The Biorisk Management Office (BRMO) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) spearheaded the first Biosafety, Biorisk Management, and Infectious Substance Shipping Training Workshop for the Regional Officers of the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ)at the Bali Village Hotel, Tagaytay City on May 6-10, 2019.
“This training is vital as it aimed towards better implementation of international shipping and transport regulations throughout the country,” said BRMO Head Plebeian Medina.
BRMO designed this comprehensive training workshop specifically for the BOQ regional officers. The training consisted of biosafety, biosecurity, biorisk management, biological spill response drill, and infectious substance shipping that would ensure maximum security against the introduction and spread of infectious diseases.
With the first batch attended by 42 BOQ regional officers, the training aims to assist BOQ in ensuring efficient delivery of its mandate which is to regulate importation and exportation of materials for clinical research and related purposes.
The RITM-BRMO consists of committee members and biosafety officers who are certified biosafety professionals and International Air Transport Association (IATA) certified trainers.
by Allenor Enciso, Communication and Engagement Officer