Legionella Testing / Biosafety Training


Dr Richard W Gilpin RBP CBSP

Author, Public Speaker, Trainer, Medical School Faculty Member

  • Dr Richard W Gilpin RBP CBSP SM(NRCM) directs the GTS Legionella Testing Laboratory and the Control of Biohazards biosafety training course. He is President of Dr Richard W Gilpin LLC, founded in 1981.

  • My consulting includes all aspects of biosafety, legionella testing, expert witness testimony, environmental microbiology, indoor air quality, laboratory and hospital safety, select agents, pathogens, and research compliance in the areas of risk management, IBCs, animal research, material transfer agreements, and shipping.

  • I am a research microbiologist with 35 years of professor-level faculty experience at Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, and Medical College of Pennsylvania (Drexel University College of Medicine).

  • I have presented and published numerous papers in microbiology and biosafety fields.

List of Legionella presentations and scientific papers

List of all presentations and scientific publications

Many of my 55 publications are on Research Gate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Richard_Gilpin

  • The Control of Biohazards in the Research Laboratory course was started by Dr Byron S Tepper at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD in 1979 under contract from the NIH Division of Safety and the National Cancer Institute.

  • I Co-directed the course with Dr. Tepper from 1989 until his retirement in 2010. I continue the course at various locations in the United States and overseas, as well as the annually scheduled one week Control of Biohazards course is presented at the Johns Hopkins University Mt. Washington Campus Conference Center.

  • My experience includes: Faculty/senior staff retiree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine; Research & development manager at Becton, Dickinson Diagnostic Systems; Active member of ABSA International for 29-years; , Active member of the American Society for Microbiology for 52-years; Emeritus member of the ASM National Registry of Certified Microbiologists; Joint Committee member of NSF International Standard 49 Biosafety Cabinetry for 24-years.

 Dr Richard W Gilpin RBP CBSP

Dr Richard W Gilpin RBP CBSP