12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Past Event

Event Description

When Ebola entered the United States in 2014, healthcare workers were faced with the very real threat of a deadly disease presenting itself anywhere at any time. This revealed the importance of needing to be prepared and ready to respond. Laboratory professionals have since been tasked with performing a risk assessment in an effort to protect themselves and their communities from laboratory-associated infections.

Event Objectives

  • Identify educational and other resources available through the OneLab Network    
  • Apply a general overview of the risk assessment process
  • Recognize hazards inherent in the laboratory environment
  • Describe biosafety controls that can help to mitigate risk
  • List resources that staff can use to guide the risk assessment process in their environment 

Continuing Education

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. 
  • This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours. P.A.C.E.® Course #: 288-303-24
  • Instructions for obtaining P.A.C.E.® credit through CDC REACH will be provided during and following the webinar.

Event Media

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1 Hour

Event Speakers


Crystal Fortune, MPH, MLS (ASCP)CM RBP (ABSA)

Biosafety and Outreach Specialist, Montana Public Health Laboratory