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Biosafety and Biocontainment Training for BSL-3 Laboratory Workers

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

June 2 - 6, 2014

The National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program and Kent State University present the popular Biosafety and Biocontainment for BSL-3 Laboratory Workers. This updated five day course is specifically designed for biosafety professionals, researchers and laboratorians working in high containment facilities. The curriculum has been redesigned to emphasize case studies that will address the scientific, regulatory, biocontainment, biosafety, and engineering challenges associated with BSL-3 laboratories.


Some topics and activities include:

  1. Principles and practices of biosafety and biocontainment
  2. Risk assessment, risk communication, and risk mitigation of biohazards
  3. Planning and practicing for lab emergencies
  4. Select agency risk analysis
  5. Equipment safety assessment
  6. Safety and security decision making
  7. Daily hands on sessions using laboratory equipment


Participants will be required to score a minimum of 70% on each post-course knowledge assessment. Successful completion of the courses is a prerequisite for completion of a Basic Level Certificate in Biosafety and Biocontainment, and for participation in Advanced and Comprehensive Level certificate programs

For more information or to register, please download the proposed schedule here Microsoft -Word -2013-logo, course curriculum, and registration form here Microsoft -Word -2013-logo. Tuition is $1200 ($400 for state and local public health laboratory employees). Daily tuition is $240.  Travel and lodging are additional.


The new Kent State Hotel and Conference Center, within walking distance of campus, http://www.kentstatehotel.com/ is holding a block of rooms for $109/night, including  complimentary continental breakfast and discounted  $10/day parking fee with in/out privileges.  After a day of learning, enjoy the salt-water pool, fitness center, full restaurant, and/or in-house bar.Their phone number is 330-346-0100; mention NBBTP when reserving by phone or enter promotional code "NBBTP" if booking online.


Also within walking distance in Kent, you can explore live stage music theater, boutiques, walking/biking/hiking/canoeing (Cuyahoga River) trails (the university lends bikes/helmets and rents canoes/kayaks), ethnic cuisine, and the May 4th 1970 Kent State Memorial.


Frontline Foundation, the government contractor for the NBBTP program, has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Frontline is authorized by IACET to offer 4.0 CEUs for this program.  

For further information, contact jniland@nbbtp.org or jcole@frontlinefoundation.org


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