The poster attached (below) presented at recent Society of In Vitro Biology (SIVB) and American Biosafety Association (ABSA) conferences summarizes the difference between the universal biohazard symbol and the plant containment symbol.
The poster also presents guidelines for using the plant containment symbol for greenhouses, growth chambers, growth rooms or laboratories where plant research requires containment.
The NCERA-101 Committee on Controlled Environment Technology and Use provides further references for containment (biosafety) on its website.
Dann Adair, Conviron, Pembina, ND
Sue Tolin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Anne K. Vidaver, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Ruth Irwin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
The purpose of this blog is to provide insight on the technologies associated with plant growth chambers around the world by showcasing their usage in universities, institutes and other research centers of excellence.
The blog draws upon the work of clients and other users of controlled environment equipment, Conviron subject matter experts and Conviron’s long history as the world’s leading manufacturer of controlled environments.