LSI Supplemental Training Resources

This list of links is an informal collection of websites that offer training videos covering best practices for working in laboratory spaces, using specific types of laboratory equipment, handling certain chemicals, and dealing with different types of emergencies that can happen in a lab.


American Chemical Society -- ACS’ Hazard Assessment website offers a variety of risk assessment documents and tools for work with chemicals and gases, and also offers checklists and document templates.

Dow -- Dow Chemical Company’s collection of videos aimed at introducing lab staff and students to safe laboratory practices with some basic understanding of key principles of behavior within the laboratory setting.

JoVE - Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers learn new experimental techniques.

Lab Safety Institute -- LSI, an international nonprofit education organization for laboratory safety, provides laboratory safety training videos through their YouTube channel covering a wide variety of lab safety topics.

Lab Safety Workspace -- Free, short safety training courses for scientists. It is a joint project of the New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biological Research Excellence (NH-INBRE), the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) office at Dartmouth College, and BioRAFT.

Northwestern University -- This university maintains a library of safety videos on best practices for various lab equipment and chemical usage, including liquid nitrogen tanks, biological safety cabinets, Geiger counters, and gas regulators.

Pressure Vessel Safety -- A video from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board explaining the codes and standards necessary for safe pressure vessel usage.

UCLA -- University of California, LA, has a library of safety videos covering lab PPE, fire safety, use of pyrophoric liquids, and safety culture in the lab.

UC San Diego -- University of California, San Diego, has a library of safety videos on best practices for fume hoods, compressed gases, and flash chromatography.