Ted Myatt and AJ Troiano to Present at the NEBSA Symposium 2017

Ditch the Pre-Inspection Scramble: Achieve an Inspection-Ready and Incident-Ready Lab

November 2, 2017

Regulatory inspections are no surprise, we know they’re coming. Inspections under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are routine and designed to enforce compliance with federal regulations (Select Agent regulations, Import Regulations for Infectious Biological Agents, Infectious Substances and Vectors, Import Permit Program, Animal Welfare Act). Yet most institutions scramble to prepare during the weeks leading up to the inspection date. This is not only stressful, it puts the institution at risk of noncompliance, and most importantly, indicates a lack of readiness to be able to respond swiftly and effectively to an emergency or incident. Accidents and emergencies such as needlesticks, splashes or spills, and HVAC failures can, and do, happen.

Learn the key elements of a proactive, continuous approach towards CDC and USDA compliance to achieve a program that is both inspection-ready and incident-ready. Case studies of laboratories that have taken this approach will be discussed to share insights into how to effectively implement these elements – and the benefits gained at inspection time.

NEBSA 2017 Biological Safety Symposium
November 2, 2017
Cambridge MA

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