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Risk Mitigation: Engineering Controls


This course will introduce students to the different engineering controls associated with the maintenance of proper containment and safe practices. In the beginner’s level course, participants were introduced to the laboratories with different biosafety levels. According to the respective level of biosafety, in this course, participants will learn how building design and operation, the choice of biosafety cabinets, and proper ventilation are essential to ensure safe practices, the safety of the workers and the environment.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the major characteristics of biosafety cabinets.
  2. Explain the engineering controls involved in the construction of biosafety cabinets.
  3. Explain the building design and operation requirements needed for the respective laboratories with different biosafety levels.
  4. Apply the engineering controls to maintain proper ventilation systems in medical laboratories

Course Outline

  1. Biosafety Cabinets: Basic Concepts
  2. Biosafety Cabinets: Engineering Controls
  3. Building Design and Operation
  4. Ventilation and Hepa Filters

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours


Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.