Biological Safety

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eLEARNING: Available 24/7 on the UC Learning Center


Introduction to safe practices for handling biological agents. This course is required prior to working with recombinant or synthetic DNA, infectious materials, infectious animals, human clinical samples and other research-related projects that require BSL-2 or an enhanced BSL-2 containment. This course covers:

  • The risk assessment process
  • Biosafety levels and their best practices
  • Engineering and administrative controls, as well Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Disinfection methods and biohazardous waste disposal
  • Accidental spill and exposure response
  • Shipping and transporting biological materials