Biosafety Sharing: Findings of the US-CDC Laboratory Safety SurveyA laboratory safety culture survey was conducted at the US-CDC, in response to the series of recent laboratory incidents. The survey has identified the following important aspects for laboratory safety and security:1. Leadership commitment;2. Culture of shared responsibility and accountability;3. Proper risk assessment on all work involving pathogenic organisms and biological toxins;4. Laboratory safety training.More details are available at: http://www.cdc.gov/about/pdf/lab-safety/acd-lab-safety-recommendations-2015-01-16.pdf
Update on the Burkholderia pseudomallei Incident at the U.S. High-Security BSL-3 LaboratoryInvestigation suggested that lapses incurred in the use of personal protective equipment could have led to the bacteria getting out of the research laboratory to the breeding colony where the monkeys were resided and/or to the clinic where routine examinations and treatments were administered. For more details, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/s0313-burkholderia-pseudomallei.html
Sharing of Biosafety Incident: Possible Release of Burkholderia pseudomallei from a U.S. High-Security BSL-3 Laboratory.For more details, please click here.
The BATA List of Biological Agents and Toxins had been updated.List of Biological Agents and Toxins (pdf)