Inaugural NAU Campus Safety Summit—February 18, 2021
Thought leadership and exploration for an effective safety culture at NAU
The Campus Safety Culture Steering Committee invites you to attend NAU’s Inaugural Safety Summit.
This virtual event has been organized to:
- share information on our efforts to build a stronger safety culture at NAU
- help all members of the campus community understand their role in safety
- learn about the many opportunities to participate in active safety programming.
How safe is NAU?
As attendees, you will hear from campus leaders, and get answers to the question, “how safe is NAU?” You’ll also better understand the risks associated with everyday activities in higher education, and the many ways a stronger safety culture can help mitigate those risks for staff, faculty, and students.
LIVE Virtual Conference
- delivered via Zoom (must register with NAU email address)
- includes general sessions (open to all) and targeted breakout sessions
- morning webinar is open to the entire campus community
- work sessions on specific projects for building safety culture (limited invitations to key subject matter experts)
How to attend
- Register online with your NAU email address by clicking the registration button below, or at the top of this page.
- The Zoom Webinar portion of the morning session is open to the NAU community.
- Advance registration with an NAU email address is required for the Zoom Webinar portion of the event.
- Early registration is recommended as attendees are limited to 500.
- After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Zoom Webinar Accordion Closed
Zoom Webinar is open to the campus community. Registration is required.
8:15-8:30 AM: Opening comments from President Rita Hartung Cheng
8:30-9:20 AM: “NAU’s Safety Culture Initiative: Where We Are, and Where We can Go.” Presented by NAU’s Campus Safety Culture Steering Committee.
9:20-10:00 AM: “Fall to Sleep” NAU Director of Employee Assistance and Wellness, Dr. Heather Nash, describes how the quality of our sleep impacts wellness, and why that matters in the context of safety.
- Participants will learn about sleep in general, factors affecting sleep, and how to optimize sleep in order to promote wellness.
Dr. Heather Nash
Heather Nash is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her doctorate from Idaho State University, where she studied the role of anxiety and impulsivity in personality, substance abuse, and eating disorders; treatment efficacy with eating disorders; and development and intervention in children with autism and various behavioral disorders. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults across various settings, and she was in private practice in Flagstaff, AZ, for 10 years prior to joining the Employee Assistance and Wellness (EAW) Office team at NAU in 2018. Currently, Heather is serving as a psychologist and the Director of the EAW, where she engages in therapy, crisis management, organizational consulting, and wellness trainings and workshops in addition to administrative duties. With 4 kids, 3 jobs, 2 dogs, and 1 husband, Heather strives for excellent sleep (and sometimes succeeds).
Project-specific work sessions Accordion Closed
Participants will receive Zoom meeting invitations.
10:30-11:30 AM: Work Session 1, Safe Tracking of Purchases and Chemical E-Inventories
- Participants will discuss the challenges and opportunities in creating real time awareness of compliance-specific inventories, and work to connect campus purchasers with the resources needed to maintain a safe working and learning environment.
1:00-1:50 PM: Work Session 2, Job Safety Roles and Responsibilities
- Participants will discuss current resources used to communicate job-specific safety roles and responsibilities at NAU, and use collective experience to design effective ways to promote ownership and accountability for safety for all stakeholders.
2:00-2:50 PM: Work Session 3, Stakeholder Communication for Safety Program Participation
- Participants will discuss the variety of accessible ways NAU can convey our commitment to strong safety culture to all stakeholders. Topics will include opportunities to use building-based methods of connecting new employees to safety resources, and innovative marketing techniques to put NAU’s Core Safety Values on display.
3:00-3:50 PM: Work Session 4, Promoting Stewardship through Sustainable Lab Practices
- Participants will learn about opportunities to promote sustainable and safe practices in laboratories, reduce the environmental impact and hazards associated with chemical use, and help propose simple changes that can be integrated into lab operations.
4:00- 5:00 PM: Re-group and Report Out for all work session participants