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 3rd Edition
Updated requirements for regulated laboratories and containment zones handling human or terrestrial animal pathogens and toxins. Effective April 1, 2023.
Canadian Biosafety Standard 2nd Edition
Requirements for regulated laboratories and containment zones handling human or terrestrial animal pathogens and toxins.
Canadian Biosafety Handbook 2nd Edition
View the biosafety handbook on safe and secure handling of pathogens and toxins in Canada.
Canadian biosafety guidelines
Guides to biosafety plans, handling, best practices and more in Canada.
Biosafety directives and advisories
Official communications about containment requirements for the safe handling of specific pathogens.
CBS Biosafety App
Use our free app to find specific containment requirements using Apple and Android devices.
Facilities handling aquatic animal pathogens
Containment standards for facilities handling aquatic animal pathogens.
Facilities handling plant pests
Standards for facilities handling plant pests.
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