The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association named Taylor Eighmy as a recipient of its 2016 Campus Leaders Who Care Award in recognition of his work to enhance laboratory and research safety at universities across the country. The Campus Leaders Awards were presented last week at the association’s annual conference, held in Austin, Texas.
Eighmy, who is vice chancellor for research and engagement, serves as co-chair of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Task Force on Lab Safety. The task force produced A Guide to Implementing a Safety Culture in Our Universities in May to help institutions deal with issues of research safety. The guide provides a set of recommendations and best practices for inculcating a culture of research safety in the lab.