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Biosafety in the Laboratory (BITL) This an introduction to the principles of biosafety, guidelines and regulations, decontamination and disinfection, disposal and shipment of biological materials/wastes, facility and equipment design, medical surveillance, practices and risk assessments. Participants will be introduced to key Biosafety reference materials and learn how to use them to perform basic biological risk assessments and establish appropriate levels of containment. We will review best practices to minimize the risk of laboratory acquired infections and standard precautions for proper handling of microorganisms. Discussions will be limited to Guidelines for safely handling microorganisms at both biosafety level 1 (BSL1) and biosafety level 2 (BSL2) with minimal introduction to biosafety level 3 (BSL3). 

 -  BITL is a one-day course held at our Natick, MA office, unless stated otherwise.

Registrants Receive:
  • Seminar notebook
  • Certificate of Participation
  • 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEU's)
  • Graduate Credit eligibility
  • ABIH CM Points eligibility
  • Access to our Toll-Free Lab Safety Hotline
  • Discounts future trainings, services, & pubs
  • Refreshments

Not Included: lodging, transportation and meals.

Who should attend?

  • Biology Educators/Researchers
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Professionals
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee Members
  • Lab Managers / Supervisors / Workers
  • New Biosafety Professionals
  • Principal Investigators

Discussion Topics:

  • Biological Risk Assessment
  • Biosafety Guidelines & Regulations
  • Biotechnology & Cell Biology 
  • Containment Equipment
  • Decontamination
  • Laboratory Acquired Infections
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Shipment of Biological Materials
  • Waste Disposal
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM*
*Times may vary

BITL Course Info Flyer

Course Location:

The Lab Safety Institute
192 Worcester St
Natick, MA 01760

Dates/ Calendar:

Full Course Schedule
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Suggested Lodging

Hampton Inn
319 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760

Registration Fees:
1 person: $495 (*$445) each
*Early Registration (ends 60 days prior)
2-4 persons: $420 each
Groups of 5 or More Contact LSI for Special Pricing

Contact LSI for more info or to learn how you can host an LSI course.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received seven business days prior to the course, qualify for 100% refund of the paid tuition. Cancellations received less than seven business days prior are subject to a cancellation fee of 15%, or can be applied fully to a future course, product or service. An alternate may be appointed to attend up to the last minute, without any additional cost. No-shows are subject to the full registration fee.

LSI reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants of canceled courses will be notified as soon as the decision has been made. LSI’s responsibility will not exceed the amount of the collected tuition. Please confirm with LSI before making non-refundable travel arrangements.

For additional information, please contact Ana Adams at 508-647-1900.

Registration Options:
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Contact Us:
Phone: 508-647-1900
The Lab Safety Institute
192 Worcester St
Natick, MA 01760