EBSA Online course
Managing infectious aerosols in a laboratory setting: Lessons learned from COVID-19

Instructor: Allan Bennett OBE

Online course on November 8, 2022
14:00 - 16:30 (CET time)
13:00 - 15:30 (UK time)

already more than 40 registered attendees


This online course will describe how aerosols are formed and infect people.   

The types of equipment to generate and measure aerosols will be described as will a review of information used to inform risk assessments for the generation and spread of aerosols.

Part 1:

  • Definitions of aerosols compared to droplets, how they are formed and how they infect.
  • How data generated by aerosol studies informed public health advice and policy during the COVID pandemic 

 Part 2:

  • History of aerosols causing laboratory acquired infections
  • How laboratory equipment and facilities are used to control and generate aerosols
  • How this information can be used to inform risk assessments and laboratory procedures. 

Learning aims:

  • Define aerosols and droplets
  • List the types of apparatus that can be used to generate and measure aerosols in a laboratory setting.
  • Describe how aerosol data can be used to inform laboratory and public health advice.
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