Upcoming Training Opportunities

American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Distance Learning

NEW AND FREE! Basic Biosafety On-Demand Module

Biosecurity Challenges for Developing Technologies: Genomic Methods & Digital Technologies
January 17, 2018

Laboratory Design Part 1 of 3: Programming, Pre-Design & Process
January 23, 2018

Large-Scale Biosafety
March 6-8. 2018

Laboratory Design Part 2 of 3: Programming, Design Best Practices
April 10, 2018

For more information or to register: https://www.absa.org/eduonline.html

Arizona Department of Health Services
Biological Risk Assessment Workshop

Thursday, February 15, 2018
8 a.m. to noon

Arizona Department of Health Services
Bureau of Laboratory Services
250 North 17th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Risk assessments are important for facilities with microbiological and biomedical laboratories. Adverse consequences are likely to occur if the risks are underestimated. Responsibility falls on laboratory management to ensure the safety of their subordinates.This workshop is intended for laboratory personnel and supervisors responsible for the safe operation of microbiological laboratories. Hands on exercises and lectures will be used to demonstrate the biological risk assessment process, as well as reviewing available resources and providing an
overview of current best practices.

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:
 Develop and/or use biosafety assessment resources
 Identify potential hazards associated with biological procedures
 Explain the differences between risk groups
 Select appropriate safeguards for microbiological work

8:00 am Registration
8:30 am Introductions a pre-test
9:00 am Biosafety risk assessment presentation
10:30 am Demonstration
11:00 am Discussion
12:00 pm Adjourn

Nicholas Pierce, PH Scientist III, State Training Coordinator
Joseph P. Manfrida, PhD, Laboratory Office Chief, FSAP Responsible Official, Biosafety and Biosecurity Officer

There is no charge for this program.
Handouts will be distributed at the program.
Seating is limited
Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y7CQ9MK

THE NATIONAL LABORATORY TRAINING NETWORK IS A TRAINING SYSTEM SPONSORED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORIES (APHL) AND THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC). Funding for this conference was made (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by U.S. Government.

Eagleson Institute


Advanced Certification - March 19-23, 2018

BSL3 Facilities: Design, Construction and Beyond - April 23-24, 2018

Advanced BSL3 Work Practices and Procedures - April 25-26, 2018

Certification of Sterile Compounding Facilities and Aseptic Isolators - April 2-6, 2018

Duke Lemur Center Visit - April 27, 2018

Safety Cabinet Technology - April 30 - May 1, 2018

HVAC Systems and Laboratory Design - May 3-4, 2018

Certification of Regulated Cleanrooms and Controlled Environments - June 18-21, 2018

Verifying BSL3 Performance: From Commissioning to Certification - September 27-28, 2018


CDC’s 15th International Symposium on Biosafety: Biosafety in the Era of One Health
February 10-14, 2018

Second International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®
May 8-11, 2018

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University of California, Irvine BSL-3 Training Program

ANSI Z9.14 BSL-3 Ventilation Standard
February 5-7, 2018 ( (2.5 Days)

BSL-3 Laboratory Training
March 12-16, 2018
June 18-22, 2018
(Five Days)

For further details and course registration:

The UC Irvine BSL-3 training center is a state-of-the-art fully functional high containment facility which is the first of its kind in the nation. It is unique in that it includes a fully equipped laboratory that will only be used for training. The facility allows practical training in a real-life setting but without the risk from hazardous materials. The UCI BSL-3 training center has been designated an NIH-NBBTP National Training Center and is a University of California Center of Excellence. Since its inception in 2006, the UCI program has provided training to over 1200 individuals nationally and internationally, including personnel from CDC-DSAT, DHS, U.S. military, public health, corporate bio-pharma, and academia.


National Institutes of Health Office of Management
Division of Occupational Health and Safety
Training Requirements and Available Courses