University Biological Safety Workshop 8th December 2021

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University Biological Safety Workshop

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    This is a 1-day workshop for all TCD staff and postgraduate research students working with biological agents.

    A biological agent is a micro-organism, including those which have been genetically modified, a cell culture or a human endoparasite, which may be able to provoke any infection, allergy or toxicity.

    Under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 2013, all persons working with biological agents are required to have adequate safety instruction training and information.

    The workshop includes:

    • Biological Agents – Legislation and Guidance

    • TCD Biological Safety Policies – Risk Assessment

    • GMO – Legislation and Safety

    • Working Safely in a Biological Safety Cabinets

    • Blood culture safety.

    • Biological Waste Management

    • Decontamination Procedures

    • Laboratory Safety advices.

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