Laboratory Safety & Compliance

Graham Health Center
408 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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This is a mandatory course for employees working with biological material classified at Biosafety Level 2 or greater. The course focuses on good microbiological practices and safe handling of biological material, discussions of facilities and different types of safety equipment, and biocontainment. Topics include proper decontamination and disinfection procedures as well as disposal of biological materials, including sharps and infectious agents. Training also reviews emergency preparedness and response procedures, and includes Oakland University’s Biosafety Policies and Procedures.


Biosafety training is recommended by CDC/NIH for researchers and laboratory workers as outlined in "Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories” (BMBL) 5th edition.