Skip to main content

Biosafety Committee

The university must adhere to the Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity requirements, specifically, the Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations (HPTR) and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, and establish specific policies and procedures to maintain safe working conditions including:

The Biosafety Committee establishes and maintains a system to ensure all activities within the university involving biological agents are conducted in a safe manner and in conformity with generally accepted standards. The committee:

  • Assesses the risks of the work.
  • Identifies any additional precautions including appropriate waste disposal.
  • Reviews all applications for a biosafety certificate.
  • Sets the appropriate level of containment.

For more information, please visit the Health and Safety webpage or contact the Biosafety and Radiation Safety Officer.

Biosafety Committee resources: