The University of California, Irvine is offering the BSL3 Operations & Maintenance II course this spring. This very popular course is designed to keep Biosafety Officers, Facilities Management, BSL-3 Laboratory Management, BSL-3 staff and Design & Engineer Professionals up to date on BSL-3 facility operations.
Included this year is an expanded discussion of the new national standard for BSL3 verification (ANSI Z9.14) which will be taught by two ANSI Z9.14 committee members. This discussion will include a review of the standard, strategies for laboratory testing, interpretation of results and incorporation of findings into the facility risk assessment.
The week-long course topics also include training for BSL3 emergency management, design and engineering review, decontamination strategies, preventative maintenance, interactive tours of BSL3 laboratories and group exercises with participants solving BSL3 facility design, engineering and operations issues. This course is offered in conjunction with the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) twice annually and fills quickly.
The UC, Irvine BSL3 Training Program offers integrated training courses for all BSL3-associated personnel groups. Courses have been developed under continuous NIH funding since 2006.
Please see the Training website for more details on BSL3 Operations & Maintenance II