Improvements and Compliance for Environmental Risk Reduction
Training & Seminar Presentations
to Participate in EPIC+
| Goal |
To reduce the most common hazardous
waste and hazardous
materials violations found in the Biotech and R&D
industry sector. The program is open to facilities primarily
engaged in biotechnology and laboratory testing in the County
of San Diego.
| Objectives |
- Demonstrate that education and
outreach can be effective tools in obtaining
compliance from the regulated community; and
- Establish a risk-based inspection process that
can be used to assist in directing resources to
areas of high risk and non-compliance.
| Results |
demonstrated a 56% decrease in Top
10 Violations between 2004 and 2006.
In 2007, the CUPA established a risk-based
| Future |
Annually evaluate the
Top 10 Violations. Provide online
training directed at biotechnology
with regard to the evolving Top 10
Violations. Monitor trends in
violations per inspection.
Continuously evaluate processes
looking for process improvements.
Evaluate bringing this tool to
other industry sectors.
NOTE: For the purposes of this
project, biotechnology facilities
include process development,
manufacturing and development of
analytical laboratory devices and
instruments, medical and surgical
instruments, medicinal chemicals,
botanical products, pharmaceutical
preparations, and biological
products. Testing laboratories are
laboratories where relatively small
quantities of hazardous chemicals
are handled or used for purposes of
research, analysis, clinical
testing, or product development,
testing, or quality control.