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Free membership with every course purchased now through September. $75 value. Members get 15% off all products and courses, plus free access to LSI’s new webinar series.

CHP Wellness Check

Upload your chemical hygiene plan and we will send it back with our first 10 suggestions for making it even better.


Choose 5 topics specific to your organization, plus a virtual lab check-up for $600pp. Minimum 5 participants.


The ultimate in convenience for our industry-tested lab safety courses.


$350 to $800 for safety education
Only for K-12 teachers


Six million copies of these 40 rules have been distributed in 22 languages.

Signature lab safety education used in 30 countries over 40 years

For Teachers

Scholarships from $350 to $800 available

Courses where you want, when you want


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 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
How Do You Develop Safety Training? (LSI members only) 10/20/23 Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
  • October 20, 2023 11:00 am EDT
How to Be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer 10/26/23 9-5 ET (Live via Zoom) Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
  • October 26, 2023 9:00 am EDT
Working With Flammable Materials (LSI members only) 11/17/23 Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
  • November 17, 2023 11:00 am EST
Ending the Blame Game: What is Safety 2 / Human Organizational Performance (HOP)? (LSI members only) Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
  • December 15, 2023 11:00 am EST
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 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

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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