Train-the-Trainer Sep 2017

Irvine, California
Monday, September 11, 2017


Train-the-Trainer Sep 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017 9:00 AM -
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

UC Irvine BSL-3 National Training Center
4600 Health Sciences Rd.
Irvine, California 92697
United States

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The Train-the-Trainer course is designed for those who have completed the 5 day laboratory training and operations & maintenance II courses and would like to be certified as a BSL-3 trainer.  The course consists of 2.5 days of the ANSI Z9.14 course as described below and an additional half day for practical proficiency demonstrations to verify that potential trainers are able to spot and point out bad safety practices and be able to explain why those practices are not recommended in a high containment laboratory environment.  To be certified as a trainer, attendees must demonstrate their knowledge and proficiency in BSL-3 practices and procedures.

The ANSI/ASSE Z9.14 Standard focuses on performance verification of engineering controls specifically related to the ventilation system features of BSL-3/ABSL-3 facilities. Z9.14 is the only guidance document that provides a methodology to verify ventilation systems in such facilities.  The standard provides a risk-based approach to reaching containment goals appropriate to the risk of the agent and the laboratory activity. This 2.5 day course will provide a complete overview of the standard as well as provide practical hands-on training on how to assemble the team, perform the test methodology, and determine the suitability of example BSL-3/ABSL-3 facilities based on risk assessment.  

Held at our National BSL-3 Training Lab with full testing functionality and equipment, this course is suitable for BSL-3 laboratory managers, biosafety professionals, facilities managers, architects, engineers and commissioning agents.

The following topics will be covered:
-    BSL-3 architectural & heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) design
-    Primary containment systems and their impact on ventilation - focus on biosafety cabinets (BSC) and animal caging systens
-    Building ventilation systems - alarms, interface with automation, and redundancies
-    Risk Assessment - pre & post validation
-    Assembling the validation team & their qualifications
-    Visual inspection of facilities
-    Testing under normal operations & during failure scenarios
-    Documentation - before & after validation

Early registration (by August 11, 2017):
Educational/academic/government institutions: $650
Corporate institutions: $850

Standard registration (after August 11, 2017):
Educational/academic/government institutions: $750
Corporate institutions: $950


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