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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Canadian Biosafety Standard 2nd Edition

Requirements for regulated laboratories and other containment zones handling human or animal pathogens and toxins.

Canadian Biosafety Handbook

View the biosafety handbook on safe and secure handling of pathogens and toxins in Canada.

Stakeholder input on Canadian biosafety standards

Information on consultations informing Canadian biosafety standards and how to contribute to future editions.

Frequently asked questions

View FAQs about biosafety and biosecurity regulations and guidance in Canada.

Facilities handling aquatic animal pathogens

Containment standards for facilities handling aquatic animal pathogens.

Facilities handling plant pests

Standards for facilities handling plant pests.

Canadian biosafety guidelines

Guides to biosafety plans, handling, best practices and more in Canada. 

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CBS Biosafety App

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