Live Virtual Courses

Now is the perfect time for professional development. Sign up for a scheduled webinar.

On-Demand Video Courses

Take your time and complete the coursework over 3 months. Ask questions and get feedback from our instructors.

Live Discussions

For the duration of COVID isolation, the Laboratory Safety Institute is offering free online lab safety webinars. Periodically, we also host roundtable discussions. Recordings of previous sessions are here.

When Life Returns to Normal

When the day comes to crank back up, we can help you get re-started safely with custom lab consultations and courses customized and delivered to your organization.

As a non-profit, LSI understands the financial constraints COVID-19 places on institutional budgets. We are excited to announce the launch of a new need-based program designed to help during these difficult times. Just select the course you want and the amount of financial aid you are requesting. (Not available for K-12 teachers. We have developed a special scholarship program just for them.)

The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) is a nonprofit organization providing safety education for government, industry and educational laboratories worldwide. Since 1978, we have taught more than 100,000 scientists, teachers and lab professionals in 30 countries. Our “real world” approach opens eyes with true accounts of lab incidents you won’t forget. Try a 60-minute webinar or sign up for a three- or four-day lab safety boot camp. Our curriculum covers more than 100 topics, from chemical hygiene officer certification to convincing your boss to care about safety.  We’re on a mission: to make safety an integral part of education, work and life.


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)

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 trimethylsilyldiazomethane 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)


Upcoming Courses (COVID-19 ALERT: All courses will be delivered by webinar until further notice)

Event Venue Date
Live Virtual One-Day: Safety in Secondary School Science Labs 1/19/21 ($249 teacher pricing) Webinar (GoToMeeting)
  • January 19, 2021 8:30 am
Live Virtual One-Day: Safety in the Laboratory 1/20/21 Webinar (GoToMeeting)
  • January 20, 2021 8:30 am
Live Virtual One-Day: Safety in the Laboratory 1/20/21 ($249 Teachers' Rate) Webinar (GoToMeeting)
  • January 20, 2021 8:30 am
Live Virtual One-Day: How to Comply With MA's New OSHA Regulations 1/21/21 Webinar (GoToMeeting)
  • January 21, 2021 8:00 am
Live Virtual Two-Day Lab Safety Short Course 1/27/21 Webinar (GoToMeeting)
  • January 27, 2021 8:30 am
Live Virtual Two-Day Lab Safety Short Course 1/27/21 ($349 Teachers' Rate) Webinar (GoToMeeting)
  • January 27, 2021 8:30 am
ONLINE Chemical Handling and Storage 1/29/21 Webinar (GoToMeeting)
  • January 29, 2021 1:00 pm
Live Virtual Two-Day Lab Safety Short Course 2/2/21 ($349 Teachers' Rate) Webinar (GoToMeeting)
  • February 2, 2021 8:30 am
Live Virtual One-day: How to Be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer 2/4/21 **CONFIRMED** Natick, MA LSI Classroom
  • February 4, 2021 8:30 am
Live Virtual One-Day: How to Be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer 2/4/21 ($249 Teachers' Rate) Webinar (GoToMeeting)
  • February 4, 2021 8:30 am
Two-Day Lab Safety Short Course

2-Day Lab Safety Course

Most Popular Program
24-Hour Lab Safety Boot Camp

Lab Safety Boot Camp

Comprehensive 24-Hour Program
How to Be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer

Be a More Effective

Chemical Hygiene Officer
Lab Safety Discounts for Teachers

K-12 Teacher Discounts

Scholarships available

Lab Safety Webinars

Courses Wherever You Are

Elementary School

Lab Safety


In the Laboratory

Secondary School

Lab Safety

Developing a More

Effective Lab Safety Program

Safety in the Laboratory

One-day course

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

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

I took this class because at the beginning of last year, I was appointed our district’s chemical hygiene officer. This was the first course where I have left with more answers than questions upon its completion. I look forward to taking more courses from LSI.

George Beckwith
Fulton City School District, NY

“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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