Abstract submission open now for 13th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium Hosted by University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA August 7-9, 2017 Click here to submit an abstract for consideration as a presenter at the symposium. Click here to learn…
A Change in Climate Can Lead to a Better Safety Culture
Laboratory animal research presents unique hazards to worker safety. Many times, unsafe conditions are not discovered until an injury occurs. In most cases, the injury could have been prevented had someone informed the staff or safety team of an at-risk condition or a near miss. To cultivate the safety climate in animal facilities and encourage proactive rather than reactive reporting, laboratory animal resource (LAR) groups should partner with the safety, health, and environment (SHE) groups to take a behavioral-based safety (BBS) approach. A primary focus is to measure the performance of culture, rather than the absence of injury. This presentation will look at implementing BBS from both a Safety and LAR management level as well as how BBS can impact employees from all levels.
The University of Iowa Environmental Health and Safety Office is seeking an individual to serve as a Biosafety Specialist to assist in the implementation and assessment of activities related to biological safety at the University. This position will be responsible for managing the Biosafety Cabinet program, advising on corrective actions when performing laboratory audits, evaluating research projects for compliance, and may assist in the development and delivery of training programs related to biological and chemical issues.
The University of Iowa Environmental Health and Safety Office is seeking an individual to serve as a Biosafety Coordinator to assist in the implementation and assessment of activities related to biological safety at the University.