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Framework for Leadership and Training of Biosafety Level 4 Laboratory Workers

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dc.contributor.author Le Duc, James W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Kevin en_US
dc.contributor.author Bloom, Marshall E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Estep, James E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Feldmann, Heinz en_US
dc.contributor.author Geisbert, Joan B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Geisbert, Thomas W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hensley, Lisa en_US
dc.contributor.author Holbrook, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Jahrling, Peter B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ksiazek, Thomas G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Korch, George en_US
dc.contributor.author Patterson, Jean en_US
dc.contributor.author Skvorak, John P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Weingartl, Hana en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-29T23:33:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-29T23:33:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-29
dc.identifier.citation Le Duc, James W., Kevin Anderson, Marshall E. Bloom, James E. Estep, Heinz Feldmann, Joan B. Geisbert, Thomas W. Geisbert, Lisa Hensley, Michael Holbrook, Peter B. Jahrling, Thomas G. Ksiazek, George Korch, Jean Patterson, John P. Skvorak, Hana Weingartl. "Framework for Leadership and Training of Biosafety Level 4 Laboratory Workers" Emerging Infectious Diseases 14(11): 1685-1688. (2008) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1080-6059 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2144/2651
dc.description.abstract One-sentence summary for table of contents: Training should include theoretical consideration of biocontainment principles, practical hands-on training, and mentored on-the-job experience. Construction of several new Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) laboratories and expansion of existing operations have created an increased international demand for well-trained staff and facility leaders. Directors of most North American BSL-4 laboratories met and agreed upon a framework for leadership and training of biocontainment research and operations staff. They agreed on essential preparation and training that includes theoretical consideration of biocontainment principles, practical hands-on training, and mentored on-the-job experiences relevant to positional responsibilities as essential preparation before a person's independent access to a BSL-4 facility. They also agreed that the BSL-4 laboratory director is the key person most responsible for ensuring that staff members are appropriately prepared for BSL-4 operations. Although standardized certification of training does not formally exist, the directors agreed that facility-specific, time-limited documentation to recognize specific skills and experiences of trained persons is needed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (UC7-AI-070083); National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Division of Intramural Research en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Centers for Disease Control and Prevention en_US
dc.subject BSL-4 laboratory en_US
dc.subject Containment laboratories en_US
dc.subject Training en_US
dc.subject Perspective en_US
dc.title Framework for Leadership and Training of Biosafety Level 4 Laboratory Workers en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3201/eid1411.080741 en_US
dc.identifier.pubmedid 18976549 en_US
dc.identifier.pmcid 2630756 en_US


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