Aired February 21, 2018
Life has nine hazards: chemical, physical, biological, mechanical, radiation, noise, hi/lo pressure, electrical, and stress. This webinar discusses life’s nine hazards, shows how to recognize them, and how we can reduce the risk of exposure. For more than 40 years, the Laboratory Safety Institute has recommended that we answer “Four Simple Questions” before working in the lab on any experiment, piece of equipment, or activity.
What are the hazards? What can go wrong? What do you need to do to be prepared? What are the prudent practices, protective facilities, and personal protective equipment needed to minimize the risk?
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Kaufman’s highly informative and entertaining presentation.
In this webinar the following topics will be covered:
- How to recognize hazards in the lab
- How to reduce the risk of injury or illness
- How to make hazard recognition an integral and important part of every lab activity
James A. Kaufman, PhD
The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI)
Dr. Kaufman is the founder and President/CEO of The Laboratory Safety Institute – an international, non-profit center for safety in science and science education. LSI's lectures and courses, AV-lending library, Mini-Grants, Internet discussion list, and publications help both academic and non-academic institutions in 30 countries and 130 types of labs throughout the world. Over 100,000 scientists and science educators have attended these courses and presentations.
LSI conducts seminars, short courses, webinars, audits and inspections for schools, colleges, and companies. They also provide advice on regulatory compliance, safety program development, facilities inspections with written reports, facilities design, editorial commentary on laboratory texts, and expert witness testimony.
Dr. Kaufman is a former member of the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Council Committee on Chemical Safety and is past-chairman of the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety. He is the author-narrator of the ACS Audio Course on Laboratory Safety and editor of "Waste Disposal at Academic Institutions" from Lewis Publishers. He recorded and edited the "One-Day Laboratory Safety Audio Seminar" and "Two-Day Lab Safety Video Course." He is a co-authored of “Safety Is Elementary: the new standard for safety in the elementary science classroom”. Most recently, he recorded online distance learning course for those who are “Remotely Interested” ™ lab safety.