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The Laboratory Safety Institute is a nonprofit organization providing lab safety education for government, industry and educational laboratories worldwide.  We have taught more than 100,000 scientists, teachers and lab professionals in 30 countries since 1978. Our courses open eyes with real-life stories you won't forget. Courses range from from 60-minute webinars to 4-day boot camp workshops, covering more than 100 topics, from chemical hygiene officer certification to convincing your boss to care about safety. Our scholarship program allows K-12 teachers to receive the same programming we offer corporate clients at drastically reduced rates. We're on a mission: to make safety an integral part of education, work and life.

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Chemical Labeling and GHS 10/19/18 *CONFIRMED* Webinar (GoToMeeting)
  • October 19, 2018 1:00 pm
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How to Be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer 11/14/18 *CONFIRMED* Natick, MA LSI Headquarters
  • November 14, 2018 8:00 am
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Lab Ventilation and Fume Hoods 11/16/18 *CONFIRMED* Webinar (GoToMeeting)
  • November 16, 2018 1:00 pm
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Natick, MA Two-Day Lab Safety Short Course 11/19/18 ($199 teacher pricing) *CONFIRMED* Natick, MA LSI Headquarters
  • November 19, 2018 8:00 am
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Natick, MA Two-Day Lab Safety Short Course 11/19/18 *CONFIRMED* Natick, MA LSI Headquarters
  • November 19, 2018 8:00 am
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Sacramento, CA - Two-Day Lab Safety Short Course 12/4/18 *CONFIRMED* Sacramento, CA TBD
  • December 4, 2018 8:00 am
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Sacramento, CA - Two-Day Lab Safety Short Course 12/4/18 ($299 teacher pricing) *CONFIRMED* Sacramento, CA TBD
  • December 4, 2018 8:00 am
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Safety in Secondary School Science Labs 12/17/18 ($99 teacher pricing) *CONFIRMED* Natick, MA LSI Headquarters
  • December 17, 2018 8:00 am
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Ge Guo

Died from exposure to potassium cyanide at a pharmaceutical testing lab. (Pennsylvania, 2018)

Javier Ortiz

30-year-old chemist and father of 3 died in explosion at Air Liquide plant. (Texas, 2013)

Carlos Amaral

Died from burns following a trimethyliridium explosion in a Dow lab. (Masschusetts, 2013)

Michelle Dufault

Died from a lathe accident at Yale University. (Connecticut, 2011)

Dr. Nanaj Bhamare

Killed in explosion. (Maryland, 2011)

Malcom Casabadan

Died from exposure to Yersenia Pestis, a plague-related bacterium. (Illinois, 2009)

Shari Sangji

Died from severe burns suffered in a UCLA lab accident. (California, 2008)

Roland Daigle

Died from trimethylsilydiazomethane inhalation. The lab fume hood was not operating due to roof work. (Nova Scotia, 2008)

Karen Wetterhahn

Dartmouth professor died 10 months after exposure to dimethylmercury through latex gloves. (New Hampshire, 1997)

“Jim Kaufman is a 'teacher's teacher.' He is obviously dedicated, enthusiastic, motivated, knowledgeable, sincere, fun. The wealth of info he has at his fingertips is very impressive.”

Very informative and a good pace. Great that webinar is an option otherwise I would not be able to attend. —Dan Hammersley, Lab Safety Officer, Minnesota Department of Public Health

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