Pfizer appeal of award to OSHA whistleblower Becky McClain starts today

by jeeg 26. October 2012 23:34
P Pfizer Inc.'s appeal of a Hartford jury's decision to award a former company scientist $1.37 million in a whistleblower case will be heard today by a three-judge panel at the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan. Becky McClain, a longtime molecular biologist at Pfizer's Groton l... [More]

Deadly infection claims San Francisco VA lab worker

by jeeg 3. May 2012 21:59
State and federal health officials are investigating how a rare and virulent bacteria strain appears to have killed a young researcher at a VA Hospital's infectious diseases lab in San Francisco, setting off alarms that the man's friends and fellow researchers also may have been exposed. The... [More]

Proposed lab for study of animal diseases raises safety concerns

by jeeg 17. November 2010 22:44
A new report requested by Congress is raising questions about the safety of a high-security laboratory that the federal government plans to build in Kansas to study dangerous animal diseases. The National Research Council, which is part of the National Academy of Sciences, found "several... [More]

New Virus 'Jumps' From Monkey to Scientist, Causing Serious Illness

by jeeg 25. October 2010 18:58
A never-before detected strain of virus that killed more than one-third of a monkey colony at a U.S. lab appears to have 'jumped' from the animals to sicken a human scientist, researchers report. Although it's an unusual move for that type of virus and does warrant further monitoring, the res... [More]

Biotech Worker Safety

by jeeg 15. August 2010 00:08
How safe is the workplace for those who labor in biotech, or applied technology based on biology? Just ask Steve Zeltzer, chair of the California Coalition for Workers Memorial Day. He organized the first–ever national conference on health and safety issues in the biotech industry in San... [More]
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