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How to Be a More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) A new CHO or an "old" one, will find something to put to real use in this fast-paced presentation. This seminar was developed by Russ Phifer, Christina Dillard, and Jim Kaufman (RJC Associates) for the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health and Safety as the prep course for the National Registry of Certified Chemists (NRCC) CHO Certification Exam. Topics include: OSHA Lab Standard, other lab regulations, role of the CHO, getting others involved, developing and implementing your CHP, lab hazards and resources. Bring your CHP so it can be reviewed.

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Registrants Receive:
  • Seminar Notebook,
  • Certificate of Participation,
  • 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEU's),
  • ABIH CM Points eligibility,
  • One-year phone/email consultation with LSI staff
  • Discounts/coupons for future trainings, consultation services, and publications
  • Refreshments

Not Included: lodging, transportation and meals.

Who should attend?

  • Chemical Hygiene Officers
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Professionals
  • Science, Art & Technology Educators / Researchers
  • Business Officers / School Administrators
  • Risk Managers / Operations Managers
  • Lab Managers / Supervisors / Workers

Discussion Topics:

The Chemical Hygiene Officer
OSHA/EPA Regulations in the Lab
The OSHA Laboratory Standard
Chemical Hygiene Officer Responsibilities
Discussion Period
Lab Hazards and Control Methods
Chemical Hygiene Plan Development
Chemical Plan Implementation
CHO Responsibilities Beyond The Laboratory Standard
Resources for Chemical Hygiene Officers
Sample Test/Review

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM*
*Times may vary

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Course Location:
The Lab Safety Institute
192 Worcester St 
Natick, MA 01760

Suggested Lodging:
Hampton Inn
319 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760

Dates/ Calendar:

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Individual: $495 (*$445) each
*Early Registration (ends 60 days prior)
Group of 2-4: $420 each

Groups of 5 or more contact LSI for special pricing

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received seven business days prior to the course, qualify for 100% refund of the paid tuition. Cancellations received less than seven business days prior are subject to a cancellation fee of 15%, or can be applied fully to a future course, product or service. An alternate may be appointed to attend up to the last minute, without any additional cost. No-shows are subject to the full registration fee.

LSI reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants of canceled courses will be notified as soon as the decision has been made. LSI’s responsibility will not exceed the amount of the collected tuition. Please confirm with LSI before making non-refundable travel arrangements.

For additional information, please contact Ana Adams at 508-647-1900.

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Contact Us:

The Lab Safety Institute
192 Worcester St
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 647-1900