Category Archives: Biosecurity ICTS-RLASB

Viral comments (38): Biosafety will be sustainable and proportionate or it will not prevail

For almost three decades (the first edition of LBM, Laboratory Biosafety Manual of the World Health Organization, WHO, is from 1983) Biosafety has been implanted, stumbling in some cases, in different countries of different continents. Biosafety grouped and groups together a set of techniques and procedures that seek to control exposure to pathogens, protecting the laboratorial workforce, but also the community that surrounds them, in the face of involuntary or accidental releases.

IRTA-CReSA collaborates with the Course on Biosafety and Biocontainment strategies, from the UAB

The latest edition of the Postgraduate Course in Biosafety and Biocontainment strategies, which took place on the campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), between October the 3th and 7th has included the collaboration, as in previous editions, of IRTA-CReSA staff. This fifth edition definitely consolidates this “veteran” graduate course in biosafety and biocontainment as a benchmark for training in biosafety and biocontainment in Spain, as it has been fully booked and has left some applicants on the waiting list for the next edition. It is a symptom of the growing interest that these issues have among students, or those people simply interested in the various life sciences fields.

Viral comments (20): CReSA is an ICTS? And what is an ICTS?

Science can be done with a few resources but good ideas, better questions and a lot of brains. But much of modern science requires big infrastructures … and a lots of brains to use them.

Viral comments (17): Biosafety in Europe; harmonizing and leaving a Catalonian mark

The last viral emergences with impact in the mass media (Ebola, MERS – Coronavirus, Chikungunya) has been nurturing the need of a good practice in the design, use, maintenance of laboratories or facilities where it is manipulated pathogens with high riskiness and with severe consequences in case of its involuntary or malicious liberation. Therefore the importance to develop continuous training in this field.

II. Labor Accidents: It shouldn’t be attributed to “bad luck”

How we are saying in the previous post… Business leaders and workers have the general idea that the major causes for accidents are the result mostly of overconfidence, carelessness, bad luck … But, what does the experts think?

Labour Accidents: It shouldn’t be attributed to “bad luck”

The unwanted events (UWE) are a constant in our lives. A very common example could be that moment when we run to catch a bus and, just when we will reach it, the doors closes and the bus starts…

Virulent comments (3): AEBioS. Do we associate in order to deal with biosecurity issues?

In March2011, anew association of professionals was set in motion inSpain. We are talking about the Asociación Española de BioSeguridad (AEBioS, by its acronym in Spanish).