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Implementation of Bio-Risk Management System in a National Clinical and Medical Referral Centre Laboratories

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Occupational Health and Safety Department, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, Depok West Java 16424, Indonesia
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Disaster Risk Reduction Centre (DRRC), Universitas Indonesia, Depok West Java 16424, Indonesia
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National Clinical and Medical Referral Centre Laboratories, Bekasi 17111, Indonesia
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Occupational and Environmental Health Department, Public Health Faculty, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
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Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms in Biological System (CEMBIOS) Research Group, Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Indonesia, Depok West Java 16424, Indonesia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(5), 2308; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052308
Received: 13 January 2021 / Revised: 22 February 2021 / Accepted: 22 February 2021 / Published: 26 February 2021
The increasing threats from biological agents have become a concern in laboratories, and emerging infectious diseases have demanded increased awareness and preparedness of laboratory facilities. Bio-risk assessment is needed to provide a framework for organisations to establish a comprehensive bio-risk management system. The assessment criteria should include both biosafety and biosecurity measures. Laboratories in Indonesia play a significant role in public health interventions in term of disease screening, diagnosis and medical decision making. The National Clinical and Medical Referral Centre Laboratories have the potential of daily exposures to dangerous biological materials. This study aims to identify the gap between bio-risk management system implementation and International Standard Organisation (ISO) 35001:2019 requirements. The 202 items in ISO 35001:2019 are categorized into seven main elements. The findings show that more than half of the elements on ISO 35001:2019 have been implemented in these centres. Good performance was identified at lab 4 and 5 which obtained the highest scores, particularly in the context of organisation, planning, operation and improvement elements. However, the widest gap was found in leadership, support and performance evaluation. One way to address this would be to create written rules and regulations at the laboratory top management level to require all laboratory facilities to comply to the bio-risk policies, rules, and regulations. View Full-Text
Keywords: bio-risk; management; implementation; laboratory; gap analysis; ISO 35001:2019 bio-risk; management; implementation; laboratory; gap analysis; ISO 35001:2019
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Lestari, F.; Kadir, A.; Miswary, T.; Maharani, C.F.; Bowolaksono, A.; Paramitasari, D. Implementation of Bio-Risk Management System in a National Clinical and Medical Referral Centre Laboratories. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2308. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052308

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Lestari F, Kadir A, Miswary T, Maharani CF, Bowolaksono A, Paramitasari D. Implementation of Bio-Risk Management System in a National Clinical and Medical Referral Centre Laboratories. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(5):2308. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052308

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Lestari, Fatma, Abdul Kadir, Thariq Miswary, Cynthia Febrina Maharani, Anom Bowolaksono, and Debby Paramitasari. 2021. "Implementation of Bio-Risk Management System in a National Clinical and Medical Referral Centre Laboratories" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 5: 2308. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052308

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