It is the responsibility of the Princicipal Investigator and/or Instructor to ensure all personnel working with biohazardous materials under their guidance are trained appropriately for the work they will be doing.
The PI is encouraged to contact the BSO regarding the type of training offered through OEHS.
Standard Microbiological Practices
All personnel working with biohazardous materials must be proficient in standard microbiological practices as defined in the BMBL.
Personnel working with rDNA or biohazardous materials determined to require BSL-1 containment must take the BSL-1 training offered through the OEHS Blackboard group, or request in-person BSL-1 training from OEHS.
Personnel working with rDNA or biohazardous materials determined to require BSL-2 containment must take the BSL-2 training offered through the OEHS Blackboard group, or request in-person BSL-2 training from OEHS.
Individuals must also be trained on BSL-2 operating procedures specific to the lab they are working in.
Personnel working with human or non-human primate source materials, including blood, blood components, tissue, bodily fluids, cells or cell lines must complete the OEHS Blackboard training for Bloodborn Pathogens, or request in-person training given by the BSO.
*This training must be repeated annually (annual refresher).
Disinfection of Waste in the Autoclave
All personnel responsible for autoclaving biohazardous waste must complete training for proper use of the autoclave. This training can be provided and documented by the PI, or be taken via on-line Blackboard training through OEHS.
Biological Safety Officer (BSO)