Happy New Year 2016! With a new year comes the time to renew your MABioN Membership. We have set up a new Subscription model for dues this year and you will receive an automatic reminder every year going forward when your dues are due on 1/1 of each year. We have also changed our membership…
The Department of Comparative Medicine at St. Louis University has an immediate opening for a Biohazard Coordinator.
The Office of Environmental Health & Safety at Washington University in St. Louis has an immediate opening for an Associate Biological & Chemical Safety Officer.
During the Annual MABioN symposium, the topic of all of the negative press that biosafety has been subject to in the past 6 months. Reacting to what we perceive as negative reports in the press in a defensive manner does nothing to improve the image of Biosafety in the public's mind. In fact, it can make us look guilty if we act defensive when challenged. As biosafety professionals we know the good that we do and how much our efforts make a difference, it is time for the biosafety community to go on the offensive and start marketing our profession in a positive manner.
Recently one of our members contacted NSF to inquire about the requirement for alarms on canopies attached to recirculating Biosafety Cabinets. We wanted to post this so members are aware of this coming requirement and can inform your administration, certifiers and other relevant personnel, in preparation for compliance with this requirement.