This document outlines the procedure to follow when biohazarous agents are to be ordered.
If you are importing material that may be biohazardous, you will need import permit(s).
As of April 1, 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Public Health Agency of Canada have changed the process for import permits. For more information, click here
Import permits for terrestrial animal and human pathogens, as well as the certification of laboratories handling these types of pathogens are done by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issues permits for:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has determined that some strains of Escherichia coli do not have any CFIA regulatory requirements. To see this list of Escherichia coli click here.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has determined that some organisms are non-pathogenic and do not require import permits from PHAC. To see the list click here.
For information on Cedarlane orders of Level 2 Biohazards (or above), please click here.
This Safety Alert outlines how to clearly label Biohazard waste containers.
Workplace Health Policy for those working with Lentivirus or Lentivirus-based Vectors.
A guideline for those using Estrogen Inhibitors including Tamoxifen.
A chart that breaks down work with AAV into three containment levels to provide more clarity and avoid unnecessary procedures.
Biosafety guidelines and procedures to follow in Containment Level 1 and 2 laboratories.
This policy applies to animal work involving viral vectors, such as Adenoviral vectors or Lentivirus vectors.
What every user needs to know about biological safety cabinets, including the certification process.
Information you will need if you work with human source materials.
How to use autoclaves properly at Western and verify waste loads using ampoules.
Information you will need if you work with rodent orhuman primary or established cells and rodents.