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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.
Newsletter March 2003
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.
Permits are required:
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.
the Biosafety Permit Application found at the end of the Biosafety Guide
or available from:
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Submit it to: Environmental Health and Safety Office
Campus- T157 Old Basic Sciences Building
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.
Project Approval Certificate" forms should be submitted to:
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.
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