10.9 Training and Record Keeping

All individuals with access approval from the HHS Secretary to work with select agents and toxins must complete a comprehensive training program before full laboratory access is granted.  Training is provided by the Facility Director and Laboratory Manager and EHS.  Individuals are required to: read and understand the biosafety, security and emergency response plans, demonstrate good microbiological techniques in the laboratory, practice donning and doffing PPE and complete all appropriate training courses.  Annual refresher training is provided and a record of the training completed by each individual is maintained by the Laboratory Manager.