The Biosafety Program provides a guideline for working with biological materials to ensure compliance and minimize risk to workers, students, the public, and the environment.

See the Biosafety Program for more information.


Training

Workers, and students handling biosafety Risk Group 2 organisms and materials are required to complete biosafety training.


Additional resources and information

Tools

Biological Material Transfer Agreement - External Fillable PDF*
Biological Material Transfer Agreement - Internal Fillable PDF*
Biosafety Permit Application Word File
General Laboratory Risk Assessment Fillable PDF*
Human Blood, Bodily Fluid and Tissues Worksheet Fillable PDF*
Local Risk Assessment Worksheet for Human Pathogens and Toxins Fillable PDF*
Local Risk Assessment Worksheet for Animal, Aquatic and Plant Materials Fillable PDF*
Pathogen Risk Assessment Worksheet  Word File
*Fillable PDFs should be completed using Adobe. Save the file to your computer and then complete the form and signature in Adobe.

Standards and guidelines

Emergency Response Guide – Exposures & Spills
Facility Design and Physical Containment
Guidance on Disinfection
Movement and Transportation of Biological Materials
Proper Pipetting Techniques
Vacuum Aspiration Guidance
Work Practices 

Relevant legislation

Health of Animals Act
Health of Animals Regulations
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act
Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations