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Chemical Fume Hood: How it Works to Protect You (YouTube video & accompanying PDFs)

Target Audience: Students

At the end of training students will be able...
avoid undesirable situation to an individual, lab, or institution

Dartmouth College, in cooperation with the Division of Safety and Health at the National Institutes of Health and the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP), are developing new training media. This is the first of several planned projects. We are nearly done with an animation project on the use of an autoclave to process biological waste, which will be available spring 2011. All of these materials are in the public domain and we actively encourage distribution and sharing with others.
About the animation(PDF 416KB)

Chemical Fume Hood Flyer(PDF 740KB)



Decontamination, disinfection, and sterilization


Autoclave Safety Animation (English) (YouTube video)

Target Audience: laboratory researchers

Compliant with CFC: 1910.1030 HD animation demonstrates proper autoclave use in the official UN languages plus Dutch and German



Laboratory Biosafety


Laboratory Biosecurity - Build Security Into Good Lab Practices (web site)

Target Audience: Laboratory Researchers

At the end of training students will be able...
gain a better understanding of biosecurity in laboratories.

The following interactive training program from the CDC Office of Health and Safety (http://www.cdc.gov/od/ohs/) defines biosecurity, highlights differences and similarities between biosafety and biosecurity, discusses elements of a laboratory biosecurity program and gives examples of how to perform a Laboratory Biosecurity Risk Assessment. It begins with a historical overview of biosecurity and stresses the need to develop a biosecurity awareness culture in the workplace. Three main course modules include: Biosafety vs. Biosecurity, Risk Assessment, and Develop a Biosecurity Plan. This training is based on the guidelines in the 5th Edition of the BMBL.



Laboratory Safety and Regulatory Requirements


Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (PowerPoint 6.31MB)

Target Audience: Laboratory Researchers

At the end of training students will be able...
to have a understanding of the requirements of an aerosol transmissible disease program.

California Code of Regulations 5199 and 5199.1 I discusses the requirements of the standard, provides safety recommendations, implementation strategies, and lab acquired infection cases



Recombinant DNA and human gene transfer


The Use of Transgenic Insects in Research and Teaching (PDF 36KB)

Target Audience: Principal Investigators

At the end of training students will be able to...
Better understand rules associated with transgenic insects.

The use of transgenic or genetically modified insects (including fruit flies, bees, ants and butterflies) in research and teaching is governed by the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules (NIH Guidelines).



Regulations, standards and guidelines


NIH Guidelines

Must be an ABSA memberNIH Guidelines online training (PPT, 412KB)

Target Audience: Principal Investigators

At the end of training students will be able to...
determine whether their research should be registered and reviewed by the IBC.

This is a basic training on the NIH Guidelines for researchers, which we designed as an annual training for PIs.


Guide to the NIH Guidelines (PDF, 71KB)

Target Audience: Principal Investigators

At the end of training students will be able to...
determine whether their research should be registered and reviewed by the IBC.

This is a one-page 'cheat sheet' for the NIH Guidelines, summarizing what types of research need IBC review. On the back is section IV of the Guidelines listing the PI's responsibilities.



Rsk Assessment


The Sandia Biorisk tool (website)

Select agents, bioterrorism


Facility Inspections under the Select Agent Regulations for Biosafety (videos)

Target Audience: Responsible Officials

At the end of training students will be able to...
better prepare for a Select Agent inspection.

The following videos from the National Select Agent Registry provides in-depth information related to the inspection of BSL-3 select agent laboratories. The video describes how to prepare for an inspection and what transpires during and after an inspection.


Facility Inspections under the Select Agent Regulations for Toxin Laboratories (videos)

Target Audience: Responsible Officials

At the end of training students will be able to...
better prepare for a Select Agent inspection.

The following videos from the National Select Agent Registry provides in-depth information related to the inspection laboratories posessing select agent toxins. The video describes how to prepare for an inspection and what transpires during and after an inspection.




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