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OADLSS report of progress towards addressing the recommendations of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ADC), CDC, October 29, 2015
  • Published Date:
    October 29, 2015
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 84.38 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of the Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety.
  • Description:
    In an effort to elevate its laboratory science and safety programs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sought internal and external input on strategies to mitigate laboratory safety concerns. The External Laboratory Safety Workgroup (ELSW) of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD), CDC, was formed to provide an external perspective of how CDC could improve laboratory science and safety within the agency. Members of the ELSW are subject matter experts in the fields of biosafety, laboratory science, and research. In 2014, they reviewed CDC’s policies and procedures related to laboratory safety and quality, visited CDC laboratories, conducted a laboratory safety culture survey, and engaged CDC staff and leadership. In culmination of these activities, the ELSW reported their findings to the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD). The ACD provided recommendations to enhance best practices in laboratory safety and quality within CDC.

    CDC concurred with these recommendations and immediately began implementing them. This report addresses progress in implementation of laboratory science and safety initiatives made by CDC to address the ADC’s recommendations and those from other internal and external reviews. Through this work, CDC's aim is to improve the culture of laboratory safety across the agency and minimize the risks associated with laboratory work.

    oadlssreporttoacd102915.pdf

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