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August 23, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Category: Training
Location: 5425 Woodward Suite 300 | Map
5425 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

This training is required annually for all employees who work with materials that are handled at Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2), including work with human blood, body fluids, tissue, cell lines, animals infected with human pathogens, mammalian viruses, etc. Employees who have taken this class at least once at WSU may take the annual refresher on-line. Topics covered include:

  • Explanation of Biosafety Principles and Levels from CDC/NIH
  • Contents of the WSU Biosafety Manual & Exposure Control Plan
  • Explanation of bloodborne infectious diseases
  • Procedures to follow in an exposure incident
  • Safe work practices
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Use of biological safety cabinets and other safety equipment
  • Biohazard waste disposal rules, and much more.

Click here to view the Biosafety Powerpoint Presentation (note: viewing these slides does not count as training!)

Click here for an explanation of Biosafety Levels.

For more information about this event, please contact Elena Fracassa at 313-993-5702 or