Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety
Volume 2, Issue 1, May 2016, Pages 29–31
ISSN 2411-3174 (print version) ISSN 2411-0388 (online version)
FUNDAMENTAL OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS OF BIOSAFETY COMMISSIONS IN THE ORGANIZATIONS WHICH WORK WITH PATHOGENIC AGENTS
Danilova I. S.
National Scientific Center «Institute of Experimental and Clinical Veterinary Medicine», Kharkiv, Ukraine, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Citation for print version: Danilova, I. S. (2016) ‘Fundamental obligations and rights of Biosafety Commissions in the organizations which work with pathogenic agents’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety, 2(1), pp. 29–31.
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Citation for online version: Danilova, I. S. (2016) ‘Fundamental obligations and rights of Biosafety Commissions in the organizations which work with pathogenic agents’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety. [Online] 2(1), pp. 29–31. Available at: http://jvmbbs.kharkov.ua/archive/2016/volume2/issue1/oJVMBBS_2016021_029-031.pdf
Summary. Biosafety is the system of preventing large-scale losses for the living systems directed on the maintenance of ecological balance and human health. The pathogenic microorganisms and products of their vital functions which are agents of infectious diseases regardless of their origin and the methods of their receipt are the basic sources of biological danger for the population, animals, plants and the environment. Each institution should develop its own biosafety programs for the following purposes: - minimization of the negative influence of biohazards; - prevention of the dangerous biological materials releasing; - protecting of the experimental samples. In each institution, the main points of the control over the compliance with the biosafety and biosecurity systems should be necessarily assigned to the Regime Commission or Biosafety Commission. Based on this, each institution that works with the microorganisms of II–IV pathogenicity groups should have its regulations on the Regime Commission about the monitoring compliance with biosafety and biosecurity regimes when working with pathogenic microorganisms. It is noted that the provisions should include 3 sections: general provisions, obligations, and the rights of Regime Commission. This article determines the basic provisions, rights, and responsibilities of the regime commissions from different departments. The main principles and approaches of ‘Regulations on the Policy Commission on monitoring compliance with biosafety and biosecurity regime when working with pathogenic microorganisms’ are also shown in this article.
Keywords: biosafety, veterinary medicine, laboratory, regime commission, pathogenic agents
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