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Biosafety Program

NEW! Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines (CBSG)
CBSG CL2 Physical Containment and Operational requirements 
A link to the complete CBSG is found below. Note- these replace any existing references to the Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines.

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 PERMITS (BSPs)link to information on obtaining a U of M Biosafety Permit. These are required to begin work with Risk Group 1-3 biological material in all of U of M owned buildings.  

BIOSAFETY TRAINING - link to Generic Biosafety training information as required by everyone working with Risk Group 1-3 Biological agents in all U of M owned buildings.

BIOSAFETY PROJECT APPROVAL CERTIFICATES (BPACs)-  For the release of Grant and Contract funds for all U of M administered research projects that include work with Risk Group 1-3 biological agents.   


Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act
Canadian Biosafety Standards and 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

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...