The purpose is to support APHL to develop a laboratory safety program for public health and clinical laboratories that provides:
- Access to subject matter experts on clinical and public health laboratory safety for infectious agents, including highly infectious agents like Ebola.
of sharing of best practices among laboratories on safe handling and testing of specimens.
- Assistance to laboratories for assessment of training, facilities, and equipment for safe handling and testing of specimens for highly infectious agents like Ebola.
- Training to laboratories on laboratory safety risk assessement and risk mitigation.