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 (ppt 1.3 MB)

Biosafety Quiz (docx 64 KB)

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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 (ppt 1.0 MB)

 

Blood-borne Pathogen Quiz (docx 63 KB)

Support Resources

OSHA 1910.1030 BBP Standard (pdf 171 KB)

Needle Stick Safety Act (pdf 48 KB)

OSHA Model Plans & Programs for BBP & HAZCOM (pdf 134 KB)

OSHA BBP Exposure Control Plan Template (docx 229 KB)

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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 (ppt 616 MB)

Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid (rsNA) Molecule Quiz (docx 63 KB)

Support Resources

Animal Experiments Covered Under the NIH Guidelines (pdf 166 KB)

Biosafety Considerations for Research with Lentiviral Vectors (pdf 236 KB)

Biosafety in Microbiological & Biomedical Labs - 5th Edition (pdf 2.5 MB)

Exempt Experiments (pdf 70 KB)

FAQs - Exempt Experiments (pdf 288 KB)

FAQs About Transgenic Animals & the Use of rDNA (pdf 70 KB)

Introduction to the NIH Guidelines & IBC Responsibilities (pdf 595 KB)

NIH Guidelines for Research Involving rsNA Molecules (pdf 2.8 MB)

NIH Incident Reporting FAQs (pdf 158 KB)

NIH Incident Reporting Template (doc 56 KB)

NIH Major Actions FAQs - March 2008 (pdf 246 KB)

NIH Major Actions FAQs - March 2013 (pdf 383 KB)

Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules - FAQs (pdf 157 KB)

WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual (2004)

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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 (docx 69 KB)

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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 (ppt 1.0 MB)

Shipping Biological Materials Module 2 (ppt 1.3 MB)

Shipping Biological Materials Module 3 (ppt 7.1 MB)

Shipping Biological Materials Module 4 (ppt 27.1 MB)

Shipping Biological Materials Quiz  (docx 69 KB)

Supporting Resources

Department of Transportation 49 CFR 173 (pdf 107 KB)

DOT Category A Materials (pdf 12 KB)

DOT Transporting Infectious Substances Safely (pdf 1.7 MB)

IATA Division 6.2 Infectious Substances (pdf 75 KB)

IATA Guidance Document for Infectious Substances (pdf 549 KB)

IATA Packing Instruction 620 (pdf 30 KB)

IATA Packing Instruction 650 (pdf319 KB)

IATA Packing Instruction 954 (pdf 27 KB)

IATA Packing Instruction 959 (pdf 33 KB)

Packaging Instructions for "Exempt Human Specimen" or "Exempt Animal Specimen" (doc 210 KB)

Shipping Declaration for Dangerous Goods Form (pdf 132 KB)

USPS Domestic Mail Manual

WHO Guidance on Regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances 09-10 (pdf 650 KB)

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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.

 

These links will take you the UC Boulder website.  Watch the trainign videos there and then complete the UCCS Quiz below.

Overview of Risk Assessment & Risk management in Laboratory Animal Biosafety Training Module - http://ehs.colorado.edu/training/animal-biosafety-level-1/ (Video runtime: 7 minutes, 54 seconds)

ABSL-1 Training Module - http://ehs.colorado.edu/training/animal-biosafety-level-1/   (Video runtime: 10 minutes, 22 seconds)

 

ABSL-1 Quiz. (doc 209 KB)

 

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

 

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

 

Overview of Risk Assessment & Risk management in Laboratory Animal Biosafety Training Module - http://ehs.colorado.edu/training/animal-biosafety-level-2/ (Video runtime: 7 minutes, 54 seconds)

ABSL-2 Training Module - http://ehs.colorado.edu/training/animal-biosafety-level-2/  (Video runtime: 19 minutes, 35 seconds)

ABSL-2 Quiz. (doc 210 KB)

 

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.

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