New for 2022: Biosafety Fundamentals for Laboratory Personnel at Universities and Start-Up Companies
This newly developed virtual short course will provide guidance on the basic principles and practices of biological safety for biosafety professionals, biosafety officers and other professionals involved in workplace safety in laboratories and other facilities. The course will cover the following topics, including comprehension reviews and exercises at the end of each section:
- Principles of Biosafety
- Defining Biosafety Levels
- Prudent Practices
- Basic Risk Assessment
- Hazard Control Using Containment
- Introduction to Chemical Decontamination
- Biosafety Resources
The class will provide basic direction on how to work more safely with biological hazards.
Deborah Howard, MPH, CBSP
Deborah Howard is the Global Environment, Health and Safety Biological Materials Manager for BASF where she has oversight of greenhouses, laboratories, inoculant and fermentation sites. She has been the Biosafety Manager at BASF (Bayer buyout in 2018) since May 2014 and was named Global Biosafety Expert in August 2020. Deborah has extensive experience with Select Agent regulations, exporting, greenhouse, arthropods, genetically modified plants and animals. She has over 30 years of experience in health and safety and knowledge of regulations, including NIH, OSHA, EPA, APHIS and USDA. Previously, she was the Biosafety Manager at UNC Chapel Hill.
Continuing Education Credit
Attendees will receive 0.5 CM points for registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) and Certified Biosafety Safety Professional (CBSP) Maintenance.