BRAP 2022 Webinar Series 01 on May 28, 2022: How to become a Certified Biosafety Officer by Prof. Oliver Shane R. Dumaoal, RMT, MSMT, CBO, IFBA PC.


The revised guidelines for the licensing of clinical laboratories in the Philippines mandates the designation of a medical technologist as a biosafety officer. However, very few professionals have an in-depth training and expertise in the field of biosafety, biosecurity and biorisk management to fill the need for such a position. As such, it is essential that the roles and responsibilities of a biosafety officer is well-elucidated. This lecture will present the international guidance documents pertaining to a biosafety officer as well as the local legal framework and regulations in the Philippine context. Moreso, the essential characteristics of a biosafety officer will be discussed in-depth and potential avenues as a biosafety officer.

Specific Objectives:

  1. To expand the knowledge of medical technologists on the vital role of biosafety officers in the clinical laboratory.
  2. To provide insights on the role of a biosafety officer in the clinical laboratory.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. To introduce the conceptual and legal framework for biosafety officers in the Philippines
  2. To discuss the essential characteristics that must be possessed by a biosafety officer
  3. To provide details on how to embark on a journey to become a biosafety officer


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