Every facility, regardless of size, must have a security program. Such a program must be developed as necessary to ensure that OSHA health and safety management requirements, the safety requirements of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are met.
It is necessary for every company to have bio safety administration. Even if a safety program already exists, programs for new laboratory activities may need to be changed to address the following problems:
Unique hazards posed by new activities;
This hazard control method;
New procedures required (eg signs, waste disposal, and personnel monitoring);
Personnel orientation; and
Ways to ensure compliance with new procedures.
The security program should not only be part of the facility's efforts, but this activity should also be the focus of a small office or clinical laboratory.
Laboratory safety programs must aim to protect laboratory workers, others who may be at risk from the laboratory and the environment. Hazardous substances must be handled and disposed of so that people, other living organisms, and the environment are protected from damage.
The main responsibility for security in an institution rests with its CEO, who, along with all direct assistants (e.g. vice president, dean, department heads, laboratory managers and project managers), must make a permanent and firm commitment to the security program.
This commitment and real support must be clear to everyone. Potentially effective security programs that are ignored by management will fail because they will inevitably be ignored by many others.