Biosafety

Biosafety is a program of administrative controls and containment strategies to reduce or eliminate exposure of laboratory workers, other persons, animals, plants and the outside environment to biohazardous materials. This Biosafety Protocol focuses on regulatory compliance issues involving the receipt, use, storage, shipment and disposal of biohazardous materials at St. Francis Xavier University. Biohazardous materials include infectious agents (i.e., bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa) or materials produced by living organisms (i.e., biological toxins) that may cause disease in humans, plants or animals. Biohazard can also extend to cell cultures, isolates, diagnostic specimens or biological products. Recombinant DNA is also encompassed by this Protocol. Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) regulation classifies biohazardous materials to Class D, Division 3. For More information, please download the StFX Biosafety Committee and Biosafety Protocol Document.

Biosafety Documentation and Application Forms

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