Biological Safety Training

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) provides an introductory course on biological safety that covers definitions of biological and biohazardous materials, risk groups, biological safety containment levels and controls, biological safety policy and the role of the Institutional Biosafety Committee, biological waste management, and other general biological safety principles and requirements.

Classroom biological safety training is required for all personnel who work with potentially viable biological materials including microorganisms (of any risk level), cells or cell lines, tissue cultures, recombinant DNA, organisms, or viruses, animal blood, body fluids, or tissues, or animals.

Annual biological safety training is required for all individuals who work with biological material and may be accomplished in a classroom training or through EH&S’s OWL (Online Web-based Learning).  A classroom session is required every 5 years, at a minimum. The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standards are addressed in this introductory course, as well as the NIH’s Guidelines for Use of Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules in Research Laboratories. 


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