This is an introductory course on Biosafety that covers definintions of biological and biohazardous materials, risk groups, biosafety containment levels and controls, LBNL's biosafety policy and the role of the Institutional Biosafety Committee, and other general biosafety principles and requirements. This course may be taken in the classroom or on-line starting on this webpage.
Who is required to take this training?
EHS 0739, General Biosafety Training, is required for all personnel who work with potentially viable biological materials, including for example: microorganisms (of any risk level); cells or cell lines; tissue cultures; recombinant DNA, organisms, or viruses; animal blood, body fluids, or tissues; or animals.
the Training Program works...
This program was designed for you to work at your own pace. You
can progress through the program or go back to specific sections
by clicking on the back button in your browser, by using the navigational
links on the upper left hand corner, or by moving on to the next
section with the button at the end of each page.
I need to do?
Read through the information
provided in sessions 1-3. After completing all three sessions you will be required to pass a final exam with a 100% score. You will have three attempts to pass the exam.
on the Agenda?...
In this web-based
training program, the following topics will be covered:
Session 1. Review of
laboratory associated illness
What they are? How they are transmitted? Who is at
risk? How are they put at risk?
Session 2. Personal protection and exposure control
A review of primary and secondary containment considerations and
how they can help prevent exposure to potentially harmful materials.
3. Incident Response
of disinfectants and actions to take in emergency and non-emergency