IBC Training Certification and Documentation
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) has insisted that all persons who work within an OGTR certified facility, must be trained in the use of these facilities, irrespective of whether they use Genetically Modified organisms or not. Staff, students and visitors using these facilities must complete an IBC Record of OGTR Guideline Training form.
The following information will outline:
- Who must fill out the form
- What documents must be read
- Where you can find the documents that you need to read
- What must be recorded on the form
- Who to return the form to
- The deadline for return to the Safety Co-ordinator
The Record of Training form must be filled out by:
- All research staff and/or students, who at any time work in a certified facility (all facilities, you work in, must be recorded), or where work that is rated exempt by the GTR (PC1 work) is conducted.
For the purpose of this exercise, all laboratories in the MLS building are rated at a minimum of PC1.
- Some University salaried general staff. These persons will be identified by the School Manager who will assist them to complete the form.
Documents to Read and Where To Find Them
At your induction with a member of the Safety staff, you will be advised which information you are required to read.
|Exempt PC1 & PC2 Required Reading|
1. All persons working with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) must read these two documents.
(c) OGTR "Guidelines for the Transport of GMOs" - After opening the page, scroll to the bottom and open the document link.
|1. PC1 OGTR Certified Facility||We currently have no PC1 certified laboratories. This is a containment level above PC1 as described in ASNZ 2243.3 but below PC2.|
|2. PC2 Animal Facility||This must be read if you use certified animal facilities in any part of the University, not just the School of Molecular & Biomedical Science.|
|3. PC2 Aquatic Organism Facility||This must be read if you are working with Zebrafish or in the Zebrafish Facility.|
|4. PC2 Arthropod||For laboratory workers who work in any PC2 Arthropod Facility.|
|5. PC2 Constant Temperature Room||There are two PC2 Cold Rooms (4C) and one PC2 hot room (37C) in the Molecular Life Sciences Building.|
|6. PC2 Laboratory||For laboratory workers who work in any PC2 facility.|
|7. PC2 Plant Facility||For laboratory workers who work with any genetically modified plant organisms.|
|Storage of GMOs||Including the University's Policy on the Storage of GMOs and other relevant information.|
|Certification of a Facility||All you need to know about how to apply for certification of a facility.|
|Annual Inspections||IBC and OGTR Requirements for annual inspections.|
|Facility Certification||A list of all MBS Facility Certification Numbers.|
- Open a copy of the Individual Record of OGTR Guideline Training form.
- Tick the appropriate box/s, under guidelines, for each document you have read.
- Enter your First and Last name in the appropriate boxes.
- Fill out the Date, Faculty and School (the Faculty will be Science and the School will be MBS).
- Ask your lab supervisor for the OGTR Certification ID and enter in the required field.
- Enter either Molecular Life Sciences or Medical School South in the building field, depending on where you are working.
- The Campus is North Terrace.
- "Working with GMOs?" You are considered to be working with GMOs even if you only work in a certified facility but none of your work is directly with GMOs.
- Your supervisor will be able to provide you with the relevant GMO dealing identifier and enter it into the required field.
The form must be completed and returned to the Health & Safety Officer before commencing any work in a PC facility.