Course Description

Please Join Us February 5-8, 2019 | Dallas, Texas

The Certified Forensic Operator® Training program is the 3.5 day hands on training program. It is the first step to becoming a GBAC Certified Forensic  Operator®.  

Course fee:  $2000

Sign up before December 15, 2018 to receive a 10% discount on the course registration fee.  

Use code: gbac10

Questions can be sent to:  [email protected]

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to Certified Forensic Operator® Training – Step 1 to becoming a Certified Forensic Operator®.
  • The Scene
  • GBAC Bio-Forensic Tiers©
  • Fundamentals of Biosafety
  • Fundamentals of Bloodborne Pathogens (fulfills annual BBP training)
  • Site Assessment/Risk Assessment
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • PPE Donning and Doffing.
  • Fundamentals of Cleaning.
  • Decontamination Strategies.
  • Validation – When is Clean Clean?
  • Equipment – ATP testers, Electrostatic Sprayers and more....
  • Waste Management.
  • Importance of Communications.
  • Technical Resources.
  • The GBAC Network.
  • LOTS of hands on experiences.
  • Field Competency Testing

Once registered you will be receiving information regarding the  location of the training and hotel options.  We look forward to meeting you in Dallas!

The GBAC Training Team

Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialists

GBAC Certified Instructors

Ms. Patricia Olinger is an Assistant Vice President in the Office of Research Administration and the Executive Director of the Environmental, Health, and Safety Office (EHSO) at Emory University. EHSO has University-wide responsibility for all aspects of Environmental, Health and Safety support, including Biosafety and EHS compliance support to Emory Healthcare. She and her team provide Biosafety support to the Emory Serious Communicable Diseases Unit, which cared for 4 Ebola patients in 2014 and a Lassa Fever patient in 2016. Prior to joining Emory in 2006, Ms. Olinger spent 21 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry, providing support to both human and animal health research developing a true OneHealth perspective.In addition, Ms. Olinger is the Elizabeth R. Griffin Foundation Director of Global Projects. In this role, Ms. Olinger has practical experience with staff and facilities in extremely low resource environments worldwide. In this role, she has facilitated the development of local leadership for assessing and enhancing capacity in both laboratory and healthcare environments. Through safe, secure, practical and sustainable ways, strengthening their Biorisk Management capacities, supporting Global Health Security.Ms. Olinger is a Registered Biosafety Professional, has supported the development of International Biorisk Management Systems from the conception of the CEN Workshop Agreement 15793:2011, is the current Deputy Convener of the ISO Working Group for the ISO International Biorisk Management deliverable ISO 35001 and a past President of the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA). She has served as a member of the External Laboratory Safety Working Group to the Director for CDC, the APLU/AAU Laboratory Safety Taskforce, a council member of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) and a former Scientific Advisory Board member of the U.S. NIH National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP).

Course curriculum