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The training materials available on this site were developed by the submitters to meet specific training needs of their place of business, and may contain site specific information that is not universally applicable. It is the responsibility of the user to verify the applicability of the training materials for their place of business, and to make the necessary changes to meet their specific training needs.

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OSHA BBP Exposure Control Plan Template (MS Word 32KB)

29 CFR 1910.1030.
This is a Word document provided by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health. It is designed as a starting point for administrators creating a Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan for their facility. (see OSHA website and CPL 2.2-69)

Target Audience: Biosafety Professionals
This is not a training, but a helpful guide for compliance with 29 CFR 1910.1030.


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

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 770KB)
Chemical Fume Hood Flyer(PDF 740KB)

Target Audience: Students

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


Autoclave Safety Video(YouTube video)

The video covers prepping the autoclave, loading the autoclave, operating the autoclave, and unloading the autoclave including the appropriate PPE to wear when operating an autoclave.

Target Audience: Laboratory researchers


Target Audience: Laboratory researchers


Autoclave Safety Animation (English) (YouTube video)

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

Target Audience: laboratory researchers

At the end of training students will be able to…
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Example Exercise Plan (MS Word 22KB)

Form designed to facilitate the design, conduct, and evaluation of exercises and drills conducted for compliance with select agent program requirements

Target Audience: Person in charge of running exercises

At the end of training students will be able to…
1. Define purpose and scope of exercise
2. Define exercise objectives
3. Idenfity planning team, evaluators, and players for the exercise
4. Design script
5. Log relevant outcomes and recommendations for program improvements


Example Exercise Program (MS Word 47KB)

Template for capturing and prioritizing the capabilities, events, and procedures that should be tested as part of a comprehensive exercise program for the select agent program.

Target Audience: Those responsible for design and implementation of exercises and drills

At the end of training students will be able to…
1. List entity specific functions that should be exercised
2. List entity specific hazards or events that should be tested
3. Set priorities for conducting exercises and drills to test functions and capabilities


Types of Class II Biosafety Cabinets (PDF 632KB)

PDF of the government policy on DURC.

Target Audience: Administrative Staff, Biosafety Professionals


BSL-2


BSL2 Lab Associated Infections Case Studies (MS Word, 244KB)

BSL2 case studies for use in training to reemphasize key lessons taught in course lecture. Also provides an interactive exercises for students to practice and used what was learned in the biosafety training class.

Target Audience: Laboratory Researchers

At the end of training students will be able to…
demonstrate their awareness with key biosafety risk management practices.


Appendix 1: Training Analysis A Matrix Template for Developing a Laboratory-based Biosafety Training Program that Measures Competency for BSL-2 Biomedical Laboratories (PDF 423KB)

The Training Analysis for a BSL-2 Biomedical Laboratory was created to define all tasks and subtasks in biosafety for all persons working in an international infectious disease detection laboratory. The analysis was done using the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) methodology defined in the publication, ISD From the Ground Up1. The product is a template that can be used as a reference for developing a laboratory-based biosafety training program for BSL-2 biomedical laboratories or as a base for the development of training for microbiological and containment laboratories. This template was originally used in the design of a competency training program. Application of the training analysis in a competency training program is more fully described in “Quantifying Competency in Biosafety: Application of the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) to Biosafety and Laboratory Biosecurity”, Delarosa, P., et al., Applied Biosafety 16:3, 2011. However, this type of analysis can be applied to any training design and can be readily applied to the development of both didactic and practical training materials.

Target Audience: All persons designing biosafety training. Persons interested in competency training in Biosafety

This is a “do it yourself” methodology for the development of biosafety training that incorporates biosafety tasks into working procedures and practices in the laboratory. The goal of the training design is to accurately define all biosafety training that an individual needs to safely complete their work and establish a method for practical integration of biosafety procedures on the job.


