Laboratory Safety InspectionBring Us to You (Custom Lab Safety Consultation)

In addition to our scheduled workshops, the Laboratory Safety Institute can come to you and deliver customized education right in your lab. For many organizations, this option presents several advantages:

  • It’s just for you. We come to your lab, demonstrate safe practices in your work environment using your equipment and work directly with your staff. You may restrict course participation exclusively to members of your organization ("sponsoring" option below), or to minimize cost, you may invite people from nearby organizations to join the course being held at your facility ("hosting" option below).
  • We work with your schedule. Our programs range from one hour to several days. We'll design a customized package targeted to your needs and budget.
  • It's more effective. When safety education is delivered on your grounds with the support of your supervisory staff, it makes a deeper impact on your organization.
  • It's not dry codes and regulations. It's not just theoretical. It's real-world lab safety education. Participants can readily apply what they learn to their day-to-day activities.
Popular Topics

We can deliver safety education on the following topics in any combination. Fill out the contact form below to start designing a custom package.

  • Achieving Safety Leadership Excellence
  • Americans with Disability Act
  • Arc Flash and High Voltage Safety
  • Art Safety
  • Asbestos
  • Auditing Lab Safety Programs
  • Biological & Animal Hazards
  • BioSafety
  • Chemical Hygiene Officers & Plans
  • Chemical Spill Control
  • Close Calls and Near Misses
  • Compressed Gases
  • Demonstration Safety/Liability
  • Disposal of Chemicals
  • Effective Safety Programs
  • Electrical Safety
  • Elementary Science Safety
  • Emergency Planning
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Ergonomics
  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Fire Control
  • Globally Harmonized System
  • Handling Chemical Reagents
  • Handling Glassware
  • Hazardous Materials Shipping DOT
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • HAZWOPER Training
  • Hearing Protection
  • How to Be a More Effective CHO
  • How to Convince Others
  • Inspecting Facilities
  • Labeling
  • Laser Safety
  • Leadership in Safety
  • Legal Aspects of Safety
  • Management’s Role in Safety
  • Masters of Safety
  • More Effective HSE Presentations
  • Needs Assessments
  • Off-the-job Safety
  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens
  • OSHA Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • OSHA Hazard Communication
  • OSHA Laboratory Standard/CHP
  • Planning Your Safety Program
  • Radiation Safety
  • Recordkeeping
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Safety Equipment/PPE
  • The Safety Game: Fun Training
  • Safety Information Resources
  • Safety in STEM and Science Education
  • SARA Title III
  • Scope of the Problem
  • Shop Safety
  • State Right-To-Know Laws
  • Storage of Chemicals
  • Student/Faculty Involvement
  • Ventilation

LSI has Three Hosting Options:

Option #1:
Host Provides:

  • Room
  • AV Equipment – Including Screen, White/Black Board, Internet
  • Refreshments – Coffee, Tea, Water, Soda, Snacks
  • Help promoting the course

Host Benefits:

  • One Free Complimentary Registration.
  • For Every 5 paid registrations that your marketing efforts produce, you earn another complimentary registration.
  • Special Rate for the Host Institution Staff*
  • Host selects dates and time

Option #2:
Host Provides:

  • Room
  • AV Equipment – Including Screen, White/Black Board, Internet
  • Help promoting the course

Host Benefits:

  • One Free Complimentary Registration.
  • For 5 paid registrations that your marketing efforts produce, you earn another complimentary registration.
  • Special Rate for the Host Institution Staff*
  • Host selects dates and time

Option #3:
Host Provides:

  • Help promoting the course

Host Benefits:

  • For 5 paid registrations that your marketing efforts produce, you earn another complimentary registration.
  • Special Rate for the Host Institution Staff*
  • Host selects dates and time

*Host Special Rate: The more the host can provide, the lower their rate will become.
For Host Special Pricing please contact us via our online form (below), email,  or phone (508-647-1900).

Remember to check out our option of sponsoring. As a sponsor, you are able to customize your training program specific to your organization’s needs. You can also receive additional benefits.

Advanced Training

Experienced staff members need an opportunity for safety training that addresses their level of experience and background.  While the participant’s comments are most favorable from our introductory sessions, more experienced staff members often need more than a review at the introductory level.

We would first meet with several senior staff members to review their special interests and then develop sessions tailored to their needs.  Sessions ranging from an hour to full days can be offered.  Groups of 15 to 25 participants would be appropriate.  These programs can also be used for “Train-the-trainer” training.


Chemical Hygiene Plan Overview

LSI can provide a thorough review of your Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP). Under the OSHA Lab Standard, CHP review is required at least annually. This outside view can provide a fresh perspective on ways to improve the plan and help to ensure compliance with these regulations. A written report is provided. This service is billed on an hourly basis and depends primarily on the documents to be reviewed.

Laboratory employers who do not have CHPs may wish assistance in the development of such a plan. LSI can prepare a CHP for your laboratories or assist you in the development process.


Chemical Inventory Services

Do you have a chemical inventory? How up-to-date is it? Are you ready to implement an online system? A good chemical inventory is the basis for effective, safe, and cost-effective chemical management.

If you would like assistance in the development or updating of your chemical inventory, Laboratory Safety Institute can help. We can provide the following services:

  1. Create a physical inventory of your existing chemical supplies.
  2. Up-date an existing chemical inventory.
  3. Install a computer based chemical inventory system to meet your specifications. Both necessary hardware and/or software can be provided.

