Executive Council

Barbara Owen
Merck & Co.

Laura Newton
Newton Health & Safety Associates, Inc.

Amy Ryan
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Thomas Boyle
Rowan University

Brian Eggert
Rutgers University

Marta Figueroa
NYU Langone Medical Center




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The Mid-Atlantic Biological Safety Association (MABSA) is a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary professional organization founded in 1990 for the purpose of promoting the principles of Biological Safety.

MABSA was founded to provide a professional forum for dissemination of information between individuals in this and related fields; to inform the public about the value of biological agents in research and health care, and the role they play in disease as well as in the improvement of the quality of life; to identify new biologically hazardous agents and to determine guidelines for their safe use; to promote the recognition of Biosafety as a scientific discipline.

MABSA provides a regional forum for members to interact and share information on biosafety subjects, such as new guidelines or current concerns with newly recognized agents and with new uses for new agents.
A biosafety topic of interest is presented at each of several dinner meetings held throughout the year. A day long symposium, hosted by a member, is held in the spring.

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November Meeting

November 17, 2016



5:30 p.m. Networking and Presidents’ Welcome

6:00 p.m. Before Dinner Session:  " Occupational Health and Plant Biosafety Program Management: From Laboratory to Agricultural Field Research"

Aparupa Sengupta, PhD. Biosafety Officer Rutgers University

Thomas Block, MPH, CIH Health/Safety Specialist I Rutgers University

7:00 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. After Dinner Session:  “Developments in Hearing Conservation and Noise Exposure Assessment – a Technologist’s Update”

Rob Brausch, Uvero Hearing Protection Products


Snuffy’s Pantagis Renaissance, 250 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ  07076


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