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Management Principles for Building and Operating Biocontainment Facilities

 

This book is a collection of practical management principles, counsel, and background information for successfully building and operating biocontainment facilities for research programs involving potentially dangerous biological pathogens and toxins. The book focuses on Level-3 and Level-4 containment facilities (in the U.S. BSL-3 and BSL-4), referred to here as high-containment facilities. It is directed to people of all disciplines who are new to high-containment (the next-generation players) and to administrators who need a clear picture of the level of institutional commitment that high-containment facilities entail. The intent is to help shape critical decisions and actions for the success of future high-containment programs.

 

The book sets out the experience, insights, and lessons learned of seasoned practitioners (facility planners, project directors, owners, end users, science program managers, and facility operators) who were immersed in the high-containment arena for the decade 2002 to 2012 – a decade of extraordinary growth of high-containment research programs worldwide with many notable successes, but also with too many failures – failures that can be traced to the improper management of high-containment issues. Fifty-five straightforward, practical management principles along with important background information, references, checklists, and tables illustrate right actions for capital project planning and execution, commissioning, facility operations and maintenance, program leadership, staffing, training, risk assessment, biosafety protocols, and costs.

 

All book royalties received by Tradeline are being donated to biocontainment facility operations training programs in Africa to offset the costs of visiting subject area experts who conduct special training courses in high-containment facilities management, maintenance, and operations.

 

 

MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES FOR BUILDING AND OPERATING BIOCONTAINMENT FACILITIES

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  • Management Principles for Building and Operating Biocontainment FacilitiesSteve Westfall, PhD, editor

    This book is a collection of practical management principles, counsel, and background information for successfully building and operating biocontainment facilities for research programs involving potentially dangerous biological pathogens and toxins. It is directed to people of all disciplines who are new to high-containment and to administrators who need a clear picture of the level of institutional commitment that high-containment facilities entail. The book sets out the experience, insights, and lessons learned of seasoned practitioners (facility planners, project directors, owners, end users, science program managers, and facility operators) who were immersed in the high-containment arena for the decade 2002 to 2012—a decade of extraordinary growth of high-containment research programs worldwide with many notable successes, but also with too many failures—failures that can be traced to the improper management of high-containment issues. Fifty-five straightforward, practical management principles along with important background information, references, checklists, and tables illustrate right actions for capital project planning and execution, commissioning, facility operations and maintenance, program leadership, staffing, training, risk assessment, biosafety protocols, and costs. All book royalties received by Tradeline are being donated to biocontainment facility operations training programs in Africa to offset the costs of visiting subject area experts who conduct special training courses in high-containment facilities management, maintenance, and operations.