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prCWA 53:2010 (E)
Date: 2010-11 Secretariat: NEN

Biosafety professional competence —

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prCWA 53:2010 (E)

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Introduction........................................................................................................................................................ 4 Application.......................................................................................................................................................... 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7Scope...................................................................................................................................................... 6 Informative References ........................................................................................................................ 6 Terms and Definitions .......................................................................................................................... 6 Abbreviations........................................................................................................................................ 9 Role of the biosafety professional in an organization .................................................................... 10 Biosafety professional qualifications and experience.................................................................... 11Competences....................................................................................................................................... 11

Annex A (informative) Model role profile of biosafety professional in an organization.......................... 18 Annex B (informative) Model tasks of biosafety professional in an organization ................................... 20 Annex C (informative) Modeltraining specifications .................................................................................. 24 Annex D (informative) Example of a portfolio of achievements to demonstrate relevant experience of biosafety and biosecurity management ................................................................... 42 Annex E (informative) Overview of the relationship between competences, tasks andtraining specifications ...................................................................................................................................... 51

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Foreword
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Introduction
This CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) addresses the competence of biosafety professionals taking into account the rolesthat these individuals play in the workplace and the tasks that they are required to perform. While this document is primarily intended for biosafety professionals, it will also be of interest for employers (managers) and trainers. As stated by WHO (WHO/CDS/CSR/LYO/2004.11, 2004), “effective biosafety practices are the very foundation of laboratory biosecurity activities”, hence biosafety andbiosecurity cannot be dissociated. Therefore a biosafety professional should also have competence in biosecurity. The job titles of persons with relevant biosafety and biosecurity professional responsibilities show significant variation from organization to organization. Moreover, within a given organization there may be more than one person assigned relevant responsibilities which, especially inlarger and/or more complex organizations may vary according to their specific roles. In many organizations, the roles will include responsibilities for both biosafety and biosecurity. Irrespective of this variability there are common elements of competence and this document lists the requirements to ensure that such individuals, however their job is titled, have appropriate attributes that can be...
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