Biosafety Program Overview
Key Program Elements; Biosafety Program Personnel with Contact Information; Lab Registration form for new Principal Investigators to access to the Biosafety Permit Application and Bioagent Inventory forms.
BIOSAFETY PROJECT APPROVAL CERTIFICATE (BPAC)
For Release of Grant and Contract funds.
2012 Biosafety Project Approval Certificates Changes
Complete instructions on submitting your BPACertificate form(s) -Instructions and Forms. DEADLINE DATES FOR SUBMISSIONS IN 2013
Biosafety Project Approval Certificate form for new projects -For PIs working in U of M owned buildings (Fort Garry, Bannatyne Campus and MICB)
If you have an urgent requirement for provisional approval before the next scheduled meeting, please email Steve Cole and Peter Nickerson with your completed application and justification for the request. The application will still be reviewed in full at the next BSAC meeting.
Biosafety Project Approval Certificate form for amendments to previously approved projects
Biosafety Project Approval Certificate form -For U of M Principal Investigators working in non-U of M owned buidlings (St.B, NSERC, etc.)
A Biosafety Permit number is required for the possession and use of biological agents (Risk Group 1-3) in all research, teaching and clinical/diagnostic laboratories in University of Manitoba controlled buildings. The EHSO is responsible for administering the Biosafety Program as approved by the Biological Safety Advisory Committee (BSAC).
Permit Application Assistance
Call Steven Cole 789-3675 or Evelyn Froese 789-3477
Effective March 1, 2012 EHSO Biosafety training is transitioning to a totally web-based format. Generic Biosafety is still a one time requirement; lab personnel who have attended previously do not need to meet the new requirements.
EHSO Generic Biosafety Training - Please complete the following:
Biosafety Training Powerpoint - Review the Biosafety presentation and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) e-learning modules (link is found in the presentation).
Biosafety Quiz -Complete, submit and pass the quiz. The quiz is totally based on the e-learning modules and powerpoint.
Departmental and PI training :
Departments are responsible for ensuring that the WHMIS requirements, including training, are implemented. PIs/supervisors are responsible for site-specific training. A discussion of site-specific training as it relates to biological agents can be found in the Biosafety Guide. The Laboratory Safety Checklist for New Lab Personnel can be used to document training.
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act
Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines
Human Pathogen Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Importing Human Pathogens
PHAC Posters from e-learning modules and other resources
General Spill Clean-up Procedures
Biosafety in the Laboratory
Procedures to minimize Aerosols
Status Statement template for Importing RG1 bioagents
Matrix for Assessment of Risk Group
Determination of Risk Group and Containment Level
CL3 Operational Practices with CL2 Guidelines
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Containment Standards for Veterinary Facilities
Animal Pathogen Safety Data Sheets
Importing Animal Pathogens
Aquatic Animal Pathogens NEW!
Plant Pest Standards and Information NEW!
Tri-Council Agency Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Schedule 13: Research Involving Biohazards
U OF M PROGRAM LINKS and RESOURCES
Lab Signage -WHIP (Workplace Hazard Identification Placard)
Immunization at the U of M
Principal Investigator's (PI) Lab Biosafety Manual -Can be used to review PHAC Containment Level requirements, U of M resources and develop PI site-specific protocol.
Alphabetical listing of EHSO Lab-related resources including Biohazard labels and much, much more...
U of M Biosafety Policy & Procedure
NEW! 2012 U of M Biosafety Guide and Appendices