Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Laboratory Safety - Beyond Bloodborne Pathogens and Chemical Hygiene 5.20.21
Ethical standards and responsible practices are the context for successful scientific research. At any step in the research process, you may need to address ethical issues in a thoughtful, responsible manner. The CTSI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Center serves is a resource for researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.
Do you know when you should use a chemical fume hood vs a biosafety cabinet? Are you confident that your chemicals are appropriately separated and stored? Do you feel confident listing the biological, chemical, physical and other hazards present in your research laboratory and identifying the measures used to mitigate risks associated with these hazards? This session will use case studies to point out key differences between risk assessment for hazards in research laboratories and non-laboratory environments. We will discuss EH&S resources available to assist you in assessing risk and developing safe research plans. We will also review answers to common questions and observations made during EH&S laboratory safety surveys and training sessions.
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses
Presented by Molly S. Stitt-Fischer, PhD, CPH, CBSP, SM(NRCM), University Biosafety Officer and Alternate Responsible Official for Select Agents, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, University of Pittsburgh
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 Attendance