BSL-3 Training for UW

Course mode: 

This comprehensive training program is designed to prepare individuals to work safely 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. Some of the topics covered are:

    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
    Occupational health
    Emergency/incident response
    Safety and security procedures

The training is scheduled as needed and is suitable for all BSL-3 research staff, facility managers and biosafety officers.

Access codes for registration are provided to program participants. If you need a code to register, email the UW Select Agent Program.

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  

Intended Audience 

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


Select Agent Program Contact

(206) 221-7770