FRaBSA will be having a Virtual Summer Meeting in WebEx webinar format on Aug 21, 2020. Topics presented include: TSS N95 Decon System, Greenhouse Design, Greenhouse Operations and Biosafety, and Contact Tracing Roundtable. For more details and RSVP, please visit https://frabsa.org/
The results are in and the MABioN Executive Council for 2020-2022 is as follows: President: (Biosafety Specialist @ Iowa State University) President-Elect: Andrea D. Hall, PhD, SM(NRCM), CBSP (Biological Safety Officer, Director @ Northwestern University) Secretary: Kara Sarchet, PhD (Assistant Biological Safety Officer @ Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)) Treasurer: Anne Dombroski-Brokman, M.S., RBP (Biosafety Specialist @ Iowa State University) Councilor-At-Large: Allen Helm, PhD, CBSP, RBP (Biosafety Officer @ University of Chicago) Councilor-At-Large: Travis McCarthy, PhD, RBP (Facility Manager, Lead Biosafety Professional @ University of Missouri Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research) Councilor-At-Large: Dan Hammersley, ASP (Laboratory Safety Officer @ Public Health Laboratory, Minnesota Department of Health) Past-President: Brandy Nelson, MS, CBSP, SM(NRCM) (Biosafety Officer @ University of Kentucky)
Because it’s now more important than ever, the 16th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium will still be held, just not in-person and not August 3-5, 2020 in Ann Arbor, MI. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our annual Biosafety Symposium will be held remotely through our GoToWebinar platform. You can still participate, present, and attend – and get CM points from ABSA – but you can do it from home or office.
Happy 2020! MABioN website sent out automatic notifications for membership renewal to all members last night. I am sure many of you can't wait to pay for the membership fee! Due to the system change last year, there may be some confusion between the "Subscription" and "Membership" tabs in your account page. Please follow the procedure below for membership renewal.
Mark your calendar: 2019 ABSA Conference MABioN Luncheon: Nov 19, 2019 noon in East Meeting Room L
Hope to see you there!
ABSA International will continue to provide a discounted conference registration rate to those affiliate members who are not ABSA members. The discount falls between the member and non-member rate. Those interested in the discount will either need to fax/scan or call the ABSA Office and identify their affiliate to receive the discount. If you have any questions, please contact the ABSA Office.
The Chemical Safety Officer for the Office of Research Safety is responsible for providing input into University-wide chemical safety standards, policies, and procedures as a key member of the research safety community in addition to providing input on the allocation of roles and responsibilities for chemical hygiene between the Office of Research Safety, Environmental Health and Safety (Hyde Park campus and the UC Medical Center), the divisional Laboratory Safety Specialists and laboratory research teams. The Chemical Safety Officer is responsible for managing and providing technical guidance, training, and inspective/risk analysis of the University of Chicago’s Chemical Hygiene Plan to ensure a safe environment in which to facilitate research and the pursuit of academic excellence. Chemical Safety includes the delivery of chemical hygiene services to all facilities involved in research for both laboratories and lab support areas. The Chemical Safety Officer reports to the Associate Vice-President of the Office of Research Safety.
The University of Michigan is currently seeking qualified applicants for an entry level EHS Safety Specialist (Research Health & Safety). This is a professional health and safety position focused on biological safety services with the additional responsibility for research laboratory safety. The primary responsibility of this position will be to identify potential hazards, inspect facilities working with biological and chemical agents for health and safety concerns, and facilitate corrective actions and/or provide recommendations. mich.edu/job_detail/178715/ehs_rep_i_research_health_safety
2019 MABioN Biosafety Symposium
Aug 5-7, 2019 in Columbus OH
Important dates: MABioN Symposium Registration early bird: July 15; deadline: July 22
Have we met? Even if we had, it's been too long, don't you agree? Well, I really miss you. There! I've said it. Regardless of what you think, I always felt a deep intellectual connection between us and I don't want to wait any longer ~MABioN
We have decided to provide a MABioN lapel pin to all paid members starting this year. However, we need to know how you would like to get your pin. Please complete the survey in this post.