Biosafety Program

The Mercer Biosafety Program is an interactive, cooperative effort among the facutly and staff serving the healthcare and natural science programs of the university.  Our collective goal is to expand biosafety awareness and technical skills in order to promote ongoing development of biomedical and other academic research work practices to reduce the potential for laboratory-acquired infections and adverse environmental impacts from infectious agents or genetically engineered materials.


The American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world.

 

The ABSA is an indispensable resource when investigating biosafety issues:

AMERICAN BIOLOGICAL SAFETY ASSOCIATION (ABSA) - HOMEPAGE

ABSA - Biosafety LINKS

ABSA - Risk Group Database

ABSA - Laboratory-Acquired Infection (LAI) Database

 

ABSA TRAINING RESOURCES:

ABSA - Basic Biosafety ON-DEMAND Module 

ABSA - Training Tools & Resources

 

If you have additional questions or need further assistance, please contact the EHSO.