Personal Protective Equipment General Biosafety Part 1 General Biosafety Part 2
What is PPE?
This is worn by personnel to protect from a potential exposure Includes protective gloves, lab coats, masks, goggles and face shields.
What is risk assessment?
A process to identify the hazards of an agent providing guidance for the various safeguards used to prevent exposures.
What is Risk Group 1?
What is the Risk Group associated with agents that do not generally cause disease in healthy adult humans?
What are gloves?
This is the most commonly used type of personal protective equipment.
What is Biosafety?
The application of knowledge, techniques and other safeguards to reduce potential exposures to infectious agents or other biohazards.
What is one of the following- Ingestion, splash in eyes, absorption through skin, needle stick, or inhalation of aerosols?
Name one potential route of exposure.
What are lab coat, gloves and eye protection?
These three items of Personal protective equipment are generally worn at BSL-2
What is a Biohazard?
An agent of biological origin that has the capacity to produce deleterious effects on humans. (e.g. Bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxins)
What is a Biological Safety Cabinets (BSC)?
This common piece of laboratory equipment is used when working with biological agents when there is a risk of aerosolization to provide containment and protection.
What is contaminated?
Areas of PPE that have or are likely to have been in contact with infectious materials, or environmental surfaces where the infectious organism may reside.
What are Biosafety Containment Levels?
Describes the safe methods, facilities and equipment for managing/handling infectious materials. Typically abbreviated as BSL-1 to BSL-4
What is a sharps container?
Needles, contaminated broken glass or other sharps should be placed into this for disposal.


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