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Back to Basics: Working Safer, Not Sicker

Third Annual Laboratory Conference
Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Bureau of Clinical Laboratories
July 23-24, 2008

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Day One

Additional Resources

Day Two

 

Day One

Laboratory Exposure - Role of Public Health

Keynote Address (48 minutes)

Dr. Charles Woernle

Charles Woernle, MD, MPH
Assistant State Health Officer
Disease Control and Prevention
Alabama Department of Public Health

Resources

Handouts (7 pages)

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Introduction to Biosafety and the Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL)

(1 hour)

 Dr. Jonathan Richmond

Jonathan Richmond, PhD
Jonathan Richmond and Associates
Southport, NC

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Handouts (8 pages)

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Risk Assessment

(1 hour, 30 minutes)

David Bressler

David Bressler, MS, CBSP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resources

Handouts (19 pages)
Work Hazard Analysis (1 page)

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Biosafety Levels

(45 minutes)

Elizabeth Weirich

Elizabeth (Betsy) Weirich, MS, SM (NRM), CBSP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Handouts (11 pages)

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Day Two

Biological Safety Cabinets

(2 hours)

Elizabeth Weirich

Elizabeth (Betsy) Weirich, MS, SM (NRM), CBSP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Handouts (9 pages)

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Case Study: Clinical Brucellosis

(2 hours)

David Bressler

David Bressler, MS, CBSP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Handouts (5 pages)

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Clinical Laboratories and Select Agents

(15 minutes)

Elizabeth Weirich

Elizabeth (Betsy) Weirich, MS, SM (NRM), CBSP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Handouts (4 pages)

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Biosafety Training

(2 hours)

Dr. Johnathan Richmond

Jonathan Richmond, PhD
Jonathan Richmond and Associates
Southport, NC

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Handouts (7 pages)

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Additional Resources

Biosafety/Biosecurity Resources (3 pages)

Biosafety in Microbiology and Biomedical Laboratories 5th Edition
(421 pages, 2.5 MB)

Biosecurity Smoke Test You will need Windows Media Player to play this file. 

Biosecurity Theater Smoke You will need Windows Media Player to play this file. 

Laboratory Biosecurity Interactive Course (.exe file, 24 MB)

Overview of Bioterrorism Agents Student Handbook (15 pages)


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