NEBSA Webinars and Archives

Risk Communication Webinar

June 14, 2023  

Join us on Wednesday, June 14 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST for a virtual webinar on Risk Communication led by Dr. Susan Santos, PhD. This webinar is cohosted by NEBSA and NEAIHA.

Register now thru NEAIHA for this event at:   Registration is $25 until June 6. After June 6, the price increases to $30. Registrants will receive the emailed Zoom invitation before the event.

In this webinar, Dr. Susan Santos, will give participants an understanding of the key principles and why using risk communication is important in addressing concerns regarding biosafety and other workplace risks. The session will cover when risk communication approaches are important and topics including risk perception, the importance of developing and maintaining trust and credibility and developing effective messages.

Dr. Susan Santos, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in risk communication, is founder and principal of FOCUS GROUP, a consultancy specializing in risk communication, community relations, and health and environmental management. Dr. Santos combines her extensive research and hands-on technical experience to aid an impressive list of federal, state and local government agencies, and private sector clients with strategic design, comprehensive implementation, and expert evaluation of health, safety and environmental risk communication and community involvement program.

All are welcome. Please share this webinar with your contacts who may be interested.

Webinar: Weds. July 27, 2022 @ noon -

Permitting Laboratories for Biological/rDNA Research in Cambridge and Boston: Best Practices and Lessons Learned


  • Sam Lipson, MS REHS, Director of Environmental Health, Cambridge Public Health Department
  • Simon Muchohi, Ph.D., MPH, CIH, CSP, CHMM,  Director of Biological Safety Program at Boston Public Health Commission

Webinar: Weds. April 27, 2022 @ noon -

Sustainable & Green Lab Initiatives


  • Mary Sabolefski from Novartis will discuss the My Green Lab initiative
  • Kevin Brayton and Steven Todisco from Triumvirate will speak on their Biowaste recycling program

My Green Lab Presented by Mary Sabolefski:

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Novartis is implementing the My Green Lab (MGL) certification as part of the company’s commitment to the UN Race to Zero.  MGL is improving the sustainability of scientific research. MGL is a non-profit organization, formed to unify and lead scientists, vendors, designers, energy providers, and others in a common drive toward a world in which all research reflects the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. Run “for scientists, by scientists,”MGL leverages their credibility and track record to develop standards, oversee their implementation, and inspire the many behavioral changes that are needed throughout the scientific community.

MGL has been featured in 
ScienceNatureWomen in ScienceMedium, and Sustainable Brands and efforts have been celebrated by the Department of Human Health and Services, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, and the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL).

Triumvirate Environmental:

Founded in 1988, Triumvirate Environmental Inc. provides sustainable environmental solutions to leading companies in the Life Sciences, Healthcare, Education, and Industrial markets. Our highly trained experts help organizations reduce waste, save money, stay safe and compliant, manage risk, and protect their reputation.

Using the most innovative technology and proven safety measures, we ensure environmental, health, and safety compliance for companies across service locations in the United States and Canada.

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