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Staying Safe in the Lab is Easy with BLR Online Lab Safety Training Courses

The BLR Employee Training Center Expanded to Include Courses on OSHA Lab Standards, Chemical Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, and More

Old Saybrook, CT, January 7, 2011 BLR®—Business & Legal Resources, the leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions, announced today the release of its new Lab Safety Library of online training courses, available as part of its Web-based on-demand training platform, the BLR Employee Training Center. The Lab Safety Library is the newest addition to the Employee Training Center’s Course Libraries, which include">California Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response (AB 1825), Customer Service, Environmental Compliance, HR-Employment, Leadership for Managers and Supervisors, Wellness, and Workplace Safety training.

Consisting of 21 online training courses, the Lab Safety Library is designed to simplify compliance with laboratory safety laws and to ensure the safety of workers and students in laboratory settings. Training courses cover a range of chemical and laboratory equipment safety topics, including:

  • Laboratory PPE
  • Ergonomics for the Laboratory
  • Electrical Safety in the Laboratory
  • Respiratory Protection in the Laboratory
  • The OSHA Laboratory Standard
  • Lab Safety Orientation
  • Hazardous Waste Safety in the Laboratory
  • Laboratory Recordkeeping for Supervisors
  • Working with Flammables and Reactives in the Laboratory
  • Laboratory Hazard Identification
  • Laboratory Safety: The Supervisor's Role
  • Chemical Safety for Lab Workers

“Lab Safety training has many practical applications across industries such as manufacturing, industry, bio-research, and academia,” said Robert L. Brady, CEO and founder of BLR. “Through proper training, lives can be saved and serious injuries can be prevented. These online training courses will help simplify compliance with lab safety laws and ensure the safety of all who work in laboratory settings by teaching how to identify risks, prevent accidents, and respond to hazardous incidents.”

Launched in 2008, the Employee Training Center features an administrative interface, which includes a Reporting Dashboard that gives administrators a quick view of overall training efforts. The Dashboard includes reports that enable trainers to see, at a glance, the status of their training programs.

For more information regarding training solutions from BLR or to speak with a subject matter expert, please contact us at or contact Karin Staschke at 800-727-5257, Ext. 2442.

About BLR®—Business & Legal Resources

BLR® is the leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. BLR has been an acknowledged authority in covering state as well as federal law for over three decades, and employers know that they can count on BLR’s industry-leading compliance and training solutions to keep them out of legal trouble, avoid fines, and save money. BLR offers solutions for business owners, executives, employees, and managers of HR, compensation, safety, environmental, or training for all-sized organizations and industries. Simply put, anyone worried about how his or her local state agency or national DOL, OSHA, and EPA legal requirements impact his or her organization can benefit from BLR. For more information, please visit or call 800-727-5257.