July 22-26
University of Cincinnati
CEUs available
Free for Teachers


With Sara Johnson, Ph.D.
Friday, June 14, 2024 | 11 a.m. EDT


With Tim Barton
Friday, July 19, 2024 | 11 a.m. EDT

FREE WEBINAR: Applying for ACS Safety Grant

With Stephen Taylor, Ph.D.
Friday, July 12, 2024 | 11 a.m. EDT


Look what's cooking! Our first annual K-12 Safer Science Summit, enhanced course offerings, and more!


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Manoj Kumar

28-year old researcher was killed in a high-pressure hydrogen cylinder explosion at the Indian Institute of Science. (Bengaluru, India, 2018)

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)

Michele Dufault

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

Shari Sangji

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

Karen Wetterhahn

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


Upcoming Confirmed Courses (All courses are virtual unless noted otherwise)

This is a list of upcoming confirmed courses. Additional courses which do not yet have enough participants to be confirmed are listed on our courses page.

Event Venue Date Description
Webinar: Reproductive Hazards and Pregnancy in the Lab (LSI members only) 6/14/24 Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
  • June 14, 2024 11:00 am EDT

This is part of a series of webinars for LSI members. Become a member for $75 (regular price for single webinar $99). Presenter: Sara Johnson Agenda: Laws and regulations addressing pregnancy in the workplace Roles and responsibilities of those involved (EHS staff, managers, and workers) What are reproductive hazards (chemical, physical, biological) Resources to help (more…)

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How to Be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer 6/18/24 (9 to 5 Eastern) (ZOOM)
  • June 18, 2024 9:00 am EDT

Jim Kaufman, Ph.D. and Raj Santhappa, M.D., instructors   Scheduling issues? Get this course on video. How to Be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) was developed for the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety as a one-day prep course for the CHO Certification Exam (proctored by the National Registry of Certified Chemists (more…)

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Compressed Gases 6/21/24 (One-Hour Webinar) (CONFIRMED)
  • June 21, 2024 11:00 am EDT

This webinar discusses gas cylinders, their valves, safety devices, and regulators. It also covers the safe handling, storage and use of compressed gases as well as leaking cylinders and cryogenic liquids. Who Should Attend? ANYONE who wants a safer lab Environmental, Health & Safety Professionals Facilities Managers Lab Managers / Supervisors / Workers Researchers Risk (more…)

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Two-Day Lab Safety Short Course: June 25-26 (9 to 5 Eastern) (Zoom) (CONFIRMED)
  • June 25, 2024 9:00 am EDT

Thousands of scientists, safety professionals and educators in 30 countries have attended this two-day interactive professional development workshop, and now, it's available anywhere on Zoom! Whether your organization has a robust safety program or you're a solo player feeling overwhelmed with new responsibilities, our tested, real-world approach will help you grow as a leader in (more…)

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Lab Safety Boot Camp: July 9-11 (9 to 5 Eastern) (Ithaca, NY) (CONFIRMED) Cornell University
  • July 9, 2024 9:00 am EDT

Developed by Dr. Jim Kaufman, this flagship lab safety course has been presented to hundreds of scientists, educators, and others over the course of 40 years in 30 countries, and it’s loaded with every safety topic in the book. In three days (eight hours each), we’ll take you through blood-borne pathogens, compressed gases, glassware, OSHA (more…)

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Free Webinar: Applying for the ACS Safety Grant 7/12 Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
  • July 12, 2024 11:00 am EDT

Presenter: Stephen Taylor, Ph.D. Cancellation Policy If you would like to have this webinar customized for your organization, please contact (more…)

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Safety in the Laboratory 7/18/24 (9 to 5 Eastern) (Zoom) (CONFIRMED)
  • July 18, 2024 9:00 am EDT

Scheduling issues? Get this course on video. Often offered as a pre-conference workshop at ACS, Pittcon, NAOSMM, ALMA, AIHA and CIC annual conventions, Safety in the Laboratory is a one-day overview of lab safety fundamentals. This discussion of laboratory hazards, regulatory requirements and preventive measures forms the core content of LSI's flagship two-day and three-day (more…)

