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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Updated requirements for regulated laboratories and containment zones handling human or terrestrial animal pathogens and toxins. Effective April 1, 2023.
Requirements for regulated laboratories and containment zones handling human or terrestrial animal pathogens and toxins.
View the biosafety handbook on safe and secure handling of pathogens and toxins in Canada.
Guides to biosafety plans, handling, best practices and more in Canada.
Official communications about containment requirements for the safe handling of specific pathogens.
Use our free app to find specific containment requirements using Apple and Android devices.
Containment standards for facilities handling aquatic animal pathogens.
Standards for facilities handling plant pests.
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