Academic lab safety
Despite the regular occurrence of accidents resulting in personal injuries, property damage, and even deaths, little is known about the causes or impact of academic lab accidents. In collaboration with Dr. Trant (Chemistry/Biochemistry), we wrote a review on the subject that was published in Nature Chemistry and was downloaded 25,000+ times in the first two months of its publication.
Read a CBC interview about the article.
Current projects in this area include a survey about accident involvement and reporting experiences based on data from Canadian students working in chemistry/biochemistry labs as well as a secondary analysis of accident data with an industrial partner.