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Free Webinar: Methylene Chloride in Laboratories – Managing Requirements of the TSCA Final Rule Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
  • July 19, 2024 11:00 am EDT

Presenter: Tim Barton Brief summary of uses and hazards associated with methylene chloride Description of EPA Final Rule applicability to labs (worker protection program, exposure assessment, lower exposure limits and applicability expanded to all personnel – not just employees who are traditionally covered by OSHA or state plans. Guidance for preparing worker protection program or (more…)

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Safer Science Summit July 22-26, 2024 University of Cincinnati
  • July 22, 2024 8:00 am EDT

Free for teachers! The K-12 STEAM Safer Science Summit is an immersive event focused on enhancing the understanding of government and state lab safety regulations and the compliance with and implementation of safety protocols within STEAM education environments. All sessions 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Attend only the day(s) important for your specialty. Sponsors Schedule (more…)

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Lab Safety Boot Camp: July 23-25 (9 to 5 Eastern) (Kennesaw, GA) (CONFIRMED) Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
  • July 23, 2024 9:00 am EDT

Developed by Dr. Jim Kaufman, this flagship lab safety course has been presented to hundreds of scientists, educators, and others over the course of 40 years in 30 countries, and it’s loaded with every safety topic in the book. In three days (eight hours each), we’ll take you through blood-borne pathogens, compressed gases, glassware, OSHA (more…)

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I wanted to reach out and thank you for the work that you do at LSI.  In the past I have taken the 24-hour Lab Safety Short Course (in person) and most recently the How to Be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer course (remotely) through LSI.
These courses greatly helped in my ability to study and pass the Chemical Hygiene Officer exam, so I just wanted to take a moment to thank you.
—Sara LaTorra
Biology/Chemistry Lab Coordinator
Springfield College

Taking the lab safety course through LSI was an eye-opening experience. It made me aware of so many aspects of lab safety that I had never even considered. I love how structured the course was, the literature that was provided, and allowed me to implement many new rules and changes at my community college. This institute literally changed my career. After being trained I helped to write a student laboratory safety manual for my college as well as served on the committee that revised the biosafety laboratory safety guidelines through the American Society for Microbiology. None of this would have happened without you!"

—Heather Townsend, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Community College of Rhode Island

I loved how interactive it was between the students and Jim, and especially the specific advice Jim gave us for "action ideas" to improve CHP and safety programs in our labs. I thought the course was great & I truly feel like I learned so much.

—Autumn Phillips
R&D Chemist, Chemical Hygiene Officer
Inorganic Ventures

I found your presentation engaging, informative, and exceptionally motivating. Your presentation has provided me with a solid foundation of knowledge and a wealth of resources to bring back to my lab. Over the course of the two day seminar I came up with 100+ action items.

—Jennifer Wachholz, Laboratory Technician
Department of Biological Sciences, Santa Barbara City College

Since 1978, the Laboratory Safety Institute has been a pioneer. I recommend that you take a look, they have some free content that is very practical and paid services that are customizable.

—James Saccardo, CHMM, MPH, Environmental Health and Safety Officer
College of Staten Island, City University of New York

When I left research science and ventured into the college environment to become the chemical hygiene officer, I took the class in Natick on laboratory safety and it was a gamechanger for me. I continued on to the CHO course before taking my exam and that too was critical in my safety education. In large part to those two courses, we have made large strides in fostering a positive safety culture here at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Shannon Nephew
Chemical Hygiene Officer
SUNY Plattsburgh

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

Oozing with knowledge, entertaining and with good sense of humor. They have the patience to really check and comment on the answers in the quizzes.

Maria Victoria Navarro
Lab Manager
Carnegie Mellon University of Qatar

About five years ago, I attended your course. At the time, our school didn't have a lab safety program except a few incomplete safety procedures here and there. From attending your course, I started to develop the lab safety manual including a chemical hygiene plan . . . it did take five years to build. All started from your course. Thank you!

Caicai Wu, Ph.D.
Lab supervisor
Northwest University

“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.”

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