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 Every 3 years
BBP Every 3 years
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
Dual Use Research of Concern Annually 

 

These trainings are only available online. Please complete the Safety Training Registration Form and send it to cnorton@uccs.edu.

Once EHS receives the form you will be notified how to enroll in the course.   After you review the course material you will need to complete the online quiz.  Upon successful completion of the quiz (70% or higher), you will need to screen shot your score and provide a copy to your supervisor (digital copies are fine).

If you have any questions or if you do not have a UCCS Canvas account, please contact Cindy Norton x 3212 cnorton@uccs.ed

 

Biosafety Training

Biosafety Training Link

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.

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.

BBP Training Link

Support Resources

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.

rDNA Training Link

Support Resources

Biosafety Cabinet Training

Biosafety Cabinet Training Link

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.

Shipping Biological Materials Training

Shipping Biological Materials Training Link

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.

Supporting Resources

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.

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

Dual Use Research of Concern

This training applies to a very specific list of biological pathogens.