Revised on
02/05/16 04:19pm

Proper Handling of Materials at Biosafety Level 1

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This course is required for those whose work in research and related projects involve microbiological materials and recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids that can be safely handled at BSL1.

Goals:

- To provide biosafety training in the proper handling of non-infectious microbiological agents and recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid constructs.

Objectives:

- Recognize NIH containment guidelines for recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid work at Biosafety Level 1 (BSL1)
- Outline standard microbiological practices
- List commonly used personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Understand BSL1 facility and administrative requirements
- Demonstrate knowledge in waste disposal practices
- Demonstrate knowledge of incident reporting requirements
- Outline spill handling procedures

Course duration estimate:

25 minutes

Required for those whose work in research and related projects involve microbiological materials and recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids that can be safely handled at BSL1. This course requires a refresher every 3 years.