Biological Safety Officer

SEPTEMBER 25 - 27, 2024

About The Course

The Biosafety Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratory (6th Edition, June 2020) and the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (updated April 2019) are the foundations of this course.

Our objective is to provide you the fundamentals of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling biological hazards in the workplace. This training will go over the essential skills expected of a Biological Safety Officer. While the concepts addressed in this course are vital to any biological safety program, it is intended for those who are new or experienced in the field. Furthermore, our instructors deliver this course using an engaging combination of well-structured lectures, descriptive examples, and hands-on exercises.


UTHealth Houston

Operations Center Building

1851 Crosspoint Ave.

Room 2.200

Houston, Texas 77054

Take your career to the next level and register today!

$ 500 

Early Registration (Ends July 21, 2024) 

$ 700    

Regular Registration (Ends September 1, 2024)

$ 800    

Late Registration 

Refreshments and materials will be provided.

Accommodation and Transportation:

You will be responsible for arranging your own hotel accommodations, airline, and car transportation.

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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

P2R Consortium

Prevention, Preparedness, and Response

Registration Refund and Course Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration, send an e-mail to [email protected]. To refund your registration, we must receive your cancellation e-mail no later than 10 business days prior to the course start date. We will deduct a $50 administrative fee from the refunded amount. Cancellations received after the refund deadline will not be processed. If you paid your registration via check, provide the check number in your e-mail.

P2R Consortium reserves the right to cancel a course no later than 10 business days prior to the course start date. If we cancel a course, we will notify you via the e-mail address provided on your registration form. Our liability for canceled events is limited to the registration fee paid per course.


Training provided by P2R Consortium is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).