Biological Safety

Training

The biosafety officer provides a monthly training presentation on "Biological Safety," which covers the following regulatory topics and their implementation in campus laboratories:

  • bloodborne pathogens standards
  • aerosol transmissible disease standard
  • medical waste pratices 
  • biosafety level 2 containment practices  

Presentations are scheduled monthly, on the third Thursday of the month, 10 am - 11:45 am, and are currently delivered by Zoom videoconference. Dates, times and links for registration are on the EH&S Training tab.
Register to attend using the Zoom link provided on the EH&S Training tab.

Presentations are also announced by email via the BIOBusiness@lifesci.ucsb.edu, Chem-Grads@chem.ucsb.edu, chegraduate@engineering.ucsb.edu, and cheresearch@engineering.ucsb.edu listservs. 

OSHA and Cal/OSHA require annual training on the bloodborne pathogens standards.
A bloodborne pathogens refresher training unit is available online.
Attendees of in-person presentations are automatically enrolled to access this refresher through the UCSB Learning Center. The prerequisite is one "Biological Safety" presentation.
Cal/OSHA requires annual training on the aerosol transmissible diseases standard.
An aerosol transmissible diseases refresher training unit is available online. 
Attendees of in-person presentations are not automatically enrolled to receive notifications for refresher training; the biosafety officer enrolls individuals at the direction of the PI and based on the scope of work. Access is through the UCSB Learning Center. The prerequisite is one "Biological Safety" presentation.