NSC’s “The Laboratory Safety Series” Interactive CD-ROM Courses show both new employees and “seasoned veterans” the importance of safety in the laboratory. The courses review OSHA regulations, cover the use of specific equipment, and stress the importance of using good safety practices. A laboratory can be a dangerous place, but with the daily pressures to get things done, employees can be tempted to take shortcuts and ignore safety precautions. At the same time, with the increasing complexity of the equipment and procedures involved in experiments, employees need an even greater knowledge of safety practices that they may have had in the past. The 12 courses in the series are Orientation to Laboratory Safety, Safety Showers and Eye Washes in the Laboratory, Flammables and Explosives in the Laboratory, The Formaldehyde Standard, Electrical Safety in the Laboratory, Laboratory Ergonomics, Using MSDSs in the Laboratory, Laboratory Hoods, Preventing Contamination in the Laboratory, Safe Handling of Laboratory Glassware, Planning for Laboratory Emergencies, Handling Compressed Gas Cylinders in the Laboratory. Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text and colorful graphics, each course provides the most cost-effective safety and regulatory compliance training available today. Each course is divided into a number of logical sections so information is easily understood… and retained. Also designed with the training manager in mind, all courses in the Interactive CD-ROM Training Library include a learning management system (at no additional cost). Using this system, trainers can set up “Pre” and “Post” tests… establish log-in procedures… even define and set up curriculum for various job classes. The system also collects and organizes employee performance information through a powerful relational database, which can generate a number of record-keeping and tracking reports… and has a database “import/export” feature, which allows information to be transferred to and from an external database (such as a company’s personnel database). The course is one of over 100 titles currently available in the Interactive CD-ROM Training Library.