The Laboratory Safety Institute Staff
The Laboratory Safety Institute is a nonprofit educational institution providing safety courses and consulting for chemical laboratories worldwide.
Over the past 40 years, we have taught courses to more than 100,000 people in 30 countries, spanning 130 different industries, including research, high-tech, government, medicine, and academia. Our courses open eyes with real-life stories that teach unforgettable safety lessons. We help schools and corporations to improve their safety policies and programs, reducing injuries (and resulting lawsuits) and helping businesses be OSHA compliant.
Virtually any lab, anywhere can benefit from our safety courses. which are regularly held in select cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. We also offer live webinars, online courses, and instructional DVDs.
The Laboratory Safety Institute
192 Worcester St., Natick, MA 01760
Ana has been with LSI for more than 20 years, since 1999. She handles LSI’s accounts, human resources, course registrations and many other tasks that come her way. Her hardworking, loyal and honest personality has always been a great addition to our team.
Jim Kaufman, Ph.D.
Founder, President Emeritus
Dr. Kaufman founded the Laboratory Safety Institute after retiring from his position as Professor of Chemistry at Curry College near Boston Massachusetts. Prior to Curry, he was a research chemist at Dow Chemical, where he became increasingly involved in lab safety activities and authored Laboratory Safety Guidelines, which has become the world’s most widely distributed lab safety publication. Dr. Kaufman is regarded as the nation’s foremost authority on safety instruction in academia. He is the author-narrator of the ACS Audio Course on Laboratory Safety and Editor of Waste Disposal in Academic Institutions, Lewis Publishers, as well as the “One-Day Lab Safety Audio Seminar” and “Two-Day Lab Video Short Course.”
Web and Advertising Manager
Connor has worked in advertising and PR for 13 years at LaVoie Health Science and the American Lung Association. He has a degree in Advertising from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Colorado. He enjoys the variety of assignments involved in working in a nonprofit environment and implementing creative strategies to engage science professionals in lab safety.
Raj Santhappa, M.D.
Acting Executive Director / President
Raj is appying his backround in science, medicine and marketing to teach LSI’s lab safety courses and coordinate LSI’s Enrollment Management Program. His hardworking, positive, and professional attitude has been a great addition to our team.
Alie Schreck is a recent graduate of Assumption College class of 2020. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, and minored in Marketing. Alie joins the team as Dr. Kaufman’s operations assistant and works on social media marketing as she continues her education at the (now) Assumption University to receive her Master’s in Business Administration.
Mary comes to LSI with an extensive background. A graduate of Harvard University, she has operated her own nonprofit in the past. With a wealth of knowledge and skill, she has tackled our market in search of those in need of LSI’s services.