ABSA International Blog
David Gillum, President-Elect of ABSA International Arizona State University April 8, 2019 “A scientist discovers that which exists; an engineer creates that which never was.” –Theodore von Karmen “It's never too late - in fiction or in life - [...]
ABSA International’s 1st Biosecurity Symposium biosecuritysymposium.org When: May 12-15, 2020 Where: Minneapolis, MN Why is ABSA getting involved in holding this symposium and creating a credential? ABSA International is “The Association for Biosafety and Biosecurity.” As science becomes more interdisciplinary, [...]
Environmental Health and Safety has launched the Eye Promise campaign to raise awareness for wearing appropriate eye protection. The campaign asks university students, faculty and staff to promise to wear their safety glasses whenever they are in areas working with hazardous [...]
Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Exposure to Clinical and Teaching Microbiology Laboratories
In a CDC Investigation notice posted on July 19, 2017, it was reported that there was another multi-state outbreak linked to clinical, commercial and college microbiology teaching laboratories. Twenty-four people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium were reported from 16 states. Six ill people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.
Earn CM points!
If you are seeking a resourceful and rewarding way to earn credentialing maintenance (CM) points, how about posting to the ABSA International Blog.
The blog post must provide a summary (150-180 words) of a current topic in biosafety, biosecurity, or relative topic that would be of interest to the ABSA membership. The website link for the source information must be included at the end of the blog post. Preparation for a blog post may take 30-60 minutes.
An ABSA member or a person sponsored by an ABSA Member, can earn 0.125 CM points for authoring each blog post. In a 5-year certification cycle, an individual may earn up to 1.0 CM point for up to 8 blog posts during the cycle. In addition to the benefit of earning CM points, this is a great way to share current, important information and educate others through the ABSA International Blog.
ABSA International Inclusion Statement
In alignment with our core organizational values, ABSA International (ABSA) encourages positive connections between biosafety professionals, scientists, governmental/nongovernmental organizations, and the public. It is our organization’s policy to administer all activities without discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital/familial status, and veteran status. These practices extend to all aspects of ABSA’s activities and to all roles within the association (e.g., member, ambassador, employee, mentor, sponsor, and vendor).