MABioN is proud to offer a webinar discussing
What’s changed in BMBL6?
Please note that the webinar has been postponed from the original date of Nov 19, 2020 to Jan 14, 2021, in anticipation of the release of BMBL6.
Presented by: Dr. Paul Meechan
Paul has served as a biosafety professional for nearly thirty years, both in the private sector as well as for the US Government. He is currently providing biosafety services for US government clients and serves as a member of the board for the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC). He most recently served as the Senior Advisor for Laboratory Safety in the Office Laboratory Science and Safety (OLSS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In that position, Paul had the responsibility for providing expert safety advice to leadership on regulatory issues that face laboratories at the CDC and served as the liaison between the OLSS and other EHS offices within CDC. He also served at the CDC Editor for the sixth edition of the NIH/CDC publication Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories. Prior to this position, Paul served as the Director of the Environment, Safety, and Health Compliance Office (ESHCO) for CDC. Paul and his staff of 87 were responsible for the health and safety of the employees, contractors and visitors at the CDC, as well as protecting the environment at and around CDC campuses. Prior to joining the CDC, he served as the Corporate Biosafety Officer at Merck and Co., Inc. from 2003 to 2010, and served as the Biosafety Officer at the Merck facility at West Point, PA from 1996 to 2003. He has also been an Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at Northern Illinois University. Paul has an undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from SUNY College at Oswego, New York (1977), a Ph.D. in Radiation Biology from the University of Rochester (1983), and a MPH in Occupational Health and Safety Management from Tulane University (2003). He also holds RBP and CBSP certifications from ABSA. He has served two terms on the ABSA Council as Secretary and one term as President, and has served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Biological Safety Association (MABSA) and the Southeast Biological Safety Association (SEBSA). He has been a member of numerous Federal task forces and committees.