7.17 Biosafety Manual
|Approved By: ||President|
|Original Approval Date: ||March 28, 2007|
|Date of Most Recent Review/Revision: ||March 28, 2007|
|Office of Accountability: ||Vice-President: Finance & Administration|
|Administrative Responsibility: ||Environmental/Occupational Health & Safety Office|
The university endeavours to ensure that the use of potentially hazardous biological materials is carried out in a safe manner with due regard for employees, members of the public and the environment.
The Biosafety Manual describes requirements and procedures established by the university for work with potentially hazardous biological agents. These are applicable to all laboratory research activities and teaching labs that may involve exposure to these agents. The manual is based upon the Health Canada Laboratory Guidelines (3rd edition 2004) and reflects best practices.
The Environmental Occupational Health & Safety Office will review the manual on an annual basis with a comprehensive review to be conducted every five years.
To view the Biosafety Manual, please go to http://www.wlu.ca/docsnpubs_detail.php?grp_id=159&doc_id=23632