This course provides an in-depth look at the components of the risk management process used to determine appropriate biosafety levels for clinical and research laboratories. This course describes the duties of the laboratory director, as well as pertinent regulations regarding transportation and importation of agents and vectors capable of causing human disease. This course also provides the definition and purpose of laboratory biosecurity and associated components as well as an overview of facility and biosafety level requirements for research laboratories dealing with infectious disease activities using live animals. The course expands on materials presented in Laboratory Safety ? Biohazards Part 1: Understanding Risk.