Christina Dillard to Speak on the Role of Leadership in Effective Safety Programs at Lab Manager Boot Camp on October 25, 2007

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Vicon Publishing, Inc. today announced that Christina Dillard, Assistant Director of the Laboratory Safety Institute, has joined the roster of speakers for Lab Manager Boot Camp sponsored by Lab Manager Magazine®. Ms Dillard's presentation, "Leadership in Safety: The Administrator's or Manager's Role," will be part of a line-up addressing a wide range of topics relating to laboratory management.

Vicon Publishing, Inc. today announced that Christina Dillard, Assistant Director of the Laboratory Safety Institute, has joined the roster of speakers for Lab Manager Boot Camp sponsored by Lab Manager Magazine®. Ms Dillard's presentation, "Leadership in Safety: The Administrator's or Manager's Role," will be part of a line-up addressing a wide range of topics relating to laboratory management.

Ms. Dillard's presentation is intended to enlighten administrators and managers to the critical role of the development and implementation of effective safety programs. Excellent health and safety in the lab should be a high priority among lab managers who seek to gain the highest level of staff output. This presentation will cover the most important issues for safety program development including involvement, liability, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Dillard's presentation will also prove that health and safety programs do not have to be a monetary strain on managers. By tying together legal aspects, leadership principles, and effective safety programs, administrators and managers will better understand their role in determining their company's health and safety precautions.

Topics include:

  • The scope of the problem
  • Legal aspects
  • Critical questions and leadership principles
  • Effective safety programs

Christina Dillard is the Assistant Director for the Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI)--a national, non-profit center for safety in science and science education. Ms. Dillard has worked as an Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Consultant, Safety Trainer, and Program Coordinator. Prior to joining LSI, she worked in the biotechnology industry developing and managing laboratory safety programs. During the course of her career, she has continued success with biological safety, chemical safety, facility safety programs, and training. In addition, she has experience with emergency response planning, radiation safety, IBC and IACUC coordination, recycling, and organizational management. LSI conducts seminars, short courses, audits, and inspections for schools, colleges, and companies. LSI also provides advice on regulatory compliance, safety program development, facilities design, editorial commentary on laboratory texts, and expert witness testimony.

Lab Manager Boot Camp will be held on October 25, 2007 at the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham, MA. The conference is a one-day program of presentations for science professionals to develop or expand upon management and administrative skills. For information or to register for Lab Management Boot Camp, go to http://www.labmanagerbootcamp.com.

About Lab Manager Magazine®
"Where Science and Management Meet." Lab Manager Magazine® is a publication of tools and resources for professionals juggling the dual roles of scientist and manager. It provides current thinking and trends in science management common to analytical, industry, government, research, academic, and biotechnology labs. Lab Manager articles cover management issues, career advice, personnel strategies, along with lab operations, technology, quality, and more. Free subscriptions to qualified professionals for print and digital formats are available at http://www.labmanager.com.

About Vicon Publishing:
Vicon Publishing, Inc., located in Amherst, NH, publishes ALN Magazineā„¢, Controlled Environments Magazine®, Forensic Magazine®, and Lab Manager Magazine®. Vicon Publishing has an established history of producing quality publications with excellent editorial and attractive advertising opportunities.

In addition to offering various trade magazines, Vicon offers custom publishing services, exclusive web conferences, and live events designed to help professionals expand their skill set in various areas.

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