Workshop Series on Personnel Reliability – Islamabad – November 4 to 5 2022

Workshop Series on Personnel Reliability – Islamabad – November 4 to 5 2022

Pakistan Biological Safety Association (PBSA) in collaboration with CHROME Biorisk Consulting, COMSTECH Islamabad, and Fogarty International Center (FIC) National Institutes of Health (NIH) US conducted a two day  “Personnel Reliability” Workshop  On November 4 to 5 2022 at COMSTECH Islamabad. This was the first in a workshop series.

Purpose of Workshop

Insider threats from those working in laboratories represent one of the highest biosecurity threats, particularly in laboratories handling high consequence pathogens or dangerous biological materials, and using enabling technologies and equipment. PBSA hosted a 2-day training session that emphasized that personnel reliability is a critical process for laboratories handling high consequence pathogens to ensure both the security and safety of their staff and colleagues. Exercises drew on participants’ real-life experiences and knowledge to demonstrate that personnel reliability creates value by improving the quality of research and scientific reputation.

Islamabad

The facilitator for the workshop was Tim Trevan, Co-founder CHROME Biorisk Consulting.

Participating institutions during the workshop were as follows:

  • National Agriculture Research Council, Islamabad
  • COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus
  • Khyber Medical University Peshawar
  • Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
  • Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan
  • National Institutes of Health Pakistan

 

 

 

Keeping in view the struggle of PBSA, 6 participants joined the cause as lifetime members.

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