Biosafety Training

Michigan Tech requires that all personnel involved in the use of hazardous biological materials are properly trained.  Biosafety Training courses are available online through CITI Program and Safety Skills.  These introductory courses lay the foundation for additional hands-on, laboratory specific training that is necessary for researchers to work safely in a biological laboratory.  Training requirements vary depending on the research that was being conducted. For example, if you are working in a Biosafety 2 level, with animals, nanotechnology, and blood: required courses include Biosafety Level 2; Animal Biosafety; Nanotechnology; and Bloodborne Pathogens.  Training requirements may be met by taking courses offered through CITI Program, Safety Skills or a combination of the two.   Also, supplemental training Fundamentals of Working Safely in a Biological Safety Cabinet is available through CDCTrain

Biosafety training must be completed and documented prior to IBC protocol approval and beginning research in the laboratory.