Section VI – Principles of Laboratory Biosecurity

Section VI:  Principles of Laboratory Biosecurity (Biosafety and Biosecurity, risk management methodology, developing a biosecurity program, Example guidance: a biosecurity risk assessment and management process, elements of a biosecurity program)

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3 Comments

  1. Sandia National Laboratories International Biological and Chemical Threat Reduction's Gravatar Sandia National Laboratories International Biological and Chemical Threat Reduction
    May 12, 2016    

    Overall Comments: Overall, there needs to be a much greater expansion /emphasis on laboratory biosecurity in the next BMBL. It should be emphasized that a robust biorisk management system must include both laboratory biosafety and biosecurity.
    • Introduce and discuss the 5 Pillars of Biosecurity
    • Expand the discussion on biosafety and biosecurity risk assessments.

  2. CSHEMA Biosafety Community of Practice's Gravatar CSHEMA Biosafety Community of Practice
    May 9, 2016    

    This section is very broad and general. It would be helpful to have some examples of things that should be covered in the Security Plan.

  3. Jessica's Gravatar Jessica
    May 3, 2016    

    It would be valuable to have encouragment here for biohazardous agent inventories and maybe even some examples of biosecurity programs for different types of operations from BSATs in research to other non-BSAT organisms in QC labs.