FREE: Basic Biosafety On-demand Module

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Basic Biosafety is an on-demand module designed to provide guidance on the basic principles and practices of biological safety for biosafety professionals, biosafety officers, and other professionals involved in workplace safety in laboratories and facilities throughout the world. The module contains 5 sections:

  • Defining the Biosafety Profession
  • Basic Risk Assessment
  • Hazard Control
  • Introduction to Chemical Decontamination
  • Biosafety Resources.

Basic Biosafety will provide basic direction to laboratorians on how to work more safely with biological hazards. This module will include available resources, additional training opportunities, and contacts relevant to the field of biosafety for those located in laboratories and facilities around the globe.


Access the module here.

The ABSA International Distance Learning Committee requests that viewers complete a short survey on completion of the module. A review of all comments made by survey respondents will be sent to the committee.


ABSA International’s Basic Biosafety Module Evaluation

Thank you to the following subject matter experts for their time and expertise in creating this module:
Anne-Sophie Brocard, PhD, RBP, CBSP
Dave Mulligan, DrPH, RBP
Rich Rebar, RBP, CBSP
Sarah Ziegler, PhD, RBP

The following committee members worked diligently to get this module together for the community:
Anne-Sophie Brocard, PhD, RBP, CBSP
Deborah Howard, MPH, CBSP
Kathleen Kennedy, MPH
Maryjo Lanzillotta, RBP, CBSP
Dave Mulligan DrPH, RBP
Dave Phillips, DM
Rich Rebar, RBP, CBSP

Narration of the module was completed by Lisa Burley, RBP and Tara Schnell, RBP both of the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

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