BSL-3


BSL3 Case Studies and Suggested Responses (Case Study, MS Word 189KB)

BSL3 Training Case Studies were prepared to engage researchers in the review of laboratory acquired infections with related research materials to reemphasize key points that were presentated at initial BSL3 training or as part of a BSL3 refresher class. Suggested responses were formulated for review of group answers to focus discussion on critical components of the case exercises.

The attached case studies can be altered with the agent(s) specific to the group to be trained for tailoring to the target audience. They can be used as a template for altering training content for BSL3 refresher courses on an annual basis.

Target Audience: Laboratory Researchers

At the end of training students will be able to…
Understand the factors that led to the occupational exposures and infections; identify the risk managment factors that can prevent or minimize the potential for exposure; and verify their awareness with essential BSL3 work practice and management practices.


Laboratory Biosafety


CDC Laboratrory training home page, Live/free training (website)

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.

Target Audience: Laboratory Researchers

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


Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (PowerPoint 6MB)

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

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.


Viral Vectors Training (web-based training course)

This online training has five modules. The first one is an introduction to viral vector technology and how to assess its risks. The following modules provides information on the commonly used viral vectors systems (lentivirus, gamma-retrovirus, adenovirus and AAV). At the end of each training module, there are practice exercises. Also, printable copies of the modules are provided.

Target Audience: laboratory researchers

At the end of training students will be able to…
Identify the factors that need to be considered while assessing the risks for experiments involving viral vectors; Discuss the differences among the most commonly used viral vector systems; Apply safety precautions while handling different viral vectors


What You Work with Can Make You Sick – CDC (Posters, PDF, 308KB)

This is a poster publicly available through the CDC that would benefit investigators,researchers, technicians, lab workers, etc. It’s an awareness poster on laboratory workers and researchers, can prevent bringing contaminates and pathogens home.

Target Audience: Laboratory Researchers

At the end of training students will be able to…
follow safe work practices to prevent bringing workplace contaminates (biological and other) home.


Semester Length 2 or 3 Credit Biosafety Course (PowerPoint and supporting materials)

(includes Powerpoints, instructor guide, syllabus, exercises, etc.)
This ‘packaged’ course can serve as a starting template for Bisoafety Professionals who are interested in teaching a biosafety course at their institution or a local educational institution. Slides for 13 lectures, and supplemental course materials are also included for interested instructors to eliminate the need to have to develop a class from scratch. A variety of course topics are included with ideas for promoting interaction within the class to help teach a comprehensive biosafety course to interested students. Course Materials were used for 5 years for teaching a Biosafety course at the Yale School of Public Health.

All of the training and instructional materials are provided at the website above and is currently located at the Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness under their educational resources. The course was assembled by Benjamin Fontes with formatting by Dr. Srdjan Stakic and others at the Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness.

Target Audience: Students

At the end of training students will be able to…
understand the science of the biosafety profession;
have a solid understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a practicing biosafety professional;
and also learn how to work safely in a variety of settings involving biohazards.


Mucous Membrane Protection (YouTube Videos)

A Brief video showing the difference between MMP and an N95

Target Audience: laboratory researchers


Recombinant DNA and human gene transfer


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

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).

Target Audience: Principal Investigators

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


Lab-Specific Biosafety Manual Template (MS Word, 379KB)

The BMBL lists a ‘lab-specific biosafety manual’ for BSL2 and up. During lab inspections I found many researchers routinely deficient in this area. I created a skeleton document to start the ball rolling, asking them to fill in the details.

Target Audience: Principal Investigators and lab staff

The purpose of this document is to encourage researchers to think about the hazards specific to their labs and ways to prevent exposures and injuries.


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

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).

Target Audience: Principal Investigators

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


IBC Meetings and Minutes FAQs (PDF 234KB)

National Institutes of Health, Office of Biotechnology Activities, Conduct of Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Meetings, Content of IBC Meeting Minutes and Public Transparency Expectations of the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Target Audience: Principal Investigators

Frequently Asked Questions


Hospital Repiratory Protection Toolkit(PDF 3.8MB) (website)

Manual that describes step-by-step how to set up a respiratory protection program in a clinical setting.

