Laboratory facilities that handle infectious agents are categorized by the Biological Safety Level (BSL) that corresponds to the risk level of the pathogens being handled. BSL-3 Laboratories are designated for â€śindigenous or exotic agents that may cause serious or potentially lethal disease through the inhalation route of exposureâ€ť according to the Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL). It requires that laboratory personnel receives specific training in handling pathogenic and potentially lethal agents, and be supervised by scientists competent in handling infectious agents and associated procedures.
The aim of the training courses is to acquire or renew the knowledge necessary for the implementation of pathogen manipulation and good practices in a level 3 biosafety facility.
These courses are given in the form of short refresher sessions, allowing the updating of knowledge or good practices on specific points.
The proposed sessions, whose dates are announced on the web (Biocampus, IRIM and CEMIPAI websites), are either one day for the revision of a particular practice or 5 days for a more general acquisition or revision of the scientific and / or practical knowledge, such as those organized by FormationÂ CNRSÂ Entreprises, based on the facilities of the L3-CEMIPAI laboratory.
The training phase is composed of theory and practices: knowledge of technical components of our BSL-3 laboratory and BiosafetyÂ procedures. Practical demonstrations are conducted by experienced BSL-3 users. A mentor is following the new user as long as necessary. An evaluation concludes the training.
Practical sessions can be organized according to the needs and / or requests for the acquisition of new knowledge or skills.
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