WEF Discussions — Now on LinkedIn!

WEF is pleased to announce the creation of free LinkedIn groups associated with its technical discussion forum topics. Through these LinkedIn groups, members will be able to view and participate in discussions, as well as communicate with one another via direct messages. Share your experiences and knowledge, ask questions and respond to other discussions as frequently as you like!

You must have a LinkedIn profile to join a LinkedIn group; you can create your profile here. If you already have a LinkedIn profile, all you need to do is submit a request to join one or all of the following groups:

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Laboratory Safety Training
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:14 AM
Joined: 6/18/2013
Posts: 1

We are looking for a Laboratory Safety Training contractor to provide additional safety training to staff.  Please provide any recommendations.  Thank you.
Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:53 AM
Joined: 10/5/2009
Posts: 49

We looked at various consultants/instructors available and decided it was more cost effective to purchase a comprehensive video program.  We ended up buying a 12 DVD set from the Marcom Group on Amazon.  We've used the program and feel it has the following advantages:


1)  It's focused entirely on laboratory safety.  Many other videos are slanted towards industrial settings and cover things outside the lab environment, such as fork lift operation.

2)  Each DVD comes with a binder of materials, including overview, instructions for presentation, outline, attendance form, a quiz, training certificate, personal training log, etc.

3)  And a big one for us...you can go through the program at your own pace AND later allow new hires to go through the program on the honor system.

4)  The videos are well produced and not "corny," so you get good staff buy-in.


Note that the whole set is not cheap.  BUT, once you buy it, you can use it again and again as the situation dictates.


Chuck Lytle,

City of Portland, OR