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bi·o·safe·ty

(b-ī'ō-saf'tē),
Safety measures applied to the handling of biologic materials or organisms with a known potential to cause disease in humans. Current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are to follow universal precautions, that is, to treat all human samples of blood and body fluid as infectious.

biosafety

(bī′ō-sāf′tē)
n.
The set of measures taken to ensure the safe handling of biohazardous materials, such as pathogens, biological contaminants, and genetically modified organisms, especially to prevent their accidental spread beyond a laboratory or research facility.

biosafety

a system for the safe handling of toxic and dangerous biological and chemical substances. Guidance in biosafety is offered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Any activity intended to safeguard a population from the untoward effects of potentially infectious biological materials or infectious agents, and minimize their environmental impact

bi·o·safe·ty

(bī'ō-sāf'tē)
Safety measures applied to the handling of biologic materials or organisms with a known potential to cause disease in humans.

biosafety

the safe handling of biological materials, particularly infectious agents which are classified on the basis of degree of risk to humans working with them and includes definition of biosafety levels for handling such agents. Level 1: standard microbiological practices; Level 2: Level 1 plus laboratory coats, decontamination of waste, restricted access, gloves, biohazard warning signs; Level 3: Level 2 practices plus special clothing and controlled access; Level 4: Level 3 practices plus change room access where all street clothing and accessories are removed and replaced with laboratory clothing or special half or full suits with independent air supply; all waste is decontaminated and personnel shower on exit.
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The Biosafety Level 3 laboratories have stricter requirements.
Questions regarding laboratory biosafety procedures can be directed to the CDC Laboratory Response Network, by e-mail, lrn@cdc.
However, all of the work with virus at this titer occurred in the biosafety cabinet.
The Los Alamos researcher, knowing full well that Los Alamos (a biosafety Level 2) was not equipped to handle virulent strains of the organism, accepted the package anyway
The draft biosafety protocol is process oriented, spelling out how exporters and importers notify each other and what other steps "may" or "shall" be taken to ensure that the AIA requirement is satisfied.
He urged the participants to implement the national standards and guidelines in their blood banks to increase the blood safety through improved quality assured screening and biosafety practices.
Muhammad Iqbal Zafar and held meeting with Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
brief overview of the development of the current biosafety practice
The committee called on UAF Vice-Chancellor Prof Muhammad Iqbal Zafar and held meeting with Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
Its the largest Class II Biosafety cabinet ever built by AES Environmental, an Australian manufacturer specialising in filtration, pollution control and critical containment.
7 June 2017 - Maryland, US-based Chesapeake IRB, an institutional review board serving the clinical research industry, has acquired Maryland, US-based institutional biosafety services company Institutional Biosafety Corp.
Biosafety cabinets are staples in modern laboratories, and one organization works to continually set and update basic requirements for their design, performance, operation and cleanability--that organization is NSF International (formerly the National Sanitation Foundation).