Biosafety Course at your Workplace - Legionella

Biosafety Course at your Workplace

The Public Control of Biohazards Course for Research & Clinical Laboratories biosafety training course in its 42nd year has ended.

Workplace courses continue.

There is no limit to the number of students. Our record at a single workplace is 300 students.

Up to 4.5 ABSA 2022 Certification Maintenance Points are available.

This is a draft course schedule that we use to negotiate the course training topics and time schedules.

This is the original US biosafety training course started at Johns Hopkins University in 1979 by Dr Byron S Tepper.
Dr Tepper and I started biosafety 101 ABSA training at the 1989 Annual Conference.
A brief resume of my qualifications is available HERE.
This course covers all elements of biosafety with hundreds of documents including hyperlinked TOCs in addition to hundreds of PowerPoint slides and instructional videos.
There are hands-on experiences with biosafety equipment and procedures and plenty of time for group problem-solving.
The course usually starts each day at 8:00 am and ends around 4-5 pm with a group discussion.
There are usually two coffee breaks, lunch, and sometimes dinner.
The workplace course usually runs for 3-43 days, depending on the training site.

Your Workplace Facilitator:
Propose a tuition cost per student with a built-in benefit for your workplace. IF you decide to charge tuition;
Provide an in-person course training site with a Windows 11 computer, projection screen, and sound system;
Receive and dispersed funds associated with your workplace expenses;
Supply RG LLC a list of course registrants [first name, last name, title, and email address] for certification purposes;
Supply each student a USB stick containing lecture and handout materials sent by RG LLC;
Make student copies of the course schedule, pre- and post-tests, course evaluation form, daily sign-in sheet, and course certificate template sent by RG LLC; and
Pay RG LLC a negotiated rate per hour for each hour of course preparation, lecture presentation, report writing, and/or on-site consulting, plus reimbursable travel and incidentals expenses.

Dr Richard W Gilpin LLC:
Provide an agreed-upon number of biosafety training and/or consulting hours;
Supply password-protected PDFs of slides/handouts for each lecture;
Brings a backup Windows 11 laptop with USB of handouts, PowerPoint slides, & videos to plug into facility Windows 11 computer, projection screen, and sound system;
Brings hands-on demonstration materials; and
Provides the course schedule, pre- and post-tests, course evaluation form, daily sign-in sheet, and course certificate template to be copied and distributed to the students.

Workplace cost for a 3 to 5-day program includes my travel expenses and a nominal fee for course preparation and direct student contact.

Lecture handouts [some over 200-pages long] with hyperlinked references have 3-deep tables of contents [TOCs].
The TOCs are hyperlinked to the handout page containing each item in the TOC – similar to an E-book.

What makes this investment of time and money worth while?
This course has trained over 2,000 professionals in the USA and Middle East since 1979.
The course initially was a 2-week course sponsored by the Division of Safety, National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute until 1983.

What is unique and valuable about this opportunity?
This course reflects my continued commitment to train biosafety officers, clinical laboratorians, researchers, public health professionals, architects, and engineers.
Attendees benefit by learning the origins of and current biosafety knowledge.

My experience as a Research Microbiologist, Author, Biosafety Trainer, and Former Medical School Faculty member includes:
Fifteen years of continuously funded medical school basic and clinical microbiology research at a Philadelphia medical school.
Thirty-five years of professor faculty research/teaching experience at: Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland Baltimore, and Medical College of Pennsylvania (Drexel University College of Medicine).

Thirty-three years of biosafety/research/management experience as:
Biosafety Division Director at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (University & Hospital).
Research Compliance Officer at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.
Research and Development Manager at Becton Dickinson Diagnostic Systems.
Pharma/Biotech/Federal IBC Memberships.

What was the information learned enable the attendee to do better in their job, organization, career?
This course covers all inclusive biosafety references, practices, and templates that can be applied to any biomedical research organization.
The course contains the information needed to pass the certification examination to become an ABSA International Certified Biological Safety Professional,

The Major Course Topics:
Airborne Transmission, including Covid-19 findings.
Biosafety Sources of Information, including the BMBL-6 and WHO-4 Biosafety Manuals.
Laboratory Design & Certification.
Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation, Use, Lifespan, and Decommissioning.
Risk Management Principles and Practices.
Infectious Waste Disposal.
Bloodborne Pathogens Regulations and Guidelines.
Microbiological Practices & Techniques.
Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Research.
IBC Program Management.
Decontamination & Disinfection Principles and Practices.

Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this course .

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