Past EBSA courses

  1. 11 June 2012

    EBSA15 - Course G. Biological waste management and decontamination (full day)

    This one day course will give understanding of different aspects of decontamination. An interactive workshop combining theory and practical examples covering decon methods for micro-organisms of all risk groups, with particular focus on level 3, suitable for laboratory managers and biosafety officers in charge of microbiological labs or animal houses.

  2. 11 June 2012

    EBSA15 - Course F. Working safely in a biosafety cabinet

    The course will consist of a short theoretical introduction to design, maintenance, calibration and working.

    In this course students will work according to a 'practical approach';

  3. 11 June 2012

    EBSA15 - Course E. Personal protective equipment (half day)

    This course will give an overview of the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in BSL2 and BSL3 laboratories. But will very much be focused on practical experience with different sorts of PPE. Thecourse will concentrate on how to choose adequate PPE (gloves, safety glasses, lab coats, respiratory protection, etc.) for different purposes. This day we will give the trainees an opportunity to try and to test hands-on various examples of PPE under the supervision of experienced trainers. We will also go through how to perform fit-testing of respirators.

  4. 11 June 2012

    EBSA15 - Course D. Biosafety aspects and management of the design and construction of biocontainment facilities (full day)

    This course will present the concepts, envisage technical options and examine the safety and project management issues related to planning of the construction of BSL2 and BSL3 facilities. The approach, starting from establishing the users' requirements, will emphasize the importance of an initial risk assessment, needed to define the scope and concept of the project.

  5. 11 June 2012

    EBSA15 - Course B. Developing and sustaining behavioral-based safety programmes (full day)

    You don't teach a child how to swim with PowerPoint, so why do we spend so much time training people with PowerPoint? We must acknowledge that training does not end with the transfer of a standard operating procedure. 

  6. 11 June 2012

    EBSA15 - Course A. Emergency Preparedness and Contingency Planning (full day)

    From minor lab mishaps to large accidents, the biosafety professional has a central role in minimizing unwanted effects of biological agents when normal biosafety or biosecurity operational controls fail.

  7. 12 April 2011

    EBSA14 - Course G. Current laboratory biosecurity procedures

    This short course will introduce the issues and practical approaches to developing and influencing an effective biosecurity programme.
    The course will introduce delegates to the issues required to develop an effective biosecurity programme at the institute level. The course includes practical and theoretical aspects to adopt and to determine risk.

  8. 12 April 2011

    EBSA14 - Course F. Training methods

    This workshop is intended to provide a basis to set up a training & qualification programme in connection with activities involving biohazards.
    There will be specific focus on different training methods, their pro´s and con´s, costs, what outcome students will have on short- and long term, what group size the different tools are suited for and to evaluation of training.
    After an introduction to training in general and more specifically to education, knowledge and experience, as well as the available training tools, the attendants will set-up in small groups a training programme for an imaginary workplace. At the end of the day, the students will be asked to make a GAP analysis for their own institution and create an institutional action plan for implementing supplemental training methods/tools found needed.

  9. 12 April 2011

    EBSA14 - Course E. Biosafety in laboratory animal facilities

    The first part of the workshop is dedicated to presentations on the basic principles of animal biosafety. An overview about safety measures (operational, work practices, equipment) that relate to small and large animals will be given, including a particular focus on risk assessment of both infected (e.g. animal models for human diseases) and genetically modified animals. Emphasis will be put on containment measures as well as on personal protective equipment.
    In a second part the case study approach will be used to allow participants to work in smaller groups to recognize, to discuss and to assess the hazards and associated risks related to animal handling.