Biosafety is a collective term used for safety measures applied to handling of biological materials or organisms with a known potential to cause diseases in humans.
In today’s world more & more research is being taken up for use of biological organisms to combat various diseases. Additionally, countries are working on biological agents which can cause harm to human beings as weapon. It is important biocontainment measures and measures to combat biohazards and bio-disasters are well understood for the safety of human beings.
The webinar will take the participant through the basics of biosafety and then discuss the various measures for bio-containment and biosafety with an aim to familiarise participants on what care needs to be taken in a facility and choice of equipment to ensure that biohazards and bio-disasters can be prevented.
On completion of the Webinar, the participants will be able to:
i) understand the classification of the various biosafety levels
ii) understand the risk assessment process to be carried out during a facility design
iii) understand the containment measures
iv) understand the facility design requirements
v) understand the criteria for choosing the Biosafety cabinets for a workplace
vi) understand the criteria for choosing the Personnel Protective Equipment for a workplace