Died from a lathe accident at Yale University. (Connecticut, 2011)
Dartmouth professor died 10 months after exposure to dimethylmercury through latex gloves. (New Hampshire, 1997)
Upcoming 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.
|Biosafety in the Laboratory 12/7/22 9-5 ET (Live)||Virtual (Zoom Meeting)||
|Live Virtual Two-Day Lab Safety Short Course Dec. 13-14||Virtual (Zoom Meeting)||
|How to Be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer 12/15/22||Virtual (Zoom Meeting)||
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.
R&D Chemist, Chemical Hygiene Officer
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.
Chemical Hygiene Officer
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
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.
“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.”