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Monday, April 27, 2009 Issue 25   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 25  
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Service Spotlight
LEEDing the Way With Green Design at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Doing More with Less in Biosafety Programs
Five Steps to an Effective Safety Committee
New EH&E Office Offers Example of Maximizing Building Performance
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Tips from the Experts
Doing More with Less in Biosafety Programs
by Jennifer Bosselman, M.S., and Ted Myatt, Sc.D., R.B.P.

Maintaining and managing an effective biosafety program is increasingly difficult given the limited resources available to most biosafety officers and the rapidly changing and diverse needs of the research community. Based on EH&E’s experience managing biosafety programs for large research institutions, this article identifies the greatest obstacles we found and the solution our staff developed that streamlined the program processes and eased the burden of staff.
Five Steps to an Effective Safety Committee
by Bryan Connors, M.S., C.I.H., H.E.M.

Many hospitals struggle to energize their safety committees and to maintain momentum.  The value the safety committee holds for the organization depends upon many factors, but there are some common themes. This article identifies a five step process towards an active and effective safety committee.
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