EHS is excited to announce that Biological Safety Training is now available in an online format via SafetySkills. Biological Safety Training is required for all SMU students and employees whose work involves any of the following:
- Biological agents, including but not limited to, those agents in all risk groups as defined in Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories.
- Recombinant or Synthetic DNA as defined by the NIH Guidelines for Research. Involving Recombinant or Synthetic DNA Molecules.
- Dual use research of concern as defined by the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity.
- Select agents and select agent toxins, regulated either by the Department of Health and Human Services or by the United States Department of Agriculture.
- Human blood, human blood components, products made from human blood, and Other Potentially Infectious Materials, as defined by the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030).
This training addresses biohazards, bloodborne pathogens, risk groups, risk assessment, biosafety levels, engineering controls, administrative controls, microbiological work practices, personal protective equipment, spill and emergency response, biological waste, decontamination, and more.
The online training consists of 3 modules, and it takes about 45 minutes to complete. Of course, the in-person training is still available on a monthly basis. You can find the upcoming schedule and registration form here.