Maximum Containment Labs contain the most dangerous microbes…. How are they designed and tested so that we know they’re safe?
“Biological Safety Level 4” is the phrase used to describe the practices, procedures and facilities for working with the most deadly pathogens known to man. The facilities where the laboratory work is conducted is known as a Maximum Containment Lab. We will explore what goes into building one from the ground up.
Suzanne (Zan) Krall has been Mensa groupie for the past 19 years when she “married-in.” She was graduated by the University of Maryland in the field of Individual Studies of Occupational Safety and Health. She has worked for the Federal Government for over 30 years and is one of the few people who actually started as a GS-1. She has toiled in the field of Occupational Safety and Health for various agencies. She specializes in biological safety and has participated on the design, building and testing of 3 Maximum Containment Laboratories as well as other facilities. In her “copious free time”, she loves camping and playing with her many dogs.