Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

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Biosafety Emergency Procedures

Principal Investigators must develop Emergency Procedures specific to their laboratory and post it in the laboratory where it is clearly visible.  Ensure that all personnel are familiar with the contents of the protocol and that they know where it is posted. 

Ensure that the Emergency Protocol is amended when changes occur and that the revised protocol is posted in the laboratory. A generic version of an Emergency Procedures Document is provided with detailed instructions on how to personalize it for your lab. Please note: An annual review, updating and retraining of your personnel is required. 

For more detailed information in how to work safely with biological material that can be hazardous to people and/or animals please refer to the Biosafety Manual (PDF 1.5 MB).