About EBSA12 - Course G. Biosafety professional and its counterparts

EBSA12 - Course G. Biosafety professional and its counterparts

Danielle Caucheteux, Glaxo Smith Kline Biologicals, Rixensart/Belgium
Ursula Jenal, Jenal & Partners Biosafety Consulting, Rheinfelden/Switzerland
Martin Kuster, Novartis International AG, Basel/Switzerland

Short description:
The BSO and the biosafety network: organisation of coordination and collaboration with stake-holders in biosafety and related safety areas

 This workshop covers the interaction and collaboration of the BSP with other stakeholders concerned with biosafety such as scientists, laboratory personnel, the biosafety committee and the management as well as stakeholders concerned with other safety areas such as environ-mental health and safety advisors, occupational health physicians, security managers, facility managers, maintenance personnel…. The purpose of the workshop is to identify and establish ways to have positive and effective interactions with stakeholders and to use synergies through expedient collaboration and coordination.

Examples of the structuring of the biosafety network will be presented and the problems re-lated to the coordination and collaboration in biosafety management will be addressed, illus-trating the situation in industry, in academia and in hospital settings. In addition, participants will work in smaller groups on case studies discussing specific problems of interaction and coordination on the basis of a management checklist thereby developing solutions or strate-gies of improvement. Participants are invited to contribute their own questions, problems, solutions and experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will share their results in a plenary session and discuss solutions hopefully applicable to their own work environment.