Legionella Testing / Biosafety Training

An Overview of Control of Biohazards

An Overview of Control of Biohazards

The Control of Biohazards training course has been successfully running for 39 years. Control of Biohazards in the Research Laboratory was initiated by Byron S. Tepper, Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in 1979.  The course was originally held at the JHU campus in Baltimore, MD and remains at the  JHU Mt. Washington campus. The course has also been presented numerous times overseas and at many locations within the United States to better access those who are unable to travel to Baltimore.

The Control of Biohazards course initiated the ABSA International pre-conference biosafety training programs which currently run for 3 days before the annual conference. The Control of Biohazards course provides in-depth information to participants with or without prior biosafety experience or knowledge in a way that is understandable.

Our week-long course is also intended to prepare individuals planning to take the ABSA International CBSP exam or earn continuing education credits.

Below is a list of recent presentations of this course:

  • In August 2017, the course was presented at JHU Mt. Washington Campus, Baltimore, MD in collaboration with Atrium EHS.
  • In March 2017, the course was presented at the Institute for Research and Medical Consultations, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Univerisity, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
  • In August 2016, the course was presented at MedImmune Research & Development in collaboration with Atrium EHS, Gaithersburg, MD.
  • In May 2014 and 2015, this course was presented at the Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, Hamad Medical Corporation and the Supreme Council of Health (Medical Commission), Doha, Qatar.
  • In June 2014, Control of Biohazards was presented at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, MD.
  • In February 2015, we presented at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM.
  • In October 2015, we presented at DuPont Experimental Station, Wilmington, DE.

The Control of Biohazards course is designed for research staff, research administrators, and safety department staff and includes continuously updated 1,600 page electronic handouts with hyperlinked tables of contents and references – not just boring pictures and PowerPoint slides. A four day version of the course can be tailored to your specific needs at your job site if you are not able to attend the course at JHU.

Contact us today for more information about on-site training at your workplace for any number of people at a cost equivalent to the tuition for 2 ½ attendees at the JHU campus course.