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Introduction to Laboratory Risk Management (LRM)


Introduction to Laboratory Risk Management (LRM) is the first in a series of courses focused on developing risk management strategies for laboratory settings. This basic level eLearning course provides details on applying risk management principles and briefly describes related practices to emphasize the importance of risk management in laboratory settings. Topics covered include risk management goals, terminology, processes, and associated activities.


This online course is designed for new or existing public health and clinical laboratory professionals who handle potentially hazardous materials.


Course content is closed captioned, where applicable, and optimized for a screen reader.


At the end of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Recognize the importance and benefits of risk management.
  • Define terms associated with risk management.
  • List the major processes in risk management and associated activities.
  • Identify the importance of ensuring dynamic continual improvement.
Continuing Education (CE)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of P.A.C.E.® credit.

P.A.C.E.® Course Number: 288-006-23