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Bio-safety, Bio-security and Bio-waste Management Workshop

Today a workshop on Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Bio-waste management was held at the Belize Biltmore plaza geared towards the various laboratories throughout the country. It was done to reinforce the proper procedures that lab technicians need to follow in order to safeguard the health of both patients and employees. Elena Mez, Bio Safety Officer for the Punta Gorda Lab, explains what the terms mean and how beneficial the workshop will be for Belize and is various labs throughout the country.

Elena Bez, Bio Safety Office Punta Gorda: Biosafety is like steps we take to prevent our self, the staff, the environment , visitors that access the health facilities and to prevent them from getting infected from infectious pathogens that we work with and Biosecurity is the steps as well to avoid getting those pathogens being theft or thief from insiders ,outsiders to cause potential harm to the environment and to the public as well. Bio – Waste management is the steps we take to get infectious waste, sharp waste properly disposed of. This is not the first training we have conducted ; we have conducted previous training  with different district labs .We are trying to train practically everybody that works in the health facility. Not only just med tech but medical staff on a whole and we are trying to. I know it is difficult for us because it’s a lot of work but that’s why we’re here to train, to ensure and enforce that we do the proper steps to provide any harmful steps the environment, people and community on a whole.

The workshop was sponsored by PROBITUS and UNICEF and catered towards training fifty-four technicians. This was a follow up to previous workshops done for Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Bio-waste Management.


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