Dow Safety Seminar - Tina Killbrew
The Dow Chemical Company
Safety Best Practices: Lab Safety Assessments
A critical way to proactively ensure safety in research labs is to properly identify and assess lab hazards on a regular basis. The assessments help drive the prevention of unsafe acts and conditions, help maintain the health of researchers, and aid in the communication of safety concerns and best practices. This practice is important for routine and critical tasks, as they each carry their own risks. This talk will focus on best practices relative to identifying and evaluating the highest potential safety risks in labs, so action can be taken to minimize the risks. Example assessments will be discussed, and fume hood practices will be analyzed in depth.
Tina Killebrew graduated in 1997 from The Ohio State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and joined Cooper Tire in Findlay, Ohio as an extruded materials development engineer upon her graduation. After several years at Cooper Tire developing novel compounds for run flat tires, she joined The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan in 2000 in the Fabricated Products Business as an application development engineer focusing on developing novel polypropylene and polyethylene foams for computer packaging and automotive applications. During her career at Dow, Tina has held technical roles in Dow Building Solutions, Dow Automotive, and Core R&D Financial Operations. Tina also held several leadership roles including leading the Performance Reliability & Material Characterization group within Core R&D Analytical Sciences and she has led the Process Development & Economic Analysis group within Engineering & Process Sciences in Core R&D.
Currently, Tina is the Core R&D global program leader for the Packaging & Specialty Plastics business in Dow, where she leads the identification and scoping of new high value research programs.
Tina has a M.S in Chemical Engineering from The University of Michigan, a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University, and an M.B.A in Finance from The University of Findlay. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt (MAIC & DFSS), is externally certified as a program management professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute, is certified as a problem solver & decision maker from the Kepner - Tregoe Institute, and was recently certified as a Crucial Conversations trainer through Vital Smarts (2017).