SFU has a comprehensive biosafety program to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and is governed by the Institutional Biosafety Committee under the Vice President, Research.

SFU faculty and staff members intending to conduct research, teaching and testing involving biohazardous material, under the auspices of SFU and/or using SFU resources, are required to submit a biosafety permit application through the biosafety permit database. An approved biosafety permit must be in place in advance of such work.

Exposure control

SFU is required to control, prevent, and limit the exposure of biohazardous material.

Bloodborne pathogens

Consult the Bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan for information detailing the exposure control strategies for bloodborne pathogens.

Communicable Disease

The Communicable Disease Plan outlines core public health measures to prevent and respond to communicable diseases outbreak.

Lentivirus Post-Exposure Guideline

The Lentivirus Post-Exposure Guideline outlines the recommendation in case of lentivirus exposure in the lab.