Procedures & regulations
The Biosafety program is based on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) Containment Standards. The Biosafety program is also in compliance with the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act.
The UVic biosafety procedures outline the minimum procedures that must be followed when working in a biohazard lab. A copy of these procedures should be posted in every biohazard lab on campus.
Procedures are also available for:
The following are additional Canadian biosafety links:
- Public Health Agency of Canada Office of Laboratory Security
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- National Institutes of Health
- ABSA Canada