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Sigma-Aldrich and Lab Manager Magazine Present Webinar On Laboratory Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Strategies

Online forum will review common U.S. laws on research and process labs and

offer practical compliance solutions

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL), in association with Lab Manager Magazine, will present a Web conference on laboratory compliance strategies on September 19, 2007, at 1 p.m. EST. The online conference will review common U.S. federal laws pertaining to the research and process laboratories and provide attendees with practical compliance solutions. The speaker, George Bleazard, Corporate Director of Environmental Compliance, Health, Safety, and Security for Sigma-Aldrich, will discuss laws and compliance solutions from OSHA, EPA, CDC, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. An opportunity for questions will follow the 45-minute presentation. Lab Manager Magazine will host the webinar. Those interested can reserve a spot at

Topics discussed will include:

-- Whether lab safety or hazard communication applies for occupational

exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories

-- Recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses

-- Assessing need, selection, and training for personal protective


-- Storing, using, and limitations on flammable and combustible liquids

-- Regulated areas for carcinogens

-- The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Clean Water Act

-- The approvals needed to work with select biological and toxic compounds

-- The Standard for Protection against Radiation and the Chemical Facility

Anti-terrorism Standard

George Bleazard is Corporate Director of Environmental Compliance, Health, Safety, and Security for Sigma-Aldrich where he is responsible for worldwide environmental compliance, occupational health and industrial hygiene, safety, and security functions. In 2003, he led the environmental waste minimization efforts that resulted in the company's St. Louis facility receiving the EPA's Region Seven "2003 Pollution Prevention Award". He holds his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees from Central Missouri State University and has also worked for Pfizer, Hoechst-Celanese Corp., Monsanto, and the St. Louis County Health Department.

About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Its biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical and other high technology manufacturing. The Company has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use its products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 36 countries and has 7,700 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to Accelerating Customer Success through Leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its award- winning Web site at

About Lab Manager Magazine(R): "Where Science and Management Meet." Lab Manager Magazine(R) 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 available at

About Vicon Publishing: Vicon Publishing, Inc., located in Amherst, NH publishes ALN Magazine(TM), Controlled Environments Magazine(R), Forensic Magazine(R) and Lab Manager Magazine(R). 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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