Safety Magnet Challenge

Promoting positive, proactive interactions between research groups and various research safety units is one way we can work together to continuously improve our research safety culture at Colorado State University. The Research Safety Culture Program in collaboration with research safety and support units is proud to bring research groups at CSU the Safety Magnet Challenge. As a research group, earn each of the magnets below by completing ONE of the bulleted tasks for each research safety and support unit. The first 15 research groups that earn 5 Safety Magnets will WIN a $100 group meal! Once your research group collects 5 Safety Magnets, please contact Anthony.Appleton@colostate.edu to receive your prize!

  • The research group invites the CMU to perform a Chemical Safety Review OR
  • The research group’s Hazardous Waste Training is complete and up to date. The PI (or designee) compile their researcher certificates into a PDF and email it to Giglio@colostate.edu for confirmation.
  • In order for a research group to receive a magnet they must have an updated laser inventory form on file with the RCO and all laboratory personnel’s laser safety training is completed and up to date along with the laboratory being properly posted.
  • In order for a research group to receive a magnet they must have a current updated safety project on file with the RCO.
  • Our goal is to inform CSU workers about the Occupational Health Program and to match a face to the work, so they know who is contacting them to complete safety programs and trainings. The General Services Building in the Environmental Health Services area will have a table at the entrance with a metal basket. The basket will have a sign that says what the Occupational Health Program is and the core values. There will also be pamphlets for additional information on Occupational Health programs. There will be a sign instructing people to say hello to at least one of the Occupational Health Team Members in their office to receive the magnets.
  • Mike will also have Respiratory Protection Program magnets available for those who complete a fit test.
  • In order for a research group to receive a magnet they will have a laboratory evaluation with no violations or item of concerns.
  • The General Services Building in the Environmental Health Services area will have a table at the entrance with a metal basket. Please see Mike because he will have Respiratory Protection Program magnets available for those who complete a fit test.
  • The research group’s RCR Training is complete and up to date. The PI (or designee) compile their researcher certificates into a PDF and email it to Appleton@colostate.edu for confirmation.
  • Potential 2-for-1 Special: When Anthony is dropping off your RCR Magnet, schedule a sesearch safety culture presentation.
  • In-person fume hood safety or use inquiry, scheduled either by S&IH Unit or the research group (PI) OR
  • Collaboration with S&IH Unit leading to elimination of deficiencies and violations listed in the Health & Safety Inspection reports OR
  • A requested processes audit or safety review of procedures in laboratories (not related to chemical safety) OR
  • Request for “front end” review of new equipment installations, renovations, or specification advisement/ assistance OR
  • Last but not least, Eric March’s favorite: research group will earn a magnet if lab occupants are all wearing appropriate laboratory clothing and PPE, have hood sashes at lowest operable height, and do not have any noted occupant deficiencies during our cyclical Health & Safety Inspections.

If you have any questions, please contact Anthony.Appleton@colostate.edu