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 standards, radiation, record-keeping, ventilation and more! The course includes workshops, movies, and lots of time for Q & A. Dozens of lab safety "fail" stories teach unforgettable lessons about how to practice safety in everyday life. Finally, we’ll discuss how to ​convince ​others ​to ​care ​more ​about ​health, ​safety ​and ​the ​environment in the real world of budgets and time constraints.

K-12 teachers and grad students can receive an $800 scholarship to attend this course! Apply here. 
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Topics covered: The three C's of safety, scope of the problem, accidents, legal aspects of safety, OSHA lab standard, biological and animal hazards, planning for emergencies, handling glassware, storage of chemicals, labeling, ventilation, compressed gases, record-keeping, safety equipment display, radiation, bloodborne pathogen standard, fire control, handling chemical reagents, eye and face protection, disposal of chemicals, your worst problem, needs assessment, electrical safety, staff involvement, safety program planning. See PDF Course Outline.


Who Should Attend?

  • Environmental health & safety professionals
  • Chemistry, biology, physics and art educators
  • Chemical hygiene officers
  • Facilities managers
  • Lab managers / supervisors / workers
  • Researchers
  • Process engineers
  • Risk managers / operations managers
  • Safety / security directors
  • School teachers
  • ANYONE who wants a safer lab

Registrants Receive:

Lodging, transportation and meals not included in tuition for in-person courses.
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Lab Safety Bootcamp Notebook

A PDF comes with the course. Order printed notebook here.

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  • Lab Safety Boot Camp
     July 9, 2024 - July 11, 2024
     9:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
     Cornell University


Cornell University (East Hill Office Building (EHOB) RM 140), 395 Pine Tree Rd., Ithaca, New York, 14853, United States


LODGING: Best Western University Inn
102 Ellis Hollow Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

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If you prefer to call the hotel, you can reach reservations at (607) 272-6100 and let the front desk know you are booking in the Lab Safety Institute course at Cornell University.