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Biosafety Basics

Biosafety Basics provides the introductory framework to the practices and principles when working with infectious biological agents. Focus is placed on an introduction to infectious agents, assessment of biological hazards and risks, overview of laboratory safety, risk mitigation via personal protective equipment and biosafety cabinets, program management, and biosafety guidelines and regulations. 


  • Checklist of risk factors when working with biological agents.
  • Survey of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) based on different tasks, work areas, temperatures and organisms.
  • Safety consideration differences when working in a biological safety cabinet (BSC), a fume hood, and a laminar flow clean air center.
  • Corresponding risk groups with biosafety level of a biosafety lab -1, -2, -3.
  • Knowledge of how various federal regulatory agencies regulate the practice of biosafety.

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Biosafety Basics Course Syllabus
Course Price:
$150 USD
BIO Member Price:
$120 USD
Course Length:
68 minutes
Course Level:
Completion Period:
2 weeks
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Certificate Requirements

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  • Pass course exam with a 70 percent
  • Complete the course evaluation
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