Best practices for handling safety management system in modernized laboratories

Course description

This customized and intensive two-day GCA workshop covers the fundamentals of lab safety management in today’s labs.  It covers good safety and security procedures that can lead to greater productivity, efficiency, savings, and most importantly cooperation.  Improving safety and security in labs will enhance chemical management by following the best laboratory practices possible.

Some of the topics to be covered include the scope of the problem, emergency, planning, proper PPE, needs assessment, employee involvement, best practices in chemical handling, storage, and disposal, rules agreements, safety manuals, and leadership principles. 

Participants receive a 240-page course notebook in PDF format (to be printed if you prefer) and other handout materials.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand how to evaluate your lab safety program
  2. Develop a plan for safety program improvement
  3. Engage your colleagues more effectively
  4. Decrease accidents, injuries, and liability exposure
  5. Recognize hazards and how to reduce the risks

Who should attend

  1. Students and postgraduate in related subjects
  2. Technical staff involved in any chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, and pharmacy labs
  3. Risk, reliability, safety and quality officers
  4. Researchers and academic staff in related subjects
  5. Control and process engineers


  • EHS Staff and Managers
  • Lab Managers
  • Lab Supervisors
  • Lab Technicians
  • Lab Workers
  • Scientists
  • Science Educators
  • Science Faculty, Staff, Teachers,
  • Risk Managers
  • Chemical Hygiene Officers
  • Safety/Security Directors
  • Facilities Directors/Managers
  • Graduate Students
  • Department Heads
  • Deans
  • Control and Process Engineers
  • Quality Officers
  • Anyone wanting a more effective lab safety program


14 Nov 2021 - 15 Nov 2021


All Day




  • Dr. James A. Kaufman
    Dr. James A. Kaufman
    The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI), USA

    Dr. James Kaufman is Founder and President Emeritus of The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) – an international, non-profit center for safety in science, industry, and education. He received his BA in chemistry from Tufts and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from WPI.

    Dr. Kaufman has educated more than 100,000 scientists and science educators in over 135 types of labs in 30 countries. Working for Dow, he authored “Laboratory Safety Guidelines”. Over six million copies (in 21 languages) are in circulation.

    He is a 10-year 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 prepared one, two and three-day on-demand internet lab safety courses.