ABSA – American Biological Safety Association

American Biological Safety Association

American Biological Safety Association

ABSA – American Biological Safety Association
ABSA International (ABSA) was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world. The Association’s goals are to provide a professional association that represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biosafety information.

The ABSA Association was founded to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world.

About ABSA

Who We Are

ABSA International (ABSA) was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world. Its goals are to provide a professional association that represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biosafety information.

ABSA International accomplishes these goals by:

  • publishing and distributing a quarterly journal, Applied Biosafety and a number of other biosafety publications,
  • conducting an annual Biological Safety Conference to keep members informed of current biosafety issues and regulatory initiatives. The conference is preceded by a selection of biosafety courses geared at the beginner and advanced levels,
  • producing an annual membership directory to stimulate networking.

Core Purpose

ABSA International is dedicated to promoting and expanding biological safety expertise.

Core Organizational Values

  • Leadership for the profession
  • Collaboration and community
  • Promotion of biosafety as a scientific discipline
  • Absolute integrity
  • High standards of excellence

Ethics Statement

Members of ABSA International (ABSA) are expected to conduct themselves in an ethical manner as they practice their profession. ABSA members should:

  • Maintain personal integrity and act responsibly to uphold the integrity of the profession.
  • Avoid situations, and actively work to prevent occurrences presenting a conflict of interest or that will compromise professional judgement.
  • Provide biological safety services only in areas of competence.
  • Follow recognized biological safety guidelines and standards as set forth by established professional groups or local, state and federal governmental agencies, centers, or institutes, in performing work in biological safety.
  • Provide information regarding potential risks to employee or environmental health and precautions needed to avoid adverse effects.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding services provided.
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