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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.


(Agriculture) the precautions taken to control the cultivation and distribution of genetically modified crops and products


(ˌbaɪ oʊˈseɪf ti)

the maintenance of safe conditions in biological research to prevent harm to workers, nonlaboratory organisms, or the environment.
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Noun1.biosafety - safety from exposure to infectious agents
safety - the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions; "insure the safety of the children"; "the reciprocal of safety is risk"
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They cover biosafety, chemical hazards, radioactive materials hazards, infections and biocides associated with biosafety and healthcare, and waste management at the healthcare facility.
It is being organized in collaboration with American Society for Microbiology (ASM) ,, Department of Microbiology, University of Karachi , Biosafety Association of Pakistan-(BSAP) and Consortium of Scientific Societies of Pakistan (CSSP)
Biosafety hoods are not required for use in BSL-2 facilities, but appropriate PPE is necessary.
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was signed on 29 January 2000 within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
8 million facility, which will contain biosafety Level 2 and Level 3 laboratories.
In these conclusions, they specify the position that the EU will defend during the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (Bonn, May 2008).
Of the participating laboratories contacted, 80% had performed at least one procedure outside of the Class II BSC, despite the LPS written instructions outlining appropriate biosafety handling practices.
Over 50 medical, biological, and public health scientists provide a broad reference for biosafety professionals; those who teach them; and those who work with pathogenic agents in research, production, or teaching.
The patient was infected by a unique strain used in an experiment performed partly outside a biosafety cabinet.
Los Alamos is in the process of raising the walls for a biological safety Level 3 facility that will house two biosafety Level 3 labs and one biosafety Level 2 lab.
It contains documentation requirements for shipments of GMOs and establishes a Biosafety Clearing House to facilitate the exchange of information on living modified organisms and to assist countries in implementing the protocol.
After a week of negotiations in Cartagena, Colombia, delegates representing 174 nations failed to reach a consensus on the Biosafety Protocol - the first global treaty designed to safeguard the world's biodiversity from possible adverse effects of transgenic or genetically modified organisms.