In recognition of Biosafety Month, Applied Biosafety and the ILAR Journal have collaborated on a one-of-a-kind themed edition on worker safety when handling laboratory animals. Content of the ILAR Journal will be published online in October 2018 as articles become available. To further promote animal biosafety, Applied Biosafety is providing free access to Volume 23, Number 3 through October 31, 2018. Access the free issue
The ABSA conference is coming up October 12-17, 2018 at Charleston Convention Center. As usual, MABioN will be having our members meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 at lunch in Room 13. Please complete this survey if you are planning on attending the conference, luncheon, or both so we could do a head count.
For the fourth consecutive year, the NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP) has designated October as National Biosafety Month. The purpose of National Biosafety Month is to encourage institutions to refocus efforts related to biosafety and to undertake activities aimed at strengthening biosafety programs. To learn more about National Biosafety Month and the activities that OSP has planned, please view the latest “Under the Poliscope” blog "National Biosafety Month: The New Fall Classic"
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.