Laboratory health & safety and the law

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Health and safety is important for any organisation – but being clear on legal obligations and how they apply to roles within a lab is vital. This webinar will cover the practical side of health and safety law, make sure that you understand your organisation’s responsibilities and provide a checklist of things you should be doing to comply.

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Date and time

17th July, 12:00 BST



Simon Whitehead MRSC CCHem GradIOSH AIEMA AIFE, P&G

Simon Whitehead is highly qualified with over 25 years of experience dealing with health, safety and the environmental obligations in laboratories. He has delivered training to all levels within an organisation and is a strong believer in behavioural safety for ‘before the fact’ incident prevention.




Benjamin Valsler, Multimedia and Online Editor, Chemistry World Magazine 

Ben is the online and multimedia editor of Chemistry World magazine, producing video and podcasts to accompany the magazine and website.

Prior to joining the Royal Society of Chemistry, he was the producer of the award-winning Naked Scientists, making local and national radio programmes for the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Primedia in South Africa. He also made podcasts for the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Wellcome Trust and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, as well as working closely with Rolls Royce to promote materials science.

Outside of the RSC, Ben delivers workshops on science communication, gives talks on the science in comics and is a keen photographer.


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