Lab Safety / Lab Safety Management Certificate

Biosafety and Biosecurity

Biosafety and biosecurity take steps to prevent harm to anyone or anything (animals, plants, research, etc.) by a bioactive material from the lab. Biosafety prevents exposures to lab staff inside the lab. No one gets sick from their work. Biosecurity is preventing exposures to the population and environment outside the lab. What happens inside the lab, stays in the lab. Biosafety and biosecurity use risk groupings and biosafety levels to categorize the pathogenicity risks and required controls.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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.
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Course content

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