Biosafety Laboratory Program Management

The OEHN Biosafety Laboratory Program Management solution ensures businesses, universities and hospitals, have in place effective workplace practices, appropriate protective equipment, engineering and administrative controls. OEHN primary goals are…

  • To protect employees and their families from acquiring laboratory-associated infectious diseases
  • To prevent contamination of the environment and promote environmental quality
  • To comply with all National, International and local guidelines and regulations for the use of potentially hazardous and/or regulated biological materials

To attain these goals, OEHN assists our clients in understanding, adopting and implementing management strategies to minimize risks of infections through safe and secure practices in laboratory and transport environments.  We also ensure these goals are accomplished in a cost-effective manner.

Core Program Components

OEHN’s BSL Research Labs Service Delivery Model provides leadership and oversight for BSL Research Labs.  In cooperation with stakeholders we assess, revise and implement current approach/methodologies, including:

  • Clinical
  • SOPs and current protocols
  • Compliance oversight
  • Knowledge dissemination ~ educate and train
  • “Reporter” Management
  • Risk Management

Best Safe Practice Program Protocols

  • Administrative control
  • Safe unit practices
  • Engineering controls
  • PPE
  • Worker education and training
  • Medical surveillance
  • Vaccination and post exposure treatment/prophylaxis

OEHN professionals are experienced and capable of dealing with regulatory issues to ensure clients maintain or are in compliance with the following:

  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) recombinant DNA guidelines
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • PATRIOT Act – CDC / U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)select agent program
  • BMC Environmental Health and Safety
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • BMC Infection Control
  • Mass Public Health Department

OEHN provides the most prestigious New England hospitals and universities with biosafety laboratory oversight.