Biosafety

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

If you are a SFU faculty member conducting research, teaching, and testing involving biohazardous material that is undertaken under the auspices of SFU and/or using SFU resources you are required to apply for a biosafety permit through the biosafety permit database.

Personnel

Required biosafety training

Anyone working with biological hazards
  • EHS Biosafety
  • Biosafety Emergency Response Training
  • PHAC Module: General Safety for Containment Labs
Anyone listed on a CL2 biosafety permit
  • EHS Biosafety
  • Biosafety Emergency Response Training
  • PHAC Module: General Safety for Containment Labs
  • PHAC Module: Containment Level 2 Operational Practices
Anyone listed on a CL3 biosafety permit
  • EHS Biosafety
  • Biosafety Emergency Response Training
  • PHAC Module: General Safety for Containment Labs
  • PHAC Module: Containment Level 2 Operational Practices
  • PHAC Module: Containment Level 3 Operational Practices

Principal Investigator

 

 

  • Biosafety Training for Principal Investigators
  • Biosafety Emergency Response Refresher Training
  • PHAC Module: Introduction to Dual-Use in Life Sciences Research
  • PHAC Module: Biosafety in the Classroom ( for PIs teaching a lab session)

Note: PIs working in the lab must also take other required  trainings listed above

Information on registration, training validity period, and other required  trainings is available at Research & lab safety training.