Biological Safety

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Animal Care Occupational Health Program 
The Animal Care Occupational Health Program serves animal care workers, researchers and technicians.  Program delivery is accomplished through protocol review, teaching and annual inspection of animal use labs and facilities.  

Biosafety Program Overview 
If you are a Principal Investigator (PI) new to the U of M, review this document for a summary of information about the U of M Biosafety Program.  The New Principal Investigator Lab Registration Form  can be found on page 4 of the Biosafety Progam Overview.  Submit this form to obtain your personal User ID and Password for access to your biological inventory and biosafety permit application on the EHSA database.

Biosafety Program Details and Forms 
Information on Biosafety Permit Applications, Biosafety Project Approval Certificates (for release of grant funds), Biosafety Training and pertinent Regulatory Links and Resources.

Other Biosafety /Lab-Related Resouces

Principle Investigator Laboratory Self-Inspection Checklist
Resource for PI's/lab personnel to use for inspecting their permitted space(s).

Laboratory Safety Checklist for New Lab Personnel
Resource for PIs/supervisors to document site-specific training provided to lab personnel.

Laboratory Safety Links 
Alphabetical listing of lab-related (bio, chem, rad) resources.

Procedure: Working Alone
U of M Procedure adopted to meet the requirements of the Workplace Safety and Health legislation and regulations for the safety of employees working alone or working in isolation.

Minors in Laboratories Procedure and Consent Form
Uof M Procedures for access by minors to laboratories and other hazardous work areas at the University.



Risk Group 2-4 Biological Agents are included under the Provincial WHMIS regulations.

WHMIS Coordinators
WHMIS Coordinators assist the Biosafety Program by reviewing Biosafety permit applications for a few site-specific requirements.

Pathogen Safety Data Sheets-MSDSs for biological agents
The Public Health Agency of Canada provides MSDSs for Risk Group 2-4 biological agents