In order to promote positive change to safety culture in the labs of UT, the Lab Safety Committee established the Lab Safety Culture Awards Subcommittee at the beginning of this year. The first category of awards requested essay submissions defining how the author views the current lab safety culture at UT and how they’d like to see it evolve. The first round of awards introduced the definition of safety culture as the shared values, attitudes, and beliefs of a group of people that influence safety and health-related outcomes.
The winners of the first round of awards are:
1st place: Sarah Mobley – Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering
2nd place: Dipu Ahmed – Graduate Student in Chemistry
3rd place: Bob Martin – Infrastructure Manager in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
New lab safety culture award categories will be announced quarterly. Submissions are open to everyone involved in research or working in a lab at UT. Announcements of new awards are sent through the Lab Safety ListServ or during events. Please email Brian Ranger at email@example.com to request to be added to the Lab Safety ListServ if you are not already enrolled.