Lauren Laidlaw joins Safety Partners as Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications

Lauren Laidlaw head shotEnvironmental Health & Safety Firm Safety Partners, Inc. Names Lauren Laidlaw as Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

March 23, 2015 (Bedford, MA) –– EHS firm Safety Partners, Inc. today announced the appointment of Lauren Laidlaw as Senior Director of Marketing and Communications. Laidlaw will head the organization’s strategic marketing efforts as the company continues to grow.

Safety Partners, Inc., established the professional services field of hands-on EHS services for the life sciences industry in 1992. Its team of experienced safety officers has provided workplace safety and compliance services to more than 350 laboratory and technology companies throughout New England since the company’s founding 23 years ago.

Previously, Laidlaw was Director of Innovation Services at MassBio, the nation’s oldest biotechnology trade association. She most recently served as Director of Membership and Institutional Support at T1D Exchange, a non-profit organization focused on type one diabetes research. She formerly held marketing and communications positions […]

March 23rd, 2015|Categories: News|

Our New Web-based Training Platform is Here!

We are extremely excited to announce the debut of our new Web-based Training (WBT) platform, LearningZen! The transition to a newer, user-friendly platform will make your online training even more seamless and enjoyable.

Some of the great features the new platform offers our users:

  • Sign up and pay on your own! No need to wait for us to register you
  • Device compatibility: train from the luxury of your couch on a Sunday afternoon or at work on your desktop. Works anywhere, whether it’s with a tablet, mobile device, PC or laptop!
  • Keep a record of your own training – LearningZen will store course certificates taken through the new platform
  • Set up reminders for the next time you need to take a training so you don’t forget
  • Friendly customer support

We currently offer two web-based courses:

To register for a course, enter through our Web-based Training […]

January 15th, 2014|Categories: News|

Safety Partners Awarded Honorable Mention at Top 100 Women-Led Businesses Breakfast

Recently on behalf of Safety Partners, I attended the Commonwealth Institute and Globe Magazine’s Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts awards breakfast along with our Director of EHS Services, Jennifer Reilly. The ceremony was held at the R Waterfront Hotel in Boston’s Seaport district. What an honor to be among the 400+ successful women and men celebrating Massachusetts’ top-grossing women-led organizations—Safety Partners received Honorable Mention!

Of the panelists, I especially enjoyed shaking hands with Adelene Perkins, President and CEO of Infinity Pharmaceuticals. I see her each year at BioBall, the annual round-robin basketball tournament benefitting the Special Olympics, and was finally able to compliment her impressive free-throw (watch out LeBron).

The fact that Safety Partners was considered worthy of nomination tells me a few things. First, we have a healthy business, providing excellent and on-target services. Second, we’re spinning in the right networking circles (our friends are likely the ones who nominated us) and growing solid relationships. Third, Safety Partners wouldn’t earn such accolades […]

November 22nd, 2013|Categories: News|

Twenty One Years in Business & Biotech

Dear Colleague,

This year Safety Partners celebrates 21 years of business. Twenty-one years! Do you remember what working in a lab meant 20 or even 30 years ago?

When I started as a scientist, protein biochemistry was common in the academic laboratory. In situ hybridization and monoclonal antibodies were really cool and novel techniques. Working with radioactive materials to trace proteins was common and labs were mostly biology with a bit of chemistry. It was a really exciting day when we did our very first RNA experiment!

There have been incredible changes over the last few decades in what it means to work in a lab. Cell biology is still important but lab techniques and equipment are much different today compared to labs of the early 80s. Today, using radiation isn’t often necessary in experiments. A typical lab is, well, hard to imagine; there is no “typical” — you can walk into a lab with a machine shop, an organic chemistry lab synthesizing biosimilars, or […]

November 14th, 2013|Categories: News|

Environmental Health & Safety Firm Safety Partners, Inc. Names Chesley M. Chen As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Nov 11, 2013 (Bedford, MA) –– EHS firm Safety Partners, Inc. today announced the appointment of Chesley Chen as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Chesley will oversee operations and strategic planning, including administration, marketing, and service delivery. Safety Partners, Inc., a pioneer in EHS for the life sciences industry, has provided workplace safety and compliance services to more than 275 laboratory and technology companies throughout New England since its founding in 1992.

Chesley brings over three decades of business-building experience across various industries and organizations, and a unique blend of corporate financial management, client relationship building, and executive leadership skill. As Chief Executive Officer of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry LLC, Chesley led this early-stage, research-based venture to its first-ever profitability.

“Chesley brings a new dimension to Safety Partners,” said Founder and President Denise Aronson. “His expertise in the areas of business vision, growth strategy and corporate planning will help Safety Partners grow while continuing to provide excellent EHS service. […]

November 11th, 2013|Categories: News|

Company Outing – Family Fun at Kimball Farms


It’s that time of year again, where the mornings are getting cooler and the kids are about to go back to school…Yup, the summer is winding down. A week ago we celebrated with co-workers and family members alike at Kimball Farms in Westford, MA and it couldn’t have been a more perfect summer day – warm, sun shining, a bit breezy. Being that 80% of our employees spend most of their time out of the office and in the field, we try to host a few opportunities a year to gather together and encourage family participation. Everyone spread out to knock around in the bumper boats or play a little Putt-Putt but then everyone settled down to end the night with some ice cream Sundaes. Can’t wait to go back next year!


August 21st, 2013|Categories: News|