Biosafety & Biosurety Program Management
Biosurety, biosafety, and maximum containment are complex systems that serve a critical role in mitigating the threat of infectious diseases. As such, comprehensive training and compliance monitoring are paramount to the maintenance of a successful biosafety program. To support these functions, Eagle Health has the existing staff and a robust recruiting infrastructure to ensure that every customer benefits from the services of the highest-quality Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), including certified/licensed professionals. Our staff consults biosafety best practices in the implementation of training and compliance monitoring functions to protect researchers and scientific staff, laboratory research facilities, and surrounding communities from bioterrorism, contamination, and laboratory-acquired infections.
What We Provide
Biosafety Engineering & Owner Advocacy Services
Eagle Health’s staff and teaming partners provide a full spectrum of engineering and safety services. We review mechanical/industrial /safety engineering facility plans. The review of facility design plans is critical for the continuation of current and future research projects with global impact to the research community.
Biosafety Online Training Support
Eagle Health understands that many agencies, departments, offices, and laboratories have an immediate need for comprehensive safety training for all laboratory staff and lab support personnel. To meet this requirement, Eagle Health provides access to a variety of biosafety and biosecurity online training modules. We customize the delivery of the online content, tracking completion, and performing evaluation activities to determine the effectiveness of the program. The training program consists of specific training plans that are geared towards new laboratory staff and annual refresher training, as well as individual content that can be used for continuing education purposes. All training modules are self-paced and available on demand. Furthermore, the customer provides input on the topics that are required for each training plan, and for any follow-up activities such as passing score requirements to document participant understanding and completion for each activity.
Select Agent Onsite Program Training
We provide expert training via highly qualified instructors in Select Agent Program regulations that each employee must follow in order to maintain licensure for the laboratory. The instructors have developed a course in which the student is challenged throughout a three week course. The three weeks of instruction will cover such critical topics as: Principles of Biocontainment; Mission Critical Infrastructure; Waste Management; Biological Risk Assessment; BioSafety Cabinet Use; Emergency Response; Select Agent Program Regulations; Personal Reliability Program; Inventory Management; and Select Agent Transport.
We utilize a six-pronged approach to policy development: 1. Incident Reporting, 2. Roles and Responsibilities, 3. Training, 4. Inventory control, 5. Inspections, and 6. BMBL.
Incident Reporting: Policies that establish appropriate lines of reporting for incidents involving hazardous biological agents in high-containment laboratories within their organizational structure that include the timely notification of laboratory and program officials, institution management, and any relevant regulatory or public authorities.
Roles and Responsibilities: Policies that clearly define key areas of authority and responsibility for operating activities, including a designated individual for reviewing and approving laboratory safety protocols, practices, and procedures.
Training: Policies that identify appropriate knowledge and skills needed for various jobs, including potential hazards, and provide needed training.
Inventory Control: Policies that establish physical control to secure and safeguard vulnerable assets, including inventories.
Inspections: Policies that establish ongoing monitoring in the course of normal laboratory operations. Evaluations may take the form of self-assessments as well as review of control design.
BMBL: Policies that address the widely-accepted leading guidance on the principles and practices of biosafety and biosecurity in biological laboratories, including practices for training, inventory control, and inspections.