MARCOM's interactive course on Laboratory Hoods emphasizes how to properly use laboratory hoods and how to test them to ensure correct functioning as well as discusses how hoods can protect an experiment, the facility, and most importantly, the employee. Many of the materials used in laboratories give off fumes, mists, vapors, particulates or aerosols which are hazardous. To minimize exposure to these materials, special precautions need to be taken. This often means working within a hood. Areas covered in the course include why laboratory hoods are needed, protections afforded by hoods, how hoods function mechanically, proper use of laboratory hoods, testing and maintenance, and more. Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text and colorful graphics, this course provides the most cost-effective safety and regulatory compliance training available today. The course is divided into a number of logical sections so information is easily understood and retained. MARCOM's online courses come with a comprehensive and easy-to-use learning management system (LMS). With this system you can establish your own training environment by setting registration requirements and defining log-ins, create curricula for various positions and departments, set up tests and more. The system also tracks all employee activity and performance, including, which courses employees have taken, when the courses were taken, test scores, and other important data. This information can be accessed online as well as printed in hardcopy form.