Lab Safety / Technical Safety Topics

Biosafety and Biosecurity

Instructor: Jonathan Klane

Are you passionate about ensuring safety in the laboratory environment? Dive into the world of Biosafety and Biosecurity with our comprehensive online course led by expert instructor Jonathan Klane. Gain the knowledge and skills to safeguard yourself, your colleagues, and the broader community from bioactive materials' potential harm.

What is this course about?

In Biosafety and Biosecurity, you'll explore the fundamental principles and practices essential for preventing exposures to hazardous materials in laboratory settings. From understanding risk groupings and biosafety levels to implementing effective hazard controls, this course equips you with the tools to enhance safety protocols in your lab.

What are the benefits of this course?

  • Next-Generation Safeguarding: Discover actionable steps to elevate biosafety and biosecurity protocols within your lab, ensuring that nobody falls ill due to their work.
  • Comparison and Contrast: Delve into the fundamentals of biosafety and biosecurity, distinguishing between their roles and understanding their significance at a basic level.
  • Biosafety Levels Unveiled: Gain insights into the four biosafety levels, unraveling the complexities of pathogenicity risks and the corresponding control measures.
  • Navigating Approvals and Oversight: Explore the regulatory landscape surrounding biohazardous materials, identifying the groups requiring approvals and oversight for safe handling.
  • Hierarchy of Hazard Controls: Learn the hierarchy of hazard controls in meticulous order, supplemented with real-world examples to reinforce your understanding.
  • Roles and Responsibilities: Understand the pivotal roles of laboratory personnel in upholding biosafety standards, ensuring a culture of safety permeates every aspect of research.

What are the learning outcomes of this course?

  • Show the next steps for improved biosafety/biosecurity in their lab
  • Compare and contrast biosafety/biosecurity at a basic level
  • Describe the four biosafety levels
  • List several of the groups of biohazardous materials requiring approvals and oversight
  • List the hierarchy of hazard controls, in order, with examples
  • Describe the roles of lab staff as they apply to biosafety

Join us in Biosafety and Biosecurity, where safety isn't just a priority – it's a commitment to protecting lives both inside and outside the lab. Enroll now and take the first step towards becoming a proactive advocate for laboratory safety!

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Course content

    • Introduction
    • Biosafety, Biosecurity, and the People
    • Biosafety Levels and Risk Groups
    • Hazard Control Measures
    • Quiz