Laboratory Safety – Beyond the Fundamentals Workshop Description

taught by Jim KaufmanLab Safety Institute
Friday, August 17, 8:30 – 4 PM

Description: The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) will present a new course at the ACS national meetings. The course meets the needs of scientists, science educators, lab workers and their supervisors wanting to learn more about laboratory safety. “Lab Safety – Beyond the Fundamentals” continues where LSI’s introductory course (The Laboratory Safety Workshop) leaves off and explores new areas in lab safety. There is an emphasis on simple and inexpensive steps to create more effective lab safety programs and grow the culture of lab safety.

There is extensive opportunity for questions both during the workshop with follow-up by phone and email. This includes a one-hour conference call to help with the implementation of course concepts. Course participants are encouraged to submit in advance five questions/topics they wish to be sure are covered in the course: Each participant will receive workshop materials (280-Page, three-ring Lab safety course notebook) and other photocopied resources.

Specific Items Covered include:

  • Evaluating your Lab Safety Program
  • Fire Control
  • Lab Safety Equipment
  • Labeling
  • Chemical Handling (part II)
  • Compressed Gases
  • Laboratory Ventilation
  • Recordkeeping
  • Handling Lab Glassware
  • Conducting Laboratory Inspections
  • Employee/Student Involvement
  • Safety Program Planning
  • Safety Information Resources
    Informal Roundtable Discussions for Interested Participants


Registration Notes:
One person may register for multiple workshops on a single Registration form. If you have more than one person to register using the same credit card or billing method or if you need help with the registration process, please contact Russ Phifer at 610-322-0657 or

You will receive a confirmation that your registration has been submitted immediately upon registering. You will be sent a confirmation of registration email as soon as your registration is reviewed. Please contact 610-322-0657 if you do not receive the confirmation within four working days.

Members of ACS who are not also members of CHAS do not qualify for the CHAS member discount.

Conditions and Cancellation/Refund Policy
Upon verified registration, information will be sent to each participant containing specific location information of the workshop. Companies may substitute registrants without prior notice or penalty. Full refund available for cancellations up to three (3) weeks prior to workshop date. 50% refund up to one (1) week prior to workshop. Cancellations made less than seven (7) days prior to workshop start date will be charged, but an 80% credit may be applied toward a future program. No-shows receive no credit and will be billed. In the event that the Division of Chemical Health and Safety is forced to cancel a workshop due to lack of registration or other causes, CHAS will notify participants at least ten (10) days in advance by email. We will notify you by email as soon as we know that the workshops will be held, i.e. we have sufficient registrants to present the workshop. CHAS suggests fully refundable air fares be used due to the potential of workshop cancellation. CHAS will not be responsible for penalties caused by these types of fares in the event of workshop cancellation.