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TrainSafe is a behavioral-based training program for laboratory personnel, biosafety professionals, and clinical staff. We provide participants with a hands-on experience taught by veteran biosafety specialists. Course material is derived from the BMBL, focusing on Applied Biosafety. This cutting-edge curriculum has been fine-tuned, tested, and evaluated to ensure significant behavioral and cognitive development. Classes are conducted in state-of-the-art training facilities that feature a simulated BSL-3 laboratory, ambulance bay, and hospital room. When participants finish the TrainSafe course, they will be prepared for safely working in BSL-2, BSL-3, and other high-containment environments.

Course curriculum includes the following topics:

  • Review of biosafety principles
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Waste management
  • Laboratory management
  • Incident Response
  • Biosecurity
  • Biosafety cabinet use
  • Occupational Health considerations
  • Decontamination procedures
  • Donning and doffing PPE
  • Engineering controls
  • Inventory and records management
  • Select agent program overview











Michelle Wright Valderas, Ph.D.
Director, Infectious Disease Preparedness Initiatives, Southern Research

Sean Kaufman
CEO and Founding Partner at Safe Behaviors


This four-day course is offered four times a year at a cost of $2,000 per individual. All classes are held at Southern Research’s Birmingham, Alabama, location. If you are interested in taking the course, please complete the form, below, to receive more information, including a full schedule.


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