At the end of the day, you never want to assume that your facility’s biosafety practices are up to par; you want to know, without a doubt, that they are comprehensive and effective. Biosafety training ensures that you and your team (or whoever else is involved) are properly handling infectious organisms and hazardous biological materials. This not only keeps those working in the lab safe, it also protects anyone else that comes in contact.
Biosafety also helps you understand and implement risk management that is unique to your facility. With risk management, you are in charge of deciding the best way to move forward while minimizing the occurrence of unforeseen problems. Basically, risk management is a proactive measure that drives proper containment.
Regardless of the containment level, whether that be a BSL-1 or BSL-4, biosafety training is considered a best practice for anyone involved.