Biosafety Training

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is required to provide biosafety training to all personnel, regardless of prior research experience or trainings which may have been completed at other institutions. The required trainings are specific to the type of research being conducted and EH&S will notify Principal Investigators and lab personnel for the training modules that are required to be completed.

UCCS Biosafety Training Program Schedule

Training Module:

Required Frequency of Training:

Biosafety

Annually

BBP

Annually

rDNA

Annually

Biosafety Cabinets

Annually

Shipping Biological Materials

Annually

Animal Biosafety - Level 1

Annually

Animal Biosafety - Level 2

Annually

After completing the required training module, please take the quiz and send it via:

email (cnorton@uccs.edu)
hard copy (UCCS, Department of Public Safety, EHS)
hand carry to DPS Room 207

Biosafety Training

The purpose of this training module is to familiarize the Principal Investigator and lab personnel with good microbiological practices which include recognizing risk groups for biological materials, appropriate containment levels and personal protective clothing and equipment.

Biosafety Training Module

Biosafety Quiz

Blood-borne Pathogen Training

The purpose of this training module is to familiarize the Principal Investigator and lab personnel with OSHA’s Occupational Exposure to Blood-borne Pathogens, 29 CFR 1910.1030 Standard.

 

Blood-borne Pathogen Module

 

Blood-borne Pathogen Quiz

Support Resources

OSHA 1910.1030 BBP Standard

Needle Stick Safety Act

OSHA Model Plans & Programs for BBP & HAZCOM

OSHA BBP Exposure Control Plan Template

Recombinant DNA Training

The purpose of this training module is to familiarize the Principal Investigator and lab personnel with the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules (NIH Guidelines). These Guidelines are the standards for containment and safe research practices involving rDNA activities. After completing this training module, please complete the Recombinant DNA Quiz.

Recombinant DNA Training Module

Recombinant DNA Quiz

Support Resources

Animal Experiments Covered Under the NIH Guidelines

Biosafety Considerations for Research with Lentiviral Vectors

Biosafety in Microbiological & Biomedical Labs - 5th Edition

FAQs - Exempt Experiments

FAQs About Transgenic Animals & the Use of rDNA

Introduction to the NIH Guidelines & IBC Responsibilities

NIH Guidelines for Research Involving rDNA Molecules

NIH Incident Reporting FAQs

NIH Incident Reporting Template

NIH Major Actions FAQs - March 2008

WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual (2004)

Biosafety Cabinet Training

The purpose of this training module is to familiarize the Principal Investigator and lab personnel with the proper selection and use of the various types of biological safety cabinets. These cabinets are essential in protecting both the lab worker and the research when used appropriately. After completing this training module, please complete the Biosafety Cabinet Training Quiz.

Biosafety Cabinet Training Module -

Please make arrangements with Sandy Berry-Lowe (ext 7552) in the Department of Biology or Cindy Norton (ext 3212) in the Environmental Health and Safety Department to view the Biosafety Cabinet Training DVD.

Biosafety Cabinet Quiz

Shipping Biological Materials Training

The purpose of this training module is to familiarize the Principal Investigator and lab personnel with the regulations, different shipping categories; and proper labeling and packaging of biological materials. The information in the slides will provide just an overview. The links in the slides and the support resources and packing instructions listed below will provide the necessary shipping details.

Shipping Biological Materials Module 1

Shipping Biological Materials Module 2

Shipping Biological Materials Module 3

Shipping Biological Materials Module 4

Shipping Biological Materials Quiz

Supporting Resources

Department of Transportation 29 CFR

DOT Transporting Infectious Substances

Packaging Instructions for "Exempt Human Specimen" or "Exempt Animal Specimen"

IATA Division 6.2 Infectious Substances

IATA Guidance Document for Infectious Substances

IATA Packing Instruction 602

IATA Packing Instruction 650

IATA Packing Instruction 904

Shipping Declaration for Dangerous Goods Form

WHO Guidance on Regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances

Working at Animal Biosafety Level 1

The purpose of these training modules is to familiarize the Principal Investigator and lab personnel with a Risk Assessment/Management Process and the principles and safe working practices of using biological agents with laboratory animals that require Animal Biosafety Level 1 (ABSL-1) containment.

 

ABSL-1 Quiz.

 

Working at Animal Biosafety Level 2

The purpose of these training modules is to familiarize the Principal Investigator and lab personnel with a Risk Assessment/Management Process and the principles and safe working practices of using biological agents with laboratory animals that require Animal Biosafety Level 2 (ABSL-2) containment.

 

ABSL-2 Quiz.

 

Please make arrangements with Sandy Berry-Lowe (ext 7552) in the Department of Biology or Cindy Norton (ext 3212) in the Environmental Health and Safety Department to view the Working Safely with Laboratory Animals Training DVD. After completing the DVD, please complete the appropriate ABSL quiz.

Support Resources

OSHA 1910.1030 BBP Standard

Needle Stick Safety Act

OSHA Model Plans & Programs for BBP & HAZCOM

OSHA BBP Exposure Control Plan Template