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Office of Research Integrity

IBC Education & Training

1) OSHA (CATTS) Online training

This training is required for for all MUSC employees, whether or not working with recombinant DNA, microorganisms, or biological toxins.

  • Go to  (NetID required)
  • Complete (if not already done so) the following 4 modules:
    • Blood borne Pathogens
    • Fire ans Life Safety Training
    • Hazard Communication
    • Personal Protective Equipment

2) MUSC Biosafety training modules

  • Training Modules can be viewed and listed to in iTunes.
  1. Install iTunes on your computer (if you don't have it already installed)
  2. Go to
  3. Log in with your NetID
  4. Then come back here and click on this hyperlink: Biosafety Modules


  • Training Modules can be viewed as PowerPoint Slides:  

Introduction to Biosafety Training at MUSC 

Unit 1: The role and responsibilities of the PI with respect to Biosafety and Animals at MUSC

Unit 2: Principles of Biosafety as they relate to the safe conduct of science requiring the use of biohazardous materials at MUSC

Unit 3: How to determine the relative biosafety risk associated with a planned experiment.

Unit 4: Specific Requirements for Biosafety Levels 1 to 3: PPE, Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs) and the risks associated with centrifugation.

Unit 5:Biohazardous Spills

Unit 6:Requirements for the biannual inspection

Unit 7: Working with Biohazardous materials: The role of the PI in informing the laboratorian(s) of potential hazards in the workplace.

Unit 8: Risk Assessment of viral vectors

Unit 9: Risk Assessment of Adenoviral vectors

Unit 10: Risk Assessment of Retroviral vectors

Unit 11: Risk Assessment of Biological Toxins

MUSC Biosafety Officer (BSO) Training Materials

Office of Risk Management/Biosafety

Other Education and Training