September is National Biosafety Stewardship Month


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has declared September “National Biosafety Stewardship Month,” according at a notice issued 27 August. The announcement came a week after the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy ordered all federal labs dealing with infectious agents to check and, if necessary, strengthen safety procedures, as reported at Insider.

The NIH-declared biosafety month offers an opportunity for all the agency’s labs to reinforce their safety practices, policies, and training in order “to optimize further biosafety oversight,” and “to strengthen [their] partnership[s] with [their] investigator communit[ies] to achieve shared biosafety goals,” it continues. 

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