Lab Safety Day Registration 2022

Please join us for the College of Engineering'sLab Safety Day on Friday, September 2nd, 2022from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m!


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There is no cost to attend!


Event Schedule

12:30 pm             Pizza Social


1:00 pm               Safety Seminar with Featured Speaker*


  • Opening Remarks, Dr. Kevin Whitty, Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering
  • Opening Remarks, Mr. Fred Monette, Executive Director, Environmental Safety & Health
  • Featured Speaker, Dr. Dan Crowl, “What, Me Worry? A Lifetime of Laboratory Incidents”
  • Opening Remarks, Dr. Kevin Whitty, Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering
  • Opening Remarks, Mr. Fred Monette, Executive Director, Environmental Safety & Health
  • Featured Speaker, Dr. Dan Crowl, “What, Me Worry? A Lifetime of Laboratory Incidents”

2:00 pm               Training Sessions, Safety Panels, Demonstrations**


  • Annual Engineering Lab Safety Orientation Video – Satisfy Your Annual Safety Training Video Requirement
  • Emergency Management – 72-hour Emergency Kits
  • Fire Safety – Fire safety and fire extinguisher demonstrations
  • Fred Monette – Meet the EHS Executive Director
  • Brandon Newell, Occupational Safety Manager – Setting Up Your Research Lab for New PIs
  • Aseel Ismaeil, Occupational Safety Specialist, Safety Administrative Management (SAM) System –
    • “How To’s” and Tips for Users – Meet Your Safety Specialist
  • Pam Manglona, EHS Health Physicist – Laser and Non-ionizing Radiation Safety
  • Biosafety
  • Hazard Labeling Containers; Understanding SDS’s and Hazard Levels
  • Personal Protective Equipment – Selecting and Using Gloves, Eye Protection and Other PPE
  • Spill Cleanup in the Lab – When to Do It Yourself and When to Contact EHS for Help;
    • Spill Kits and How to Use the Components
  • Annual Engineering Lab Safety Orientation Video – Satisfy Your Annual Safety Training Video Requirement
  • Emergency Management – 72-hour Emergency Kits
  • Fire Safety – Fire safety and fire extinguisher demonstrations
  • Fred Monette – Meet the EHS Executive Director
  • Brandon Newell, Occupational Safety Manager – Setting Up Your Research Lab for New PIs
  • Aseel Ismaeil, Occupational Safety Specialist, Safety Administrative Management (SAM) System –
    • “How To’s” and Tips for Users – Meet Your Safety Specialist
  • Pam Manglona, EHS Health Physicist – Laser and Non-ionizing Radiation Safety
  • Biosafety
  • Hazard Labeling Containers; Understanding SDS’s and Hazard Levels
  • Personal Protective Equipment – Selecting and Using Gloves, Eye Protection and Other PPE
  • Spill Cleanup in the Lab – When to Do It Yourself and When to Contact EHS for Help;
    • Spill Kits and How to Use the Components

*Seminars will be in Warnock Engineering Building L101

**Demonstrations will be in the Catmull Gallery


Featured Speaker

Dr. Daniel Crowl

Daniel A. Crowl is an Emeritus Professor and the past Herbert H. Dow Professor for Chemical Process Safety in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University.

Crowl is author of the AICHE SAChE certificate module on Lab Safety. He is coauthor of the textbook Chemical Process Safety, Fundamentals with Applications now in its 4th edition; author/editor of several AIChE books on process safety and author/editor of the process safety section for the past three Perry’s Chemical Engineering Handbooks.

His awards include AIChE’s Bill Doyle Award; the ACS Chemical Health and Safety Award; the Walton/Miller award from AIChE’s Safety and Health Division; the Merit Award from the Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M; and twice received the AIChE Board’s Gary Leach Award. In the Fall of 2021 he received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the Department of Chemical Engineering of University of Illinois.

In March of 2022 he delivered the annual ConocoPhilips lecture titled Process Safety Education: An Evolution and not a Revolution.

Crowl is a Fellow of AIChE, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety, and the AICHE Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS). He is an AICHE/CCPS Certified Process Safety Professional (CCPSC).

What, Me Worry? A Lifetime of Laboratory Incidents

Daniel A. Crowl, BS, MS, PhD, CCPSC

Emeritus Professor and Past Herbert H. Dow Professor for Chemical Process Safety

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI


“In 1984, I enjoyed a summer job at BASF Corporation in Wyandotte, MI. That was my first encounter with industrial laboratory and process safety. Since then, my primary focus has been on laboratory and process safety education, particularly in the undergraduate and graduate curricula.”

This talk will present a number of case histories that the author directly experienced during his career. This includes:

  1. A flaming man in the organic chemistry course laboratory.
  2. A carbon monoxide leak.
  3. A shakedown from a water leak.
  4. A sudden summons to the University President’s Office.
  5. An MS thesis research project rescued by a safety review.

These case histories demonstrate the following important points:

  1. All incidents can be prevented by an understanding of the hazards of chemicals, equipment and procedures and how to control these hazards.
  2. Safety adds enormous value to any laboratory experience. Not only does safety prevent accidents, but it dramatically improves the equipment, procedures, results and reduces the experimental time and effort.
  3. Laboratory and process safety is best practiced as a team effort.

Select conference training sessions you are most interested in:
Will you be eating with us?
If yes, do you have any dietary restrictions?


Select conference training sessions you are most interested in:
Will you be eating with us?
If yes, do you have any dietary restrictions?