Biosafety in the Laboratory

Biosafety in the Laboratory (BITL) is an introduction to the principles of biosafety, including guidelines and regulations, decontamination and disinfection, as well as disposal and shipment of biological materials. Facility and equipment design, medical surveillance and risk assessments will also be covered. Participants will be introduced to key biosafety reference materials and learn how to use them to perform basic biological risk assessments and establish appropriate levels of containment. We will review best practices to minimize the risk of laboratory-acquired infections and standard precautions for proper handling of microorganisms. Discussions will be limited to guidelines for safely handling microorganisms at both biosafety level 1 (BSL1) and biosafety level 2 (BSL2) with minimal introduction to biosafety level 3 (BSL3).

Event Venue Date
Biosafety in the Laboratory 11/01/17 *CONFIRMED* Natick, MA LSI Headquarters
  • November 1, 2017 8:00 am
Biosafety in the Laboratory 3/7/18 Natick, MA LSI Headquarters
  • March 7, 2018 8:00 am
Biosafety in the Laboratory 6/5/18 Natick, MA LSI Headquarters
  • June 5, 2018 8:00 am
Biosafety in the Laboratory 9/18/18 Natick, MA LSI Headquarters
  • September 18, 2018 8:00 am
Biosafety in the Laboratory 12/18/18 Natick, MA LSI Headquarters
  • December 18, 2018 8:00 am

Please make sure this course is confirmed

Courses marked "CONFIRMED" will not be canceled. However, as a non-profit operating on a tight budget, we reserve the right to cancel sessions that do not have sufficient participants to cover our costs. If you enter your e-mail for a course above, we will keep you informed as soon as the course is confirmed our canceled. To help ensure that a program runs, please consider registering as early as possible.

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Who should attend?

  • Biology Educators/Researchers
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Professionals
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee Members
  • Lab Managers / Supervisors / Workers
  • New Biosafety Professionals
  • Principal Investigators

Registrants Receive:

  • Seminar Notebook
  • Certificate of Participation
  • 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEU's)
  • Graduate Credit eligibility
  • ABIH CM Points eligibility
  • Access to our Toll-Free Lab Safety Hotline
  • Discounts future trainings, services, & pubs
  • Refreshments

Not Included in Tuition: lodging, transportation and meals.

Discussion Topics:

  • Biological Risk Assessment
  • Biosafety Guidelines & Regulations
  • Biotechnology & Cell Biology
  • Containment Equipment
  • Decontamination
  • Laboratory Acquired Infections
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Shipment of Biological Materials
  • Waste Disposal

Don't see a topic or a date you need? Schedule a time and date that does work for you. Visit our services page or contact 508-647-1900 for more information.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received seven business days prior to the course, qualify for 100% refund of the paid tuition. Cancellations received less than seven business days prior are subject to a cancellation fee of 15%, or can be applied fully to a future course, product or service. An alternate may be appointed to attend up to the last minute, without any additional cost. No-shows are subject to the full registration fee. LSI reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment.
Registrants of canceled courses will be notified as soon as the decision has been made. LSI’s responsibility will not exceed the amount of the collected tuition. Please confirm with LSI before making non-refundable travel arrangements.

For additional information, please contact Ana Adams at 800-647-1977