NC OSHERC Continuing Education

37th Annual Occupational Safety and Health Winter Institute

Biosafety for Safety and Health Professionals

This class has been cancelled.
Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village, Daytona Beach, Florida

Elective courseTechnician Certificate Program Elective
Tech exam is Friday, March 3, 2017, at 11:30 am. Please make travel plans accordingly.

Review Course for Certified Biological Safety Professional Exam

This course is designed for industrial hygienists and other occupational safety and health professionals, such as OSHA compliance officers, or biological safety officers, to provide basic and applied information on biological safety. The course will include basic concepts of microbiology and disease transmission in the workplace. The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, including the OSHA enforcement guidelines will be discussed. The CDC/NIH Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, and legislation on bioterrorism and select agents are also included. The course can serve as a review in preparation for the Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP) examClick here for information about the CBSP exam and how to apply

Course Faculty

Raymond W. Hackney, Jr., DrPH, CIH, CBSP, Biological Safety, Occupational and Environmental Safety Office, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC


The course is intended for those new to the field of biological safety and will provide an understanding of infectious disease transmission and the principles for control of biological hazards in the workplace.


Basic concepts and principles of microbiology, disease transmission, and infection control; laboratory and occupationally-acquired infections; disposal of infectious and biomedical wastes and shipment of biohazardous materials; compliance with OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens; principles of decontamination, disinfection and sterilization; the certification testing, principles of operation, and use of engineering controls such as biological safety cabinets; the role of Institutional Biosafety Committees in reviewing recombinant DNA; procedures for environmental sampling for bacteria and fungi, and legislation on bioterrorism and select agents are also included.

Agenda Topics


ABIH Points: ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 14.0 hours which can be claimed for CM credit. Get more information at the ABIH website.

BCSP Points: This course may qualify for BCSP Recertification points. See the BCSP Recertification Guide

Meeting Times

Course begins Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 1:00 pm and ends Friday, March 3, 2017, at 11:00 am.


$875 , $925 after January 26, 2017


This class has been cancelled.


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For further information on this course, contact the NC ERC office at, or call us at 919-962-2101.

Last updated 01/13/2017