Ph.D. Executive Director Office for Research Safety Northwestern University
Introduction A little context to begin the story... Why a consortium? What will it work to achieve? How is it structured? Who can belong? How will it be governed? Why would anyone be interested? How can you learn more about us?
The OSHA Laboratory Standard after 25 Years: Has Anything Really Changed? Michael B. Blayney, Ph.D. Executive Director, Office for Research Safety Argonne National Laboratory 7/15/2015
A little context... I am 54 today! I was 29 in 1990
Why a Consortium? The mission of the Safety Training Consortium is to improve researcher safety by developing high quality, engaging and cross-certifiable safety training for the research community.
What will it work to achieve? Actively develop and maintain a large, self- sustaining community of higher education organizations and corporate research partners that share the Consortium’s vision for leveraging the economics and innovation of common enterprise training. Simply stated: work together to create high quality shared resources !
What will it work to achieve? Enable and stimulate discussion of strategic directions for the Consortium by taking advantage of innovative training methods used by Members to develop online course material to be produced by one or more vendors. Establish and maintain a training development schedule based upon the priorities of the Members.
How is it Structured? Academic organizations are eligible to join as System Members, Contributing Members, Voting Members, or Non-Voting Members. Academic organizations with seven (7) or more autonomous campuses are eligible to join as System Members. System Members designate one (1) System Member Representative and have the same benefits as Contributing Members. System Members are given one (1) vote.
Membership Levels, Benefit and Annual Dues for Academic Institutions Benefit Non-VotingVotingContributingSystem Member Access to the complete Consortium library during the time of the membership Access to course updates during period of membership Will receive Laboratory Safety Fundamentals course Courses can be customized Can contribute previous works to the Consortium to aid in training course development Membership requires 3-year initial commitment 1 Voting rights to set the priority for future course development Can assign subject matter experts Will develop the course content Member of the Consortium Board Allows access and rights to all campuses under a central administration Annual Membership Cost$7,500$10,000$15,000$100,000 1 System member is represented by one (1) assignee and given only 1 vote
Who Can Belong? Essentially everyone with a higher education affiliation, need or role
How will it be Governed? System & Contributing Members work with voting members to assemble Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to outline and develop content that is produced by a qualified vendor(s)
Current Board Members Bruce Backus, U of Washington St. Louis Ken Smith, U of CA System Patty Olinger, Emory University Jay Frerotte, U of Pittsburgh Michael Blayney, Northwestern University
Why Would You Want to Belong? Standardized courses improve consistency across institutional lines. Reduce resource and organizational demands to create duplicate content that may vary widely from school to school. An opportunity to share the “best of the best” in existing content with other schools independent of any commercial interest. An opportunity to work with government and international partners
A Common Approach Creating a training certification market place that allows value in certifications
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