ABSA Alliances

AALAS - The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) is the premier forum for the exchange of information and expertise in the care and use of laboratory animals. They are dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals and the quality research that leads to scientific gains that benefit people and animals.
ABSA Liaison: Jeff Owens

AIHA - American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the premier association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA's 11, 800 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. The association works in conjunction with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene to promote certification of industrial hygienists.
ABSA Liaison: Phil Hauch

APIC - The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is a multi-disciplinary international organization with over 10,000 members. Its purpose is to influence, support, and improve the quality of healthcare through the practice and management of infection control and the application of epidemiology in all health settings.

ASM - American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is an organization of over 42,000 members from the US and abroad involved in microbiological sciences. It sponsors scientific conferences in a number of areas and has extensive scientific journals and publications.

CSHEMA - Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) provides information sharing opportunities, continuing education, and professional fellowship to people with environmental health and safety responsibilities in the education and research communities.
ABSA Liaison: Patricia Olinger

The Department of Energy (DOE)
ABSA Liaison: Francisco Roberto

DOS
ABSA Liaison: Ren Salerno

Emory University
ABSA Liaison: Patricia Olinger

EPA - Environmental Protection Agency works to develop and enforce regulations that implement environmental laws enacted by Congress. EPA is responsible for researching and setting national standards for a variety of environmental programs. It assesses environmental conditions and attempts to identify, understand, and solve current and future environmental problems.
ABSA Liaison: Joe Kozlovac

E. R. Griffin Foundation (an ABSA Principal Partner) - The Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the support of professional scientific and educational organizations that endeavor toward the common good of humankind. This includes, but is not limited to, supporting research that aims at the solution of human health and societal problems and supporting worker safety training in dealing with non-human primates and other animal subjects.
ABSA Liaison: Elizabeth Gilman Duane

FBI
ABSA Liaison: James Klenner

OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) assures the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. (more information)
ABSA Liaison: Barbara Owen and Brian Petuch

SNL IBTR - Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is a multidisciplinary technical organization that conducts science and engineering research and development in support of US national security and serves as a technical advisor to the US Government. SNL's International Biological Threat Reduction (IBTR) program works domestically and internationally to prevent and mitigate biological risks caused by highly infectious disease agents. It is committed to advancing laboratory biosafety and biosecurity internationally. (more information)
ABSA Liaison: Jennifer Gaudioso

UN - The United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport Of Dangerous Goods develops "model regulations" that each country and regulators for each mode of transport uses to develop consistency in the global transport of dangerous goods. ABSA serves as an Observer on this Sub-Committee ands is able to provide technical input on issues related to the shipment of biohazardous and potentially biohazardous materials. (more information)
ABSA Liaison: Mary Cipriano

USDA - U. S. Department of Agriculture leads national programs related to food, agriculture, and natural resource management. The USDA is a research leader in everything from human nutrition to new crop technologies that allow us to grow more food and fiber using less water and pesticides. The USDA is responsible for the safety of meat, poultry and egg products, and helps ensure open markets for U.S. agricultural products. The USDA brings housing, modern telecommunications, and safe drinking water to rural America. It also leads the Federal anti-hunger effort with the Food Stamp, School Lunch, School Breakfast and WIC Programs in addition to providing food aid for needy people overseas.
ABSA Liaison: Robert Heckert

WHO - The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations specialized agency for health. WHO's objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. WHO is governed by 192 Member States through the World Health Assembly.
ABSA Liaison: Stefan Wagener


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