In addition to these services, we offer a software package for chemical inventory. It allows you to track the name of the chemical, CAS number, room, location, amount, units, minimum level, storage code, purchase date, hazard codes, EPA hazardous compound codes, and other remarks.


Development Consultation
Our safety program development consultations are less formal than the safety program audits. The process normally involves discussions about the safety program, review of written program materials, and a facilities tour. Current practices are reviewed and written recommendations provided. We normally allow one day for this consultation.
Facilities Inspection Services

Facilities inspections should be conducted regularly. They are the best way to identify unsafe conditions and unsafe work practices. It is particularly beneficial to have at least one inspection per year performed by someone from outside your immediate organization.

The "outside view" offers several benefits:

  1. Provides a fresh look at areas and problems that may currently be taken for granted or overlooked by habit.
  2. Presents a knowledgeable opinion which is independent from your own organization's biases.
  3. Catalyzes implementation of improvements more effectively than "in-house" voices.

Our inspections are comprehensive and cover some or all of the following areas: biological and animal hazards, chemical disposal, chemical handling, chemical storage, electrical hazards, emergency facilities, emergency procedures and preparedness, general facilities, housekeeping, radiation safety, safety equipment, safety program, and ventilation. In addition, inspections can include noise, hearing and respiratory testing and indoor air quality investigation and testing.

Inspected areas need not be limited to laboratories and storage areas. Entire facilities inspections can be provided. Shops, offices, maintenance areas, kitchens, pilot plants, industrial and vocational arts areas, and manufacturing can all benefit from our inspection.

Industrial Hygiene Services

Laboratory Safety Institute now offers Industrial Hygiene services to assist you in minimizing worker exposures. These services include identifying potential chemical and physical hazards; evaluating exposures; and recommending control technologies and programs.


These programs will reduce personal exposures and comply with OSHA Comprehensive Standards for chemical exposure and other OSHA Standards. Industrial Hygiene services include Respiratory Protection, Hearing Conservation, Laboratory Chemical Hygiene, Hazard Communication, Bloodborne Pathogens, Confined Space, Ventilation, HAZWOPER, and Personal Protective Equipment.

Inspection Training

Here the emphasis is placed on introducing staff members to the inspection process. Both unsafe conditions and unsafe practices are discussed and identified in the workplace.

Time is spent both in classroom discussion and in laboratory areas. After a discussion session of about one-hour, we would break-up into groups and spend two to three hours in the lab. Smaller groups of from five to ten people are most effective in the lab portion of the training.

Depending on the number of people to be trained, morning and/or afternoon sessions can be offered.

These services have been provided to many schools, colleges and industries. A list of clients is provided with our inspection proposals.


Leadership Seminar for Senior Management

The Leadership for Senior Management seminars are designed to provide managers and administrators with an overview of health and safety issues and their role in insuring the health and safety of their employees. Emphasis is placed on cost-effective ways managers and administrators can create and maintain an effective safety program.



These 1/2-day seminars focus on the managers’ and administrators’ participation in the safety program and how this impacts the program's effectiveness.

Regulatory Compliance Audits

In conducting regulatory compliance audits, we look closely at the extent to which you are meeting the requirements of a particular state or federal standard. These might include any of the OSHA workplace safety standards, EPA hazardous waste requirements, and other health and safety regulations.


We compare your current practices with the regulatory requirements and provide a written report with recommendations.

Safety Program Audit

In auditing the safety program, we look at thirty-three of the various functions, activities, and practices that comprise the program and evaluate their effectiveness.


By carefully examining your safety program, we can identify areas for improvement, possible cost savings, liability exposure, and regulatory non-compliance. The process involves both interviews with staff members and managers for the completion of survey questionnaires.

Safety Program Review & Consultation

One of LSI’s new services is the safety program review consultation. The 60-90 minute teleconference reviews 35 key elements in an effective safety program. The elements are rated and the program receives a numerical score. One-hundred is the top score. The review is an excellent way to identify areas for improving the safety program along with simple, inexpensive, and effective ways to do it.

This is a free service of the Institute for our organizational members

Training Seminars and Short Courses

Safety training should be conducted regularly. It's an important part of an effective safety program. Unfortunately, for most us, it was never part of our under-graduate (or even graduate) education. Therefore, annual programs are essential.



LSI training programs provide several significant benefits:

  1. Motivates staff and management to care more about health and safety issues...
  2. Reduces the likelihood of accidents, injuries and potential litigation...
  3. Provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of safety... and
  4. Helps you to develop or improve your safety program.

Our training programs can vary in length from one hour to several days. The length depends on the number of topics to be covered and the depth to which these topics will be discussed.

The program content can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your staff. Content can be selected from a list of over 40 topics (above). If you wish, we can suggest effective program arrangements.


Additional Services


  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
  • Biosafety: On-site training and assistance with implementing a biosafety program.
  • First Aid & CPR Training & Certification
  • Hazardous Materials Shipments: DOT HM-181 and HM-126F training
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response: (HAZWOPER) Training.  Under CFR29 1910.120(q), employees who are to respond to hazardous material releases must receive training. The training requirements depend on the level of responses by employees. There are five responses levels.
  • Laser Safety: Training, audits and program development assistance.
  • Loss Control/Risk Management Services: Offers a newly developed system for the reduction of worker's compensation losses that is exceptional in its ability to decrease injuries and costs.
  • Radiation Safety: On-site training and assistance with implementing a Radiation Safety program.
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Development: SDS development includes research, pH testing and analysis of mixtures and components and a written SDS of such analyses done.