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Investing in the Lab Safety Management Certificate program isn't just about individual growth—it's about fueling your entire organization's success. By completing this program, your team will gain the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to streamline lab safety management.
Does your organization struggle with…
  • instilling a robust safety culture across lab operations?
  • navigating the intricate landscape of lab safety regulations and compliance requirements?
  • identifying, assessing, and managing risks effectively?
  • ensuring all lab personnel are adequately trained in safety protocols?
  • effective communication around safety procedures, incidents, and protocols?
Address these struggles head-on by enrolling your team in the Lab Safety Management Certificate program.
Why should your organization invest in this program for your team?
Comprehensive Curriculum
Equip your team with a well-rounded understanding of lab safety, from regulations to risk management, enhancing their ability to tackle complex safety challenges effectively.
Expert-Led Learning
Your team will gain insights from a seasoned lab safety professional, accelerating their learning and enabling them to apply proven strategies in real-world scenarios.
Practical Applications
Enable your team to swiftly translate theoretical concepts into tangible improvements, resulting in safer lab environments, streamlined operations, and fewer incidents.
Three-Stream Approach
Customize your organization's learning journey to ensure that each team member gains relevant skills and boosts personal growth while hitting company benchmarks.
Flexible Learning Format
Eliminate scheduling constraints, allowing your team to balance work/life commitments. Promote continuous team improvement without disrupting operations.
Career Advancement
Empower your employees with a recognized certification, boosting their professional credibility and opening doors for career growth within your organization.
Enrolling your safety leaders in the Lab Safety Management Certificate program ensures a transformative experience. Bolster safety protocols, elevate your organization's reputation, minimize risk, and position your team as lab safety leaders.
What you can expect of the Lab Safety Management Certificate

Investing in this program unlocks a strategic advantage for your business. By earning this certificate, your team gains the essential knowledge, skills, and mindset required to seamlessly oversee the safety of your lab facilities. This isn't just professional development; it's a catalyst for advancing your organization's success.

As your team refines their expertise, their ability to navigate lab safety and risk management becomes a powerful asset. Expect a significant positive impact on both individual careers and the collective performance of your organization. With enhanced proficiency, your team members will lead the way in fostering a secure environment, ensuring regulatory compliance, and mitigating risks effectively.

Earn an official certificate delivered by an IACET-accredited institution. Plus, benefit from live office hours with our world-class lead instructor and enjoy lifetime access to course updates and revisions.

Empower your business with lab safety leaders who possess a comprehensive understanding of safety protocols, compliance measures, and risk mitigation strategies. This investment pays dividends in the form of a safer workplace, elevated reputation, and sustained growth. Bolster your organization's trajectory by aligning with this program—where knowledge meets profitability.

Completing this course will help your lab leaders:
What are the unique features of the certificate?
Official Certification Corporate rates for enrolling five or more lab professionals Lifetime access to updates IACET-accredited institution 100% self-paced 12 online courses 12+ hours of learning 1.2 CEU credits Live monthly office hours
Learn from world-class industry leaders

Jonathan Klane, M.S.Ed, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CIT

Jonathan Klane is Lab Manager’s senior safety editor and the leader of the Lab Safety Management Certificate. Jon possesses 35 years of professional experience in environmental, health, safety, and risk (EHSR). Jon was safety director for two colleges of engineering with hundreds of labs doing a wide variety of research. He consulted for many years to private industry, government, non-profits, and higher ed. He also taught EHSR at two colleges and was a management faculty member in an MBA and HR master’s program. Jon’s master’s is in adult education and learning and he is a PhD candidate in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at Arizona State University.
Lab Safety Management Certificate Curriculum
Not ready for the full certificate? The 3 streams outlined below can also be taken separately (click here for more information).

Biosafety and Biosecurity

Biosafety and biosecurity take steps to prevent harm to anyone or anything (animals, plants, research, etc.) by a bioactive material from the lab. Biosafety prevents exposures to lab staff inside the lab. No one gets sick from their work. Biosecurity is preventing exposures to the population and environment outside the lab. What happens inside the lab, stays in the lab. Biosafety and biosecurity use risk groupings and biosafety levels to categorize the pathogenicity risks and required controls.

Chemical Hygiene

Chemical hygiene focuses on the hazards and risks presented by the variety of chemicals used in labs, research, and science. Some of these risks are obvious, and others are hidden. The six chemical hygiene categories covered are flammables/combustibles, corrosives, oxidizers, reactives, asphyxiants, and toxins.

