"One of the most important findings of the Task Force is the clear recognition that managing and nurturing a healthy and robust laboratory safety culture in an organization where approximately 60-80% of the laboratory bench research community changes every four to five years requires an ongoing commitment, from the President and the entire university research laboratory community. Stanford must provide them with the tools and breadth of learning to best prepare them for their future success, including the prioritization for safety within the research laboratory. Faculty-PIs are central to maintaining a culture of research excellence and are also critical to establishing, encouraging and sustaining a vibrant safety culture within their laboratories. Given the regular change in laboratory group membership identified previously, PIs provide the single point of constancy over time within Stanford’s research laboratories. While the report is focused on laboratory safety, it is envisioned as the first step in what will be an intensive – and ongoing – effort to further develop a positive culture of health and safety throughout the entire Stanford campus and community." (excerpt from Preface of the Report)
“The Safety Culture Task Force identified elements of strong safety cultures, topics and resources for laboratory and chemical safety education, and recommendations to build and enhance safety cultures in academic institutions. These elements include: Leadership and management, Teaching laboratory and chemical safety, Strong safety attitudes, awareness, and ethics, Learning from laboratory incidents, Establishing collaborative relationships, Promoting and communicating safety, and Strong safety programs require funding. All of the elements listed above are essential and necessary in building strong safety cultures, but perhaps the most important concepts are leadership and safety education.” (publisher’s description)
"This guide is a roadmap for a university-wide effort to strengthen a culture of research safety. The guide has action steps, resources, and recommendations to help navigate the challenge of changing the culture of the institution. The guide is intended for university presidents and chancellors who have made a renewed commitment to improve their institutional culture of safety, and it is intended for the campus leadership team that the president appoints to helm this effort. The task force encourages each institution to use the guide in ways that fit their unique institutional contexts." (publisher's description)
"OSHA has recently updated the Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs it first released 30 years ago, to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The new Recommended Practices have been well received by a wide variety of stakeholders and are designed to be used in a wide variety of small and medium-sized business settings. The Recommended Practices present a step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program, built around seven core elements that make up a successful program." (publisher's description)
"This report examines the culture of safety in research institutions and makes recommendations for university leadership, laboratory researchers, and environmental health and safety professionals to support safety as a core value of their institutions. The report discusses ways to fulfill that commitment through prioritizing funding for safety equipment and training, as well as making safety an ongoing operational priority. A strong, positive safety culture arises not because of a set of rules but because of a constant commitment to safety throughout an organization. Such a culture supports the free exchange of safety information, emphasizes learning and improvement, and assigns greater importance to solving problems than to placing blame. High importance is assigned to safety at all times, not just when it is convenient or does not threaten personal or institutional productivity goals. Safe Science will be a guide to make the changes needed at all levels to protect students, researchers, and staff." (publisher's description)
"Based on workshops co-sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and HHMI, this book is a collection of practical advice and experiences from seasoned biomedical investigators and includes chapters on laboratory leadership, getting funded, project management, and teaching and course design." (publisher's description)
"Burroughs Welcome Fund (BWF) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) developed a 3.5 day course in scientific management for senior postdoctoral fellows and newly appointed faculty. BWF and HHMI developed the course because thought it was vitally important that these beginning scientists receive some formal training in preparing for their new roles as managers of independent research laboratories. Sessions dealt with an array of competencies -- including job negotiation, grantsmanship, laboratory leadership, time management, data management, publishing, and mentoring -- that could be broadly characterized as "scientific management" skills." (from the Preface)
"Health and safety management is an ongoing concern in today's workplace. This book provides today's safety professionals with an excellent resource for protecting their organizations' most important resource-their employees. The author, a seasoned health and safety professional, provides a blueprint for installing a system that's been proven to reduce illness and injury on any job, in any industry, with a simple, logical approach that compares safety management to production and quality control-issues today's managers readily understand. The system uses a team approach to get every level of an organization involved in the process of managing safety issues, with the ultimate goal being the development of a safety culture in which every employee has a personal interest in protecting their lives, their property, and their environment." - (Publisher's description).
"Redefines organizational safety as an activity that both leads other performance areas and in turn must be led. This book defines the practices, tools, and systems essential to creating an injury-free workplace, including the role of employees at each level, special considerations for coaching the senior executive leader, and the two crucial aspects of human performance that every leader needs to know. Ending with inspiring real-world examples or organizations that have put these tools into practice." - (Publishers' description).
"Now in its sixth edition, Risk Communication has proven to be a valuable resource for people who are tasked with the responsibility of understanding how to apply the most current approaches to care, consensus, and crisis communication. It includes illustrative examples, lessons learned, and recent research and provides advice and guidelines for communicating risk information in the United States and other countries. The authors’ help readers understand the basic theories and practices of risk communication and explain how to plan an effective strategy and put it into action. The book also contains information on evaluating risk communication efforts and explores how to communicate risk during and after an emergency." (publisher's description)
"This book teaches methods for improving a company's safety culture and allows readers to effectively assess, transform, sustain, and integrate behavioral safety precepts as part of their company's continuous improvement efforts. The methods described in this book produce rapid results that can be built upon, expanded, and sustained in the real world. Proven steps give readers a concrete process they can apply to implement change, overcome internal resistance, and measure results. Special attention is paid to multinational sites, and the nuances different countries present in developing a unified safety culture."(source: Nielsen Book Data)