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Managing Biological Safety

AIM:

To introduce risk assessment principles to Project supervisors, lab managers and those whose work is likely to bring them into contact with hazardous biological agents (including incidental exposure through human or animal samples) as a consequence of their work activities.

OBJECTIVES ON RETURNING TO THE WORK PLACE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand the nature of hazardous biological agents
  • Understand the requirements of the COSHH Regulations for work which may involve exposure to hazardous biological agents
  • Assess the risks from possible exposure to hazardous biological agents 
  • Comply with University requirements for use of hazardous biological agents

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Brief overview of the legislation
  • How to complete Biological risk assessments 
  • Brief overview of the University procedures for Biological hazards.
  • Health Surveillance
  • Undertaking work: local rules, disinfection and waste disposal.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

All those who are responsible for, or undertake work with, hazardous biological agents.

COURSE DATE & TIME:

  • On demand

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 20

COURSE TUTOR: Gretta Roberts

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