Lesson Code: PSY-1221. This e-Lesson is aimed at personnel who require an overview of the hazards associated with different classes of microorganisms and the precautions that must be taken in activities such as media preparation, handling and transport of cultures, autoclaving, and disposal of waste.

  • Category: Health and Safety - Microbiology Lab


After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

  • List and describe the four different classes of microorganisms
  • Explain how each class of microorganism should be handled
  • Explain the handling of live cultures in the microbiology laboratory
  • State the rules to follow when dispatching cultures
  • Describe how waste is disposed of in a microbiology laboratory
  • Explain the safety hazards associated with disinfectants and cleaning agents
  • List and describe the hazards associated with media preparation

KEYWORDS: Class Numbers, Classification, Culturing Techniques, Disinfecting, Dispatching, Disposal, Media Preparation, Microorganisms, Sample Analysis