Biosafety Committee:

The URI Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) provides comprehensive training for personnel conducting Biological Research. This training covers biosafety guidelines followed at URI, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA)’s Bloodborne Pathogen Program, disinfection and waste disposal procedures, and the use of biological safety cabinets.

For staff or students new to URI, the first training must be completed during an in-person session offered by URI EH&S.  Annual refresher training can be completed on the CITI program.

  • For information about in-person training courses, visit the University of Rhode Island’s Environmental Health and Safety Training Schedule
  • CITI biosafety training courses available include: Training for Investigators, Staff, and Students Handling Biohazards, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, Shipping and Transport of Biological Materials, and Animal Biosafety. To access the courses, first create a free account with CITI, affiliate with the University of Rhode Island as part of the account set-up, then select the course(s) you wish to complete. For more information on how to navigate the CITI website, please refer to the URI CITI Guidance.