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Training for work with Biological Materials

The type and frequency of training will depend on the agents/materials being used and the requirements of the facility where the lab(s) are located, training may be required for approval of your IBC protocol.  The following matrix provides information on the training programs (including general laboratory safety training requirements), as well as links to information regarding the type of training offered and how to register for the specific training.  If you have any questions regarding biosafety training that you may be required to complete, please contact the IBC administrator (biosafety@oehs.utah.edu).        

    Required Training Modules Guide

     This guide serves as a way to distinguish which module(s) are required based on your position or the agents/materials being                 used within your lab. For a detailed description of the modules please review the Module Matrix Key below. 

Are you a University of Utah faculty, staff, student or visitor who…..

Module Number 

is a PI or Laboratory Supervisor

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

will work in a wet lab with biological materials at BSL2 or higher

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

AND/OR

 

Have a risk of an occupational exposure to human materials (e.g. blood, specimens, tissue or cells or cell lines, or bloodborne pathogens?

7 (or 8), 9, or 10

Will work in a BSL2/BSL2+/BSL3 lab or space

9, or 10 (or 8 for refresher)

Will work with recombinant viral vectors at BSL1

11

Will work with recombinant viral vectors at BSL2

9 or 10

Will work with animals at BSL2

12

Will work with unfixed macaque primate tissues, cells, fluids or products

13

Will ship or extramurally transport biological materials

14

Will work in a BSL2/BSL2+ lab or space with other labs/groups present

15

Will use a Biosafety Cabinet

16

Will centrifuge biological materials

17

Module matrix key

To view more details about your module, please click on the module number. 

 

 Module Number

Module Name

Frequency

Provided By:

1

New Employee Training

At time of hire:

Automatically assigned and notifications sent through the Online Bridge Learning Management System. May also be accessed through CIS or https://utah.bridgeapp.com/

 

2

Laboratory Safety

Time of Assignment

Online: EHS (https://utah.bridgeapp.com/learner/category/100)

3

Chemical Hygiene Training

Time of Assignment and Annual

EHS (https://utah.bridgeapp.com/learner/category/100)

4

Hazard Communication

Time of Assignment and Annual

Online: EHS (https://utah.bridgeapp.com/learner/category/100)

5

Introduction to IRB, IACUC and IBC

Time of Assignment (Optional but recommended if work requires review by these committees)

Research Education (https://education.research.utah.edu/classes_by_title/introduction-to-irb-iacuc-and-ibc.php)

6

Lab-Specific Training

Time of Assignment and Annual

Principal Investigator/Lab Supervisor

7

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Time of Assignment and Annual

EHS (https://utah.bridgeapp.com/learner/category/100)

8

Bloodborne Pathogens (Refresher) Training

Annual (after initial training)

EHS (https://utah.bridgeapp.com/learner/category/100)

9

BSL2 and Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Time of Assignment and Every 3 Years*

EHS (https://utah.bridgeapp.com/learner/category/100)

10

BSL2, Bloodborne Pathogens and Viral Vectors Training

Time of Assignment and Every 3 Years*

EHS (https://utah.bridgeapp.com/learner/category/100)

11

Online Viral Vector Training

Time of Assignment and Every 3 Years

University of Cincinnati (https://research.uc.edu/support/offices/biosafety/events-trainings)

12

Animal Biosafety Level 2 Training

Time of Assignment and Every 3 Years

EHS (https://utah.bridgeapp.com/learner/category/100)

13

BSL2, Bloodborne pathogens and Herpes B virus Training

Time of Assignment and Annual

Contact Biosafety Officer (Biosafety@ehs.utah.edu)

14

Shipping Category B Infectious Substances and Dry Ice Training

Every 2 Years

EHS (https://utah.bridgeapp.com/learner/category/100)

15

Shared Space Training

Time of Assignment

Lab Supervisor

16

Biosafety Cabinet Training

Optional: time of assignment

CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/labtraining/training-courses/biological-safety-cabinets.html)

17

Fundamentals of Centrifuge Safety

Optional: time of assignment

CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/labtraining/training-courses/fundamentals-centrifuge-safety.html)

Last Updated: 2/24/20