Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines
Safe handling of human and animal pathogens, toxins and plant pests in laboratories and containment zones.
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Requirements for regulated laboratories and other containment zones handling human or animal pathogens and toxins.
View the biosafety handbook on safe and secure handling of pathogens and toxins in Canada.
Information on consultations informing Canadian biosafety standards and how to contribute to future editions.
View FAQs about biosafety and biosecurity regulations and guidance in Canada.
Containment standards for facilities handling aquatic animal pathogens.
Standards for facilities handling plant pests.
Guidelines for facilities subject to the Canadian Biosafety Standard (CBS) 2nd Edition.
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