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Table. 8.

Table. 8.

Simplified biological risk assessment

Focus Processes
Risk characterization - Identify hazards - Classify the potential for exposure (mode of transmission, organism concentration, virulence, potential for spill or inhalation) - Identify activities that may increase the risk of exposure (instruments to be used and exposure potential) - Evaluate and prioritize risks and then develop a mitigation strategy (determine likelihood and consequence of a specific risk)
Risk mitigation strategies - Identify required safety practices to address the risks (PPE, engineering controls, training, operating procedures) - Determine whether additional risk mitigation strategies are needed (upgrades of equipment, facility changes, implementation of new training programs) - Provide communication to staff on risks and mitigation (includes record-keeping) - Validation of risk mitigation strategies (review assessment and mitigation strategies after implementation to ensure measures are effective)
Workforce - Identify personnel affected through workflow in the laboratory - Assess competency and experience of laboratory personnel - Identify an appropriate training program - Enroll staff in an occupational health program

Abbreviation: PPE, personal protective equipment.

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