UW in imminent danger of mutated species

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Well that’s the jist of an article in the State Journal today. Biddy Martin is scrambling to hire more bio-safety staff after the Office of Biological Safety sent her a letter saying UW was far behind on inspecting labs dealing with dangerous shit.

UW officials stressed that no one is in danger because these labs are still subject to routine inspections from other agencies on campus. But the Office of Biological Safety, which conducts investigations for the committee to review, did not have enough staff members to visit laboratories using biological materials that require low-level safety precautions and visited only a limited number of labs subject to more stringent safety standards last year, according to the committee’s letter.

I’m not so sure about that. I am almost 100% sure my rooomate does not use safety goggles or a hairnet when he works at his lab.

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