Course Catalog

Biological Safety Officer Course 2024 - University of Texas Operations Center Building Houston , Texas

09/25/2024 - 09/27/2024

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for individuals working in the following settings:

  • Research Labs
  • Hospitals
  • Health Departments
  • Emergency Response Agencies (private, local, state or national level)
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Reference Labs
  • Infectious Substances Shipments or Transportation
  • Biohazard Risk Management 
  • Animal Research Labs


Agenda Example


Day 1

  • History of Biological Safety
  • Microbiology Review
  • Biological Safety Basics
  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Hand-washing Guidelines and Practical Exercises
  • Emerging Technologies (could cover stem cells, viral vectors, CRISPR)
  • Review of the NIH Guidelines & Institutional Biosafety Committees
  • Lab Techniques & Recombinant DNA/Synthethic Nucleic Acids
  • Personal Protective Equipment



Day 2

  • Containment Equipment
  • Biological Safety Cabinet Certification Demonstration
  • Worker Training Program
  • Handling and Disposing of Infectious Waste
  • Disinfection, Decontamination, and Sterilization
  • Bio-aerosols, Mold, and IAQ
  • Occupational Health
  • Shipping Infectious Substances


Day 3

  • Biosafety and Animal Research Labs
  • Biological Terrorism, Select Agents, and Toxins
  • Dual Use Research of Concern
  • Public Health Preparedness—Infectious Diseases
  • Respiratory Fit Testing Program
  • Health and Safety Metrics
  • Professional Development
  • Biosafety Program Management
  • Biosafety Certification Exam Information
  • Global Health Security



Location: University of Texas Operations Center Building 1851 Crosspoint Avenue Houston , Texas 77054
Registration rates:
Early Bird Rate(s) Open 01/16/2024 to 07/21/2024
Early Registration : $500.00
Standard Registration Open 07/22/2024 to 09/01/2024
Regular Registration : $700.00
Late Registration Rate(s) Open 09/02/2024 to 09/25/2024
Late Registration : $800.00
Available Seats: 15