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INTRODUCTION

The Environmental Health & Safety Office works on behalf of the University of Manitoba to address all aspects pertaining to environmental health and safety. This includes enforcement of all relevant legislation and establishment of policies and procedures to protect the health and safety of the staff, students and visitors. To assist the University in the establishment of policies and procedures, a series of advisory committees has been established. The Biological Safety Advisory Committee is responsible for providing advice and direction on all aspects pertaining to the use of biologically hazardous agents at the University of Manitoba.


The use of biohazardous materials must comply with the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) - Bill C70 that became law on October 31, 1988.

Biosafety Newsletter March 2003

  PERMITS AND PROTOCOLS

A Biosafety Permit 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 permit application details the requisite safety equipment, personnel involved in the laboratory procedures and the Standard Operational Protocols under which all operations with biohazardous agents in the laboratory will be conducted.
The EHSO is responsible for administering the Biosafety Program as approved by the Biological Safety Advisory Committee, and in accordance with all legislated regulations and University Policies.

Biosafety Permits are required:
1. as registration of the laboratory's biological containment level
2. as WHMIS inventory of biological agents.
3. for all Biosafety Project Approval Certificates (previously called-University of Manitoba Biohazard Certificate) for external research grants and contracts.

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) must be informed of any changes to the information on the Biosafety Permit Application

A Biosafety Project Approval Certificate is required for all external research grant and contracts. The Biological Safety Advisory Committee reviews and approves with the applicant that the proposed research project will be carried out at the appropriate containment level.

To obtain a Biosafety Permit

Note: Biosafety Permits are required at University of Manitoba owned buildings (e.g. Fort Garry and Bannatyne campus buildings) and Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology. For all other non-university building research facilities (e.g. St Boniface Hospital Research Centre, NRC) please contact your responsible facility safety official for your individual requirements.

Complete the Biosafety Permit Application found at the end of the Biosafety Guide or available from:
- Dr. Prabhat Goswami -8791 or Evelyn Froese -3477
- or download one here:

U of M BIOSAFETY PERMIT APPLICATION (adobe pdf)
U of M BIOSAFETY PERMIT APPLICATION (word format)
Biological Safety Cabinet (Laminar Flow Hood) Certification (adobe pdf)
Biological Safety Cabinet (Laminar Flow Hood) Certification (word fomat)

Submit it to: Environmental Health and Safety Office

@Bannatyne Campus- T157 Old Basic Sciences Building
@Fort Garry Campus- 191 Frank Kennedy Building

To obtain a Biosafety Project Approval Certificate:

A. For research conducted at the University of Manitoba owned buildings (e.g. Fort Garry and Bannatyne campus buildings) and Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology.

1. "Biosafety Project Approval Certificate" forms should be submitted to:
Dr. Patrick Choy Chair, Biological Safety Advisory Committee
A108 Chown Building Phone:789-3375

BIOSAFETY PROJECT APPROVAL CERTIFICATE (Word)
BIOSAFETY PROJECT APPROVAL CERTIFICATE (Adobe pdf)

2. Complete the relevant information on the Biosafety Project Approval Certificate, up to and including Investigator's Declaration Signature.

3. Include any information changes, including personnel, safety equipment, biological agents used in the proposed project that are not listed on the original permit.

4. Attach a copy of your Research Summary.

B. For all other non-university building research facilities (e.g. St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, NRC)

Follow the procedure as outlined above for Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campus BUT in lieu of the Biosafety Permit # please contact Dr. Patrick Choy, Chair, Biological Safety Advisory Committee, A108 Chown Building, ph:789-3375 for information on the appropriate facility assurance document and signature.

 


  U of M BIOSAFETY GUIDE (adobe pdf format)  
  U of M BIOSAFETY GUIDE (word format)  


 

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
BIOSAFETY GUIDE

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
     
 

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

POST EXPOSURE TREATMENT PROTOCOL

INTRODUCTION

WORK WITH ANIMALS AND ZOONOTIC PATHOGEN

CONTACTS:
Environmental Health and Safety Office;
Chair, Biological Safety Advisory Committee
Health Canada- Guidelines, MSDS, Importing
CFIA-Importing, Standards

PERMITS AND PROTOCOLS

BIOHAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL

BASIC BIOSAFETY REQUIREMENTS

RISK ASSESSMENT

RISK GROUPS AND CONTAINMENT LEVELS

MAMMALIAN CELLS IN TISSUE CULTURE

RECOMBINANT DNA & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

BIOLOGICAL SAFETY CABINETS

CENTRIFUGATION

DISINFECTION

IMPORTING

REFERENCES

OTHER WEB RESOURCES

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