Why Should You Take This Biosafety in the Laboratory Course?
This Biosafety in the Laboratory (BITL) course is an introduction to the principles of biosafety, guidelines and regulations, decontamination and disinfection, disposal and shipment of biological materials/wastes, facility and equipment design, medical surveillance, practices and risk assessments. Participants will be introduced to key Biosafety reference materials and learn how to use them to perform basic biological risk assessments and establish appropriate levels of containment.
We will review best practices to minimize the risk of laboratory acquired infections and standard precautions for proper handling of microorganisms. Discussions will be limited to Guidelines for safely handling microorganisms at both biosafety level 1 (BSL1) and biosafety level 2 (BSL2) with minimal introduction to biosafety level 3 (BSL3).
Topics To Be Covered Include:
Biotechnology and Cell Biology Overview
ï‚· Infectious Agents
ï‚· Bloodborne Pathogens
What is Biosafety?
ï‚· Laboratory Acquired Infections
ï‚· Historical Perspective
Biological Risk Assessment
ï‚· Risk Groups
ï‚· Biosafety Levels
ï‚· The Objective
Biosafety Guidelines and Regulations
ï‚· The BMBL
The NIH Guidelines
ï‚· What is rDNA
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
ï‚· CDC BL 3 Lab Inspection Video
Shipment of Biological Materials
Overview and Questions
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This course is conducted as a live instructor-led webinar. Further details will be provided to you prior to the course.
The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) was founded in 1978 by Dr. James A. Kaufman to provide safety training for secondary school science teachers. We are a non-profit (501C3) corporation and Massachusetts Public Charity and the only Non-Profit International Center for Lab Safety in Science and Science Education. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality safety training, audits, inspections and consultation services in a wide variety of academic and non-academic environments. To date, we have trained over 100,000 professionals from secondary schools, universities, colleges, government, and private industries.