Developing a Comprehensive Biosecurity Plan

From Public Health Agency of Canada


This document provides detailed guidance on the elements required for a comprehensive biosecurity plan in facilities where pathogens and toxins are handled or stored. The guidance is intended to assist facilities in meeting the minimum biosecurity requirements outlined in the Canadian Biosafety Standard and the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act and Regulations.

Who this guide is for

  1. Pathogen and Toxin Licence holders.
  2. Biological Safety Officers
  3. All persons subject to the Canadian Biosafety Standard

In this guide

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Details and history

  • Published: May 20, 2016

For assistance

Contact the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) if you need assistance:

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Ottawa, Ontario

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