Prepare and Protect @ USDA Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC)

April 18 - 19, 2023

Meet Your Instructor

Sean Kaufman is the CEO and Founding Partner of Safer Behaviors. He has over 25 years of infectious disease experience and his professional highlights include authoring a book titled Prepare and Protect: Safer Behaviors in Laboratory and Clinical Settings (2020); ensuring workforce preparedness and containment compliance the clinical treatment of Ebola in the United States; Congressional Testimony at the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee - CDC Anthrax Laboratory Incident; grief coaching sessions for Malaysian Airlines (MH370) Crew Family Members; Founder of the Leadership Institute for Biosafety Professionals; Honor Award from the National Center for Infectious Diseases at the CDC; three Distinguished Service Awards for efforts related to the SARS outbreak, Anthrax Attacks, and September 11th response efforts from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Opening Banquet:
CARE Leadership Keynote

Monday, April 17 @ 1830 - 2030

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

[1] 0900 - 0950 | TBD
Laboratory Design and Workflow Processes | SIMULATION EXERCISE
Most labs have limited space - so how that space is used and the workplace practices in the lab can either increase or decrease overall risk. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to design an ideal laboratory space and implement processes which increase overall safety and effective laboratory workflow.

[2] 1000 - 1050 | TBD
Behavioral-Based Training Strategies | SIMULATION EXERCISE
Training doesn’t have to be boring and can be delivered in many unique ways. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to demonstrate multiple training techniques aimed at increasing staff awareness, abilities, and application.

[3] 1100 - 1150 | TBD
Emergency Response and Biological Spills | SIMULATION EXERCISE
Spills are low frequency and high consequence events. In other words, if a spill occurs, staff should know how to quickly respond to minimize overall risk. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to assemble a biological spill kit, list the steps for responding to a spill outside the biosafety cabinet, and discuss the emergency evaluation practices.

[4] 1200 - 1250 | TBD
Biological Risk Management IQ | LECTURE
What you know and how you integrate what you know in the workplace is a determinant of professional success. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to describe components of emotional, behavioral, and biorisk management intelligence. Participants will be able to immediately implement these strategies upon returning to the workplace.

[5] 1300 - 1350 | TBD
Biosafety Cabinet 101 - Safe Practices | SIMULATION EXERCISE
Having access to a biosafety cabinet is one thing, but failing to use the cabinet properly increases overall risk to laboratory staff. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to differentiate biosafety cabinet types, discuss placement and certification requirements for BSCs, and demonstrate safer strategies for working in the biosafety cabinet.

[6] 1400 - 1450 | TBD
Biosafety Cabinet 102 - Emergency Response | SIMULATION EXERCISE
What happens when a spill, power outage, or cut happens in the BSC? Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to demonstrate an effective response to several emergency situations which can occur inside the biosafety cabinet.

[7] 1500 - 1550 | TBD
Donning and Doffing PPE | SIMULATION EXERCISE
Having PPE alone does not protect a person - how someone puts it on and takes it off is the largest determinant of success specific to PPE. Upon completion of this program, participants will be demonstrate effective techniques for donning and doffing a variety of PPE.

[8] 1600 - 1650 | TBD
Emergency Response Situations | SIMULATION EXERCISE
If one is reading rather than responding during an emergency situation, they were not prepared. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able demonstrate an emergency response to needle-sticks, spills, and unconscious individuals.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

[9] 0900 - 0950 | TBD
Donning and Doffing PPE | SIMULATION EXERCISE
Having PPE alone does not protect a person - how someone puts it on and takes it off is the largest determinant of success specific to PPE. Upon completion of this program, participants will be demonstrate effective techniques for donning and doffing a variety of PPE.

[10] 1000 - 1050 | TBD
Emergency Response Situations | SIMULATION EXERCISE
If one is reading rather than responding during an emergency situation, they were not prepared. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able demonstrate an emergency response to needle-sticks, spills, and unconscious individuals.

[11] 1100 - 1150 | TBD
Personalogy: Differences in People | LECTURE
Is conflict between individuals random or predictable? Upon completion of this program, participants will identify their MBTI personality preferences and describe processes for increasing tolerance and acceptance of different personalities.

[12] 1200 - 1250 | TBD
Addressing Human Risk Factors | LECTURE
When we work in a laboratory, we are not alone and do not work in a safety bubble. What others do around you has an impact on your overall health and safety. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to differentiate list several human risk factors, discuss controls for human risk factors, and implement strategies which minimize residual risk factors.

[13] 1300 - 1350 | TBD
Inherent versus Residual Laboratory Risk | LECTURE
In a laboratory, there are risks which we can prepare for and risks which can change at a moments notice. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to discuss strategies for assessing and managing inherent and residual risk factors in the laboratory.

[14] 1400 - 1450 | TBD
Continuous Risk Assessment and Situational Awareness | LECTURE
When we work in a laboratory, we are not alone and do not work in a safety bubble. What others do around you has an impact on your overall health and safety. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able discuss the importance of continuous risk assessment, define laboratory situational awareness, and list the stages of OODA loop.

[15] 1500 - 1550 | TBD
The Value of Good Standard Operating Procedures | LECTURE
Standard operating procedures must be evaluated, validated, and verified to be effective. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to discuss the importance of an SOP, evaluate, validate, and verify existing standard operating procedures.

[16] 1600 - 1650 | TBD
Conflict Resolution in the Laboratory | LECTURE
Inter and intrapersonal issues have direct impacts on overall laboratory safety. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to define conflict, identify it early, and prepare a conflict management plan for when it occurs in the laboratory.

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