Revised on
02/05/16 04:24pm

UC Davis Biosafety Level 2 Online Training

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This course is required for anyone working in research and related projects that involve:

  • Infectious agents (human, animal, or plant)
  • Recombinant DNA, unless exempted under the “NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules”
  • Human and non-human primate, tissues, body fluids, or cultured cells (including cell lines)
  • Medical waste management


To provide biosafety training in the laboratory and safe handling of infectious agents, medical waste, and recombinant DNA constructs.

  • Objectives: Identify National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guidelines
  • Recognize roles and responsibilities of UC Davis entities
  • Complete a risk assessment and distinguish risk groups
  • Properly register material
  • Identify waste concerns
  • Report and respond to an incident

For more information call Environmental Health and Safety main desk at (530)752-1493.

Course required to be taken once every three years and retraining is required annually.