Past EBSA courses

  1. 03 November 2020

    ISO 35001 – An introduction into the biorisk management standard

    The ISO 35001 standard on “Biorisk management for laboratories and other related organisations - is the first internationally recognized management standard to specifically address hazards associated with laboratories where biological materials are handled at all containment levels. It sets out the requirements for a management system to enable organizations to effectively identify, monitor, and control risk associated with laboratory biosafety and biosecurity.  It also provides a structured approach to managing risk associated with people, facilities and working procedures in laboratory environments.

  2. 27 October 2020

    Blend your biosafety training - how to produce and use educational technologies

    This half-day course will give you an introductory experience with application of current digital educational technologies like production and use of power point-based videos, planning and execution of webinars, and the use of an Learning Management System in your teaching.

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    22 October 2020

    Biological Risk Assessment – How safe are we in our labs if we apply the risk based approach according to the new WHO Biosafety Manual?

    Managing biological risks in various environments in which hazardous biological materials are used, be it in research, diagnostic, production facilities or animal units is of utmost importance. Biosafety professionals very often play the interface between different stakeholders such as scientists, engineering, maintenance or cleaning staff.

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, biosafety professionals were constantly challenged and had to apply the risk based approach again and again nearly on a daily basis. Initial risk assessments for activities in the diagnostic laboratory had to be adapted to the new conditions (e.g. shortage of safety equipment) and at the same time the safety of all laboratory staff had to be ensured.

    How can we deal with the increased workload during thee COVID-19 pandemic and at the same time guarantee the safety of our employees?

    In this webinar these and other questions will be addressed by using the risk based approach of the new WHO biosafety manual. 

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    15 October 2020

    Biological Risk Assessment – How safe are we in our labs if we apply the risk based approach according to the new WHO Biosafety Manual?

    Managing biological risks in various environments in which hazardous biological materials are used, be it in research, diagnostic, production facilities or animal units is of utmost importance. Biosafety professionals very often play the interface between different stakeholders such as scientists, engineering, maintenance or cleaning staff.

    The course with simultaneous translation into Ukrainian language is supported by the German Biosecurity Program (sold out)

  5. 03 April 2019

    EBSA22 - Course M - Disinfection and disinfectants: overview of the biocide regulation and validation procedures

    A one day course to gain knowledge about the chemistry and physics of disinfection, use in line with regulations. 

    Intermediate level

  6. 03 April 2019

    EBSA22 - Course K - How to convince and influence for biosafety and biosecurity

    In this one day course the student is given tools how to change behaviour in bio laboratories and other institutions working with biological material. How to work with different personality types.

    All levels

  7. 03 April 2019

    EBSA22 - Course J - Biorisk Management Meets Quality Management

    A one day course about setting-up a safety management system according to the CWA 15793 in respect to other laboratory standards like ISO 15189:2012 and ISO17025:2017. 

    Basic level

  8. 03 April 2019

    EBSA22 - Course G - Incident & accident investigation: how to apply root cause analysis

    In this one day course students learn how to apply root cause analysis to investigate accidents. Including how to make a choice in mitigation measures. 

    Basic - Intermediate - Advanced level

  9. 03 April 2019

    EBSA22 - Course F- Assessing risks and benefits of viral vectors: understand the underlying RA

    This is a one day course . How and why are viral vectors used. Specific hazards and risk analysis on GMO work. 

    Intermediate - Advanced level