Facing the covid situation, there remains no doubt about the intensity of destruction that a pathogen or virus could have on the entire human race. Irrespective of the age, sex, and even geographic location, there exists contagious diseases of this magnitude the spread of which needs to be terminated with immediacy. Biosecurity is the means which could help prevent further damage, supports Martin Lloyd Sanders, who has been deeply involved with the subject in the U.S. and other countries.
Biosecurity by definition refers to the practices which are adopted to stop the introduction or spread of highly communicable and fatal diseases among, humans, plants, and animals. The police for public health and safety are responsible for making the combination of these practices and systems function within the community at large. They are the ones who need to ensure that no harmful pathogen or toxic element is allowed to evolve or linger within the global community.
The primary aim of biosecurity, as is known by all invested in this field such as Martin Lloyd Sanders, is the protection of human health as well as agricultural produce by exercising preventive, control, and management risk measures. Along with this, providing security against bioterrorism and counterattacking any adverse occurrence is the responsibility of biosecurity. Added to this, any advice to the governments of relevant countries pertaining to the execution of remedies and preventive measures during the occurrence of such calamity falls upon the shoulders of those dealing in biosecurity.
Biosecurity is often put at risk by means of various hazards. These occur in both kingdoms of plants and animals, including humans. Sometimes there are pathogens, pests, or agents that infest the particular species of living thing and are capable of spreading from one to another before they can even be detected and treated.
Laboratories (clinical or public health), diagnostic and research centers, and medicine production facilities are all places that pose a threat to biosecurity. The reason behind this is the collection, growing, storing, or even handling of pathological agents. They are continually at risk of being faced with some biosecurity incident.
The susceptibility of the biological substances and infectious to risks is known as ‘biorisk’. These risks are studied by experts and scientists so that they are able to give advice on the levels of acceptable risks and also the remedies that ought to be adopted by the masses at large to stay safe. The only way that the effect of such harmful pathogens or agents can be controlled is by sharing the knowledge that the researchers have, informs Martin Lloyd Sanders, who has been associated with biosafety and biosecurity for several years.
Having dedicated quite some time towards the defense of his country from physical enemies, Captain Sanders is now completely dedicated to being a part of public health and safety. He is therefore rightly the current Director for Safety, Environmental Compliance, and Emergency Management in the Federal Occupational Health (FOH).