Basic Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) Training (BBP Training for Laboratory Personnel)


This training is also called Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Laboratory Personnel. Learn more about Bloodborne Pathogens training types.

Who should take this training?

This training is designed for students, staff, and faculty who work in a teaching or research laboratory setting and handle human source materials, including blood, other potentially infectious materials, and cell lines. Research and teaching activities using these materials must be part of an approved IBC registration, and personnel who will perform the work must receive this training before they can be added to the registration and before they start doing the work. More information about the requirement to take this training can be found in the IBC policy about training.

Training Description

This training is composed of three required elements

  • An interactive video-based training that provides an introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard. There are questions embedded in this module to check your understanding of the material.
  • A training module that covers an overview of the NIH Guidelines as well as biosafety as it relates to Biosafety Level 2 and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard. Topics include risk assessments, hazards of agents, exposure routes, PPE, engineering controls, decontamination, spill response, exposure response, training requirements, and lab responsibilities. This module also supplements the above video by providing specific information related to working at Tufts, typical examples of you may encounter an exposure to BBP, how to avoid exposures, and what to do if you have an exposure to BBP while working. This module also has embedded checkpoint questions throughout the presentation. You must complete the entire module to ensure that all questions have been answered.
  • A link to the online Hepatitis B Vaccine Acknowledgement Form. Clicking the link will bring you to an online survey form. You may choose to accept or decline the Hepatitis B vaccine. Each employee who has risk of exposure to BBP must fill out this form to submit their choice.

This is an online training that can be accessed via the Tufts Learning Center. It must be renewed annually (within 365 days).

Regulatory Guidance & Support

For help understanding your requirements contact the Biosafety Office or visit their training page.

Biosafety Training Guidance