NAU maintaining lab safety

Northern Arizona University’s (NAU's) biosafety and security practices have been as airtight since the lab of pathogen geneticist Paul Keim, one of the largest anthrax labs in the country, was closed by federal regulators for three months.

Occupational Zika Risks for Lab and Biomedical Researchers

Investigators from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health within the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration emphasized that there is a risk of Zika exposure for those working in the lab setting. The agencies received reports of three Zika virus exposure incidents related to occupational exposure in a lab setting during the period of heightened disease transmission around the world. 

Handbook of Applied Biosecurity for Life Science Laboratories, Farsi translation

This handbook focuses on the laboratory related activities and basic components of applied biosecurity that are relevant to all laboratory employees. The role played by laboratory managers and principal investigators in safeguarding laboratory assets and the employees under their supervision is also highlighted. This handbook provides guidance for personnel who work with infectious pathogens and toxins.

Simulated poliovirus containment breach helps countries increase biorisk safety and security

By simulating the occurrence of a containment breach in their own countries, participants could critically review and update their respective national plans for responding to such an event in a poliovirus essential facility (PEF). They could also identify potential deficiencies in their countries’ overall emergency response and contingency planning systems.

GAO-18-422: Biological Select Agents and Toxins Actions Needed to Improve Management of DOD's Biosafety and Biosecurity Program

The US Army made recommendations for improving safety and security at US Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories that handle Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT). This report is the US Government Accountability Organization (GAO) review of DOD’s actions to address the Army’s recommendations.