Physical Hazards

Physical hazards include the risks from electrical, mechanical, noise, temperature, vibration, ergonomics, and slips, trips, and falls. Many of these hazard types don’t get sufficient attention—they’re invisible, hidden in equipment, or rare. However, they are critical and can be both a frequent and devastating source of harm.

Radiation Health and Safety

Radiation is a complex and technical topic. This course covers the various types of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, how they differ, and their effects. There are several types of ionizing radiation with significant health effects. It requires greater means of control, including time, distance, and shielding and the concept of ALARA or “as low as reasonably achievable.” Nonionizing radiation also presents risks, mostly to the eyes and skin. The controls needed are focused on our outer bodies and are less complex.

Risk Assessing and Characterizing

Risk is a human construct helping us stay safe and alive. There is so much more to risk than the simple equation, risk equals severity times exposure times probability [R = S x E x P]. There are many tools and techniques to help us determine risk. One used in labs is called RAMP. We’ll explore all of this and more.

Risk Communication and Decision-Making

Sometimes, odd perceptions of risk drive our decision-making or what is called, “judgment under uncertainty”. Our affective risk system drives decisions over our analytical one. Similarly, our fast thinking makes many decisions in the moment. Communicating all of this and our perceptions is a challenge.

Risk Management and Mitigation

Once we’ve decided we have significant risk and assessed it properly, we need to determine some suitable and adequate means to mitigate or reduce our risks. As we detailed in our Technical Topics stream of courses, the hierarchy of controls is the primary means by which we decide how and in what order to implement hazard control methods. We always want to control the hazard, as much as possible, before it reaches us. Hint: PPE isn’t at the top of the order.

Life Safety

If there is one risk that we all face together, it’s a fire. Life safety is mostly about fires, exits, chemical maximum allowable quantities, building codes, and walking and working surfaces. Other chemical hazards are covered in the chemical hygiene course. This course is about helping everyone get out alive.

Safety Culture

Safety culture can be thought of simply as how we do safety around here. Clearly, there is more to it such as group norms and behaviors. Culture has many advantages over compliance-driven approaches. Safety culture starts at the top by leaders setting examples, being present, and caring for everyone’s wellbeing. A well led team will follow.

Managing for Safety and Risk Effectiveness

An effective leader instills and facilitates psychological safety which enables everyone to be effectively heard. A complementary technique is safety management by walking around. In addition to leaders, teams benefit from safety management systems (prescribed methods) and standards (set by non-governmental entities). True learning organizations that learn from their mistakes benefit greatly from these strategies.

Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

To borrow and bend a quote, what we choose to measure, matters. We can measure lagging indicators, like injuries, leading indicators, like risk assessments, or both. It is challenging to decide what objectives and key results, and key performance indicators to collect, measure, track, report, emphasize, and manage toward. This course will help you decide which ones, why, and how best to do so.

Materials and Substance Tracking

Materials move in and out of labs on a daily basis. These include chemicals, biologicals, and many other substances, equipment, and supplies. The scientific process changes many of these things along the way. This is often what is described in greater detail as the life cycle. As part of sustainability efforts, we often track what goes in and what comes out in an effort to reduce consumption, waste, and carbon footprint.

“I enjoyed the length of each course and that I could easily schedule them into my work calendar when it suited me best. These courses fit perfectly into my professional development plans. I found that there were great handouts and resources available throughout the courses.”
- Jered Meyers, Senior Associate Scientist
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Investing in our specialized training program for lab safety leaders offers the following ROI benefits:
Increased Productivity
The Lab Safety Management Certificate empowers safety leaders to better communicate with staff to proactively drive safe behaviors and lab work driving productivity, giving your organization a competitive advantage.
Improved Engagement and Satisfaction
Our program empowers lab safety leaders, boosting their knowledge and confidence which boosts their morale and effectiveness leading to greater engagement and retention.
Financial Savings
An effective and proactive safety culture prevents mistakes, injuries, and lost time protecting valuable people, buildings, and equipment and enabling your organization’s financial stability.
Substantial Return on Investment
Investing in training for your lab safety leaders yields tangible outcomes, including improved lab productivity, replacement cost savings, higher staff retention, and improved communication.
Staff and Leadership Retention
By investing in their professional growth, lab safety leaders feel valued and empowered, leading to increased loyalty, lower turnover, and higher retention of talent across all levels of staff.
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