The University of Georgia considers the security of UGA personnel, students, visitors and the general community to be of the utmost importance and safety a critical component of good research practices.
The Office of Biosafety endeavors to provide this care through the appropriate training of personnel and students in order to meet this University’s commitment and to comply with local, state and federal regulations.
To provide the highest quality of protection, the following mandatory courses/forms are required for those working in the following areas:
- Principal Investigator must complete training and document with form Proficiency in Standard and Special Microbiological Practices for each individual working within the laboratory.
Blood, body fluids, tissues or human cell lines or other potentially infectious materials:
- Online training: Board of Regents Bloodborne Pathogens module
BSL3 or Select Agents:
- Agent-specific training as determined by UGA’s Responsible Official. Contact Patrick Stockton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Biosafety Basics for the Laboratory” – This in-person training is intended for both new and experienced individuals working in a BSL-1 or BSL-2 laboratory. It is highly recommended that all persons receive this training prior to beginning work in the laboratory.
BSL-2 Training is now available on line. Click here for more information and to register.
- Laboratory Operations Reviews and assistance with Waste Solution Assessments, free-of-charge
- Animal Biosafety Training Program and Certification provided on the AALAS Learning Library in coordination with the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA), the Elizabeth R. Griffin Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- ABSA Videos on Animal Biosafety Levels and Risk Management
- Training on Biological Safety Cabinets, Autoclave Operation or Sharps Safety
- Guidance on shipping of biohazardous materials or applying for USDA permits
- Additional specialized training as requested
For additional information, please contact the Research Training Core at email@example.com