External safety panel faults CDC’s lab practices as inadequate and inconsistent

March 20, 2015 1:39 PM

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An external safety advisory panel has posted a 4-page report on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website, faulting the agency’s biosafety and laboratory practices as inadequate, inconsistent, and insufficient.

The external group was made up of 11 experts in lab research, biosafety, and laboratory science, and they made their report known after a thorough investigation of CDC’s labs, safety procedures, and lab practices, and after they spoke with staff and conducted a survey into lab safety culture at the ...

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