Containment Level 3 Biosafety Module

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This module provides an advanced, comprehensive practical review of precautionary measures and safe work practices required for programs which include use of risk group 3 hazards in animal models. Species-specific biomethodology is a prerequisite as is the theory-based course(s) on working with biological hazards provided by Environmental Health and Safety. The DCM containment level 3 hazard training module is offered on an as needed basis throughout the year. Contact for more information.


Prerequisites to work with biological hazards

  • Animal use protocol
  • N95 respiratory fit test
  • EHS training
  • Valid biosafety permit
  • Species-specific biomethodology
  • CL2 training
  • SOP review
  • DCM notification
  • Medical Surveillance

Working with biological hazards

  • Signage
  • Entry/Exit requirements
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Personal safety
  • A2/B2 Biological Safety Cabinet use
  • Necessary supplies
  • Booking procedure
  • Movement of cages
  • Decontamination/Waste disposal
  • Equipment
  • Transfer of biological agents
  • Spills
  • Emergency procedures