Biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratories are designed to protect individuals and the public from highly infectious and pathogenic organisms by using enhanced engineering and administrative controls. The primary hazards to the individuals who work within the laboratory or provide support to its operations involve exposure to infectious materials. The organization’s comprehensive BSL-3 program plays a key role in identifying and controlling potential risks.
The learner will be provided with practical information on the types and operations of biosafety cabinets, how BSL-3 facility operations are maintained and validated, the type of personal protective equipment required, waste management and emergency management processes used to prevent the potential spread of contamination, and the occupational health program necessary to mitigate the risk to the individuals who work in the BSL-3.
Biosafety/Biosecurity Professionals, Environmental Health and Safety Professionals, Faculty, Healthcare Providers, IT Professionals, Physical Plant Personnel, Public Safety Professionals, Research Administrators, Research Faculty and Team Members, Researchers, Students
Meet the Authors
Gabrielle Repik, MS, MHS, CBSP, CMAR, RLATG – Weill Cornell Medicine
Gabrielle is the Assistant Biosafety Manager at Weill Cornell Medicine. She has a background in managing lab animal research facilities and managing facilities working with Select Agents. While completing her graduate studies she focused on public health, infectious diseases, and microbiology.
Michelle B. Eckstein, BS,ILAM, CMAR, LVT, LATg – Weill Cornell Medicine
Ms. Eckstein provides regulatory compliance, occupational health management, and animal welfare education at Weill Cornell Medicine, the Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her previous position at the NIH involved research technical support of animal models within ABSL2 and ABSL3 containment.