Development of a tool to perform systematic gap analysis of Biosafety program based on Biorisk Management System (CWA15793: 2008) 公开

Rengarajan, Kalpana (2010)

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Development of a tool to perform systematic gap analysis of Biosafety program based on
Biorisk Management System (CWA15793: 2008)


By: Kalpana Rengarajan


The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) Workshop Agreement
(CWA) is a Management System Standard which has been utilized for identification and
management of biorisks. This management systems approach implies identifying,
understanding and managing a system of interrelated processes for a given objective,
improves the organization's safety effectiveness and deficiency. This standard CWA
15793:2008 was developed, adopted and published in 2008 with 76 participants from 24
countries actively involved. A Management System is a framework integrating best
practices and procedures frequently built around the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle. This
standard is not a technical document, rather it is performance oriented.
This study aims to develop a "Gap Analysis Tool" - generating a series of
questions based on the CWA 15793:2008 requirements. The CWA 15793:2008 standard
has multiple components. Based on this standard, specified questions increase institution
capacity to analyze the gaps present in the existing biosafety programs. Once gaps are
identified, institutions may develop solutions to fill the gaps, and become more effective
in safety program performance. The overall objective of the CWA 15793:2008 is to
support and promote good biorisk practices including self regulation.


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