Training is critical to ensure safety for personnel listed on IBC approved protocols.  Training is intended to provide the understanding, technical knowledge, and tools that improve laboratory safety practices.

The Principal Investigator is responsible for ensuring that all personnel listed on an IBC approved protocol receive the proper training in biohazard use and lab safety. The table below outlines the required and recommended trainings for personnel listed on IBC protocols. 

If you have any questions, please contact biosafety@nku.edu or pointsa1@nku.edu. 


 

Course

Who needs it?

Frequency

Format

Requirement

Specific Instructions

NKU Biosafety Training

All personnel listed on a protocol submitted to the IBC

Prior to initial BAR submission

MSDSonline

Required

Contact Audra Points (pointsa1@nku.edu) to register and for additional instructions

NKU Biosafety Training Refresher

All personnel listed on a protocol submitted to the IBC

Every 3 years after initial Biosafety Training

MSDSonline

Required

Contact Audra Points (pointsa1@nku.edu) to register and for additional instructions

Classroom Training

All personnel listed on a protocol submitted to the IBC

Before beginning IBC research

Department of Biological Sciences Safety Binder found in each classroom/lab

Required, Department Specific

Department-specific

Classroom Training

All personnel listed on a protocol submitted to the IBC

Before beginning IBC research

Department of Chemistry

Required, Department Specific

Department-specific

Review of NKU IBC Internal Regulations and Procedures

All personnel listed on a protocol submitted to the IBC

Before beginning IBC research

NKU IBC Website

Required

 

NIH Guidelines

PIs who perform recombinant studies and/or synthetic nucleic acids

One - time, before beginning IBC research

Online – CITI training

Recommended

 

Bloodborne Pathogen

All personnel who may be exposed to materials potentially containing human pathogens

Prior to submitting the BAR application and annually, study dependent

MSDSonline

Study dependent

Contact Audra Points (pointsa1@nku.edu) to register and for additional instructions. Training may also be completed through faculty or department

Hazardous Waste Training

All personnel working in labs where chemicals are present or personnel that generate hazardous waste

Annually, study dependent

MSDSonline

Study dependent

Contact Audra Points (pointsa1@nku.edu) to register and for additional instructions