On-demand Webinars

September 7, 2023

Safety and Risk Trends on College Campuses


Higher Education


Staff TrainingVector EHS Management

Webinar Details

Colleges and universities face increasing challenges amidst evolving safety and risk trends on campus. This webinar provides valuable insights into the evolving landscape of safety and risk management within the higher education environment. We will: 

  • Explore the roles and activities of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) teams. 
  • Discuss emerging trends in field research safety, delve into student safety program requirements. 
  • Highlight regulatory and guidance standards that impact college campuses. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain knowledge and insights from Scott Bourdon, an expert who specializes in campus safety and risk management.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the typical roles and activities of key stakeholders involved in campus safety and risk management. 
  • Gain insights into the core competencies and certifications required for EHS staff, as well as different organizational structures and program assessment techniques. 
  • Familiarize yourself with the OSHA-style safety program requirements for students, with a focus on heat illness prevention and laboratory safety protocols. 
  • Enhance your overall understanding of safety and risk management strategies on college campuses and explore opportunities to strengthen your institution’s existing programs. 


Scott Bourdon

Senior Manager, Risk & EHS

Scott has worked in EHS leadership roles for over 19 years and is now Senior Manager for Systemwide Risk Management at Cal State University. He worked as EHS Director, Deputy Director, and Manager at large Cal State and University of California campuses.

He helped close Systemwide EHS audits at the CSU and he evaluates campus EHS programs. He attested to compliance for the UC lab safety settlement. He led a Disney project to make food safety training more hands-on and led a team of occupational safety and food safety professionals. And his CSU Fullerton team helped achieve some of the lowest injury and lost time injury rates of the 23 CSU campuses.

Scott is a first-generation college graduate who values the opportunities education can provide. His family, church, mentors, supervisors, co-workers, and employees have inspired him and made significant positive impacts on his career. He enjoys leading cross-functional teams and working with diverse groups of people aligned to achieve the same goals.