Biosafety Training

The University of Colorado 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

Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules

Every 3 years

Biosafety Cabinets

Every 3 years

Shipping Biological Materials

Every 3 years

Animal Biosafety - Level 1

Every 3 years

Animal Biosafety - Level 2

Every 3 years

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 or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules Training

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

 

Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid (rsNA) Training Module

Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid (rsNA) Molecule Quiz

Support Resources

Animal Experiments Covered Under the NIH Guidelines

Biosafety Considerations for Research with Lentiviral Vectors

Biosafety in Microbiological & Biomedical Labs - 5th Edition

Exempt Experiments

FAQs - Exempt Experiments

FAQs About Transgenic Animals & the Use of rDNA

Introduction to the NIH Guidelines & IBC Responsibilities

NIH Guidelines for Research Involving rsNA Molecules

NIH Incident Reporting FAQs

NIH Incident Reporting Template

NIH Major Actions FAQs - March 2008

NIH Major Actions FAQs - March 2013

Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules - FAQs

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

This link will take you to the UC Boulder website.  Watch the training videos there and then complete the UCCS Quiz below.

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 49 CFR 173 

DOT Category A Materials

DOT Transporting Infectious Substances Safely

IATA Division 6.2 Infectious Substances

IATA Guidance Document for Infectious Substances

IATA Packing Instruction 620

IATA Packing Instruction 650

IATA Packing Instruction 954

IATA Packing Instruction 959

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

Shipping Declaration for Dangerous Goods Form

USPS Domestic Mail Manual

WHO Guidance on Regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances 09-10

Animal Biosafety - Working Safely with Laboratory Animals

These trainings have been provided courtesy of the American Biological Safety Association www.absa.org and the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation www.ergriffinresearch.org.

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. After completing both of these training module, please complete the ABSL-1 Quiz.

Overview of Risk Assessment & Risk management in Laboratory Animal Biosafety Training Module (Video runtime: 7 minutes, 54 seconds)

ABSL-1 Training Module (Video runtime: 10 minutes, 22 seconds)

 

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. After completing both of these training module, please complete the ABSL-2 Quiz

 

Overview of Risk Assessment & Risk management in Laboratory Animal Biosafety Training Module (Video runtime: 7 minutes, 54 seconds)

ABSL-2 Training Module (Video runtime: 19 minutes, 35 seconds)

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.