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Brookline Department Of Public Health Invites Community Members To Attend Virtual BioSafety Regulations Meeting

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The Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services and the Department of Planning and Community Development would like to invite community members to attend a virtual community meeting regarding the town’s draft BioSafety regulations.

The meeting will take place online on Monday, July 24, 2023, at 06:00 p.m.

To register, please visit here.

Independent Biosafety Consultant Rebecca R. Caruso will be presenting a draft of the town’s BioSafety regulations with opportunities available for questions and input on the proposed draft.

Biosafety regulations will allow the town to oversee non-medical laboratories in Brookline that work with recombinant and/or synthetic nucleic acid molecules and biological materials.

Components of the regulations deal with worker safety including exposures, facility spills or releases, community awareness and input, and medical and hazardous waste disposal. Local regulations increase internal commitment to worker safety and risk awareness, provide an environment for more predictable oversight, provide the public with confidence through transparency and accountability, and incorporate community involvement to provide credibility and demystify the sector.

Draft regulations can be found on the Public Health and Human Services Department website here.