Laboratory biosecurity should address the policies and procedures related to physical biosecurity, staff security, transportation security, material and information control. It should also include incident and emergency response protocols, including instructions regarding outside responders. Lastly, it is essential to train all personnel on security policies and procedures to help ensure correct implementation. All of these factors for the basis of the biosecurity plan.
At the end of this course, learners will be able to state the importance of biosecurity as an element of a biosafety program and identify the elements required to establish and implement a biosecurity plan in your own laboratories.
Course updated in April 2017.