Leadership in Laboratory Safety: The Manager’s Role
Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 10:00 AM MT
Lab managers and administrators play a critical role in the development and implementation of effective lab safety programs. This presentation discusses the most important issues for lab program management: involvement, liability, regulatory compliance. Topics include the scope of the problem, legal aspects, three critical questions, six leadership principles, and effective safety programs.
Dr. James Kaufman
Founder, President Emeritus
Dr. James Kaufman is Founder and President Emeritus of The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI). He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Tufts University and his doctorate in organic chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
After two years as a post-doctoral fellow in the WPI Chemical Engineering Department, Dr. Kaufman joined the Dow Chemical Company. At Dow, he became increasingly involved in laboratory safety. He authored “Laboratory Safety Guidelines”. Originally distributed by Dow, now over six million copies (in 21 languages) of the widely requested and reprinted brochure are in circulation.
The Laboratory Safety Institute is 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 135 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, facility 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-author of “Safety Is Elementary: the new standard for safety in the elementary science classroom”. Most recently, he recorded online distance learning courses for those who are “Remotely Interested” ™ in lab safety.