Target Audience: Hospital Staff

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Culture of Biosafety Training Materials

BioCulture FactSheet (PDF 27KB)

BioCulture Case Study (PDF 349KB)

BioCulture Outreach Brief (MS PPT 1MB)

BioCulture Crossword Puzzle (PDF 75KB)

Laboratory Quality Management Training: Guiding Principles to Promote a Culture of Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Responsible Conduct in the Life Sciences (PDF 135KB)

Bioethics Training: Guiding Principles to Promote a Culture of Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Responsible Conduct in the Life Sciences (PDF 290KB)


Biosafety Stewardship – Safety Begins With You (Poster, PDF 2MB)

Poster on safety stewardship to improve safe lab practices and maintaining accurate inventory of infectious agents and biological materials

Target Audience: Laboratory Researchers


Must be an ABSA memberPPE (Web-based training course)

This is an interactive tool which provides information on the types of available personal protective equipment and their applications.

Target Audience: Laboratory Personel

At the end of training students will be able to…
select the proper PPE for different laboratory activities.


NIH Guidelines online training (PPT, 412KB)

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

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.


Guide to the NIH Guidelines (PDF, 82KB)

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.

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.


Laboratory Safety and Regulatory Requirements


Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (PowerPoint 6MB)

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

Target Audience: Laboratory Researchers

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


Target Audience: Administrative Staff


FSAP, Preparing for Inspection (videos)

This video 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.

Target Audience: Responsible Officials

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


FSAP, Preparing for Inspection (videos)

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.

Target Audience: Responsible Officials

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


Training Objectives and Learning Outcomes Form (MS Word 17KB)

A mechanism for capturing relevant information about each training course offered by EHS (or other group). Designed to justify the need for training from a regulatory and best practices perspective, identify key audience, and capture Training objectives and Learning objectives.

Target Audience: Regulators/Compliance personnel and trainers


IPP, Do I need an import permit? (Acrobat E tool)

E-tool kit to determine if an APHIS/USDA or CDC Import permit is required for importing biological materials into the United States

Target Audience: Shipping & Receiving

At the end of training students will be able to…
determine if the biological materials they wish to import will require an APHIS/USDA or CDC import permit


A.180 Special Provisions Dangerous Goods Information (PDF 202KB)

Dangerous Good Provision for non infectious specimens. Non Infectious specimens from vertebrates, insects and other invertebrates containing small quantities of ethanol, formaldehyde, isopropanol and other alcohols are not subject to the regulations provided that the packing and marking requirements are met.

Target Audience: Shipping and Receiving

At the end of training students will be able to…
apply information provided and ship materials that fall under the A.180 provisions category.


FAQ’s from the Q & A Infectious Shipping Webinar (PDF 324KB)

FAQ’s from the ABSA hosted panel on July 11,2013 Q & A Infectious Substance Shipping Webinar.

Target Audience: Shipping and Receiving

At the end of training students will be able to…
answer frequently asked questions related to infectious substance shipping and have a better understanding of the advanced topics that are not usually addressed in basic dangerous goods shipping courses


Influence of Packaging and Processing Conditions on the Decontamination of Laboratory Biomedical Waste by Steam Sterilization (Manual, PDF, 687KB)

“Influence of Packaging and Processing Conditions on the Decontamination of Laboratory Biomedical Waste by Steam Sterilization”. It is published in 1993 and it provides information on processing conditions of biomedical waste generated in the laboratory, based on the data collected from processing 276 waste bags. I could not find any other studies addressing similar questions and conditions. I think this publication is a good reference for researches and it is good to be available as a reference tool for biosafety professionals.

Target Audience: targetaudience

At the end of training students will be able to…
understand provided packaging and processing conditions on the Decontamination of Laboratory Biomedical Waste by Steam Sterilization.