New Strategy to Monitor and Assess Laboratory Biosafety Programs

Heather N. Meeks, Betiel H. Haile, Ngozi A. Erondu, Lisa Ferland, Meeyoung Park, Scott J. McNabb


Laboratory biosafety -- a component of biosecurity -- has elements that comprise a facility‰Ûªs capability to protect employees and the surrounding public and environment. Six logic models comprising a laboratory biosafety program (LPBs) were established: laboratory biosafety, biosurety, procedural, biocontainment, information security, and training. And 161 indicators were mapped to the logic model elements. These formed a toolset to monitor and evaluate LBPs. While evaluation of cost-impacts provides business intelligence for resource planning, this integrated approach also provides information about LBPs gaps.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *