BSL-3 Training for UW

4 hours
Enrollment in the UW BSL-3 Program
Course Cost: 
Course mode: 
Instructor-led classroom

Intended Audience

This course is required for University personnel who work in Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratories at the UW. It utilizes classroom courses, scenarios, and hands-on demonstrations to reinforce the concepts of safe work practices including proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the importance of personal protection. The training is scheduled as needed and is suitable for all BSL-3 research staff, facility managers and biosafety officers.

Training is required initially, and retraining is required annually for UW faculty and staff enrolled in the UW BSL-3 Program.


This course teaches BSL-3 biosafety principles and practices, roles and responsibilities, risk assessments, BSL-3 facility operations and management, BSL-3 laboratory practices, biosafety cabinet practices and procedures, donning and doffing PPE, waste management requirements, occupational health requirements, emergency/incident response procedures, and safety and security procedures.

Accommodations and language services

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them.

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at
  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services.
  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at


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