Introduction to the Safe Handling of Biological Hazards
The biopharmaceutical industry uses biological agents to make their products. Some of these agents may be infectious or genetically modified and may pose a serious health risk to workers if they are exposed to the agents. This online course focuses on the different Biosafety Levels and the precautions that can be taken to protect employees and contractors that work in biopharm facilities.
The following topics are introduced: routes of exposure, biosafety levels, risk assessment, procedures, labeling, containment, decontamination and sanitization, spill reporting and clean-up, personal protective equipment (PPE), waste handling and disposal.