Advanced Biosafety Training

Margy Lambert, Associate Biosafety Officer will offer a session on Advanced Biosafety Training on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1:30 – 4 p.m. at Union South. This class builds on the Basic Biosafety class and focuses on biosafety level 2 (BSL-2) precautions and containment in lab and animal research.

Topics include risk assessment, proper use of containment equipment and personal protective equipment, and disinfection procedures for various types of Risk Group 2 pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions). A major goal of the class is to provide safety information on commonly-used viral vectors since viral vectors are becoming a widespread research tool.

The Basic Biosafety class should be taken prior to the Advanced Biosafety class either by attending the Basic Biosafety class (next class offered afternoon of Thursday November 8th) or by reviewing the training available at the OBS website ( Contact OBS at 263-2037 or to register or to obtain more info.