Wiley; 1 edition (July 22, 2013). 328 pages. ISBN-10: 047061417X doi: 10.1002/9781118769119.ch14
Monitoring and Evaluating Laboratory Biosafety Programs, in “Biosecurity: Understanding, Assessing, and Preventing the Threat” (ed. R. Burnette)
Meeks, HN, B Haile, N Erondu, L Ferland, M Park, A Shaikh, and SJN McNabb
With contributions from experts in all facets of biosecurity, this book explains the fundamental elements of biosecurity as well as the related concepts of biosafety and biosurety, detailing how all three concepts fit within the framework of biodefense. Readers are then given the tools needed to assess and prevent biosecurity threats and vulnerabilities. The book explores the nature of biosecurity threats to research laboratories as well as to agriculture, food, and mass transit. Moreover, readers will learn how to apply principles of biosecurity to assess epidemics and protect public health.
Biosecurity takes a detailed look at today’s biosecurity policy, explaining how it is likely to evolve given current and potential threats to national security. The authors stress the importance of education and advocacy, helping readers develop effective programs to build public awareness and preparedness. The book also presents a novel tool to assess the effectiveness of laboratory biosafety and biosecurity programs.
KEYWORDS: Biosecurity, laboratory