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The Research Safety Committee oversees all matters pertaining to Biosafety at the University of Windsor. The Research Safety Committee is also mandated to fulfill the responsibilities of a Research Institution Biological Safety Committee as described in the most current version of the Canadian Biosafety Standard (3rd Edition, 2022) and Canadian Biosafety Handbook (2nd Edition, 2015). These responsibilities include verifying that all work with biohazardous agents which is carried out at the University of Windsor is in accordance with the safety practices as stated in the Guidelines.

The Chemical Control Centre is responsible for administering the Biosafety program on a day-to-day basis, for providing technical advice on safety procedures and equipment and relevant regulations.

The Chemical Control Centre provides Biosafety Training, Policies and Procedures, and Certification options as outlined below.

Biosafety Manual

Biological Safety Manual (.pdf)

Biosafety Training

Online training is available for the Biosafety Program.  You will need to log in with your UWinID, and proceed through the training material before an online assessment.

Proceed to Biosafety Training

Biosafety Certification

A valid Biosafety Certificate is required for all research projects involving the use of infectious or biological agents by the Research Safety Committee.  

Learn more about the Biosafety Certification process

Policies and Procedures

A set of guidelines for purchasing and disposing of biological materials, as well as the safe use of biological cabinets.

Learn more about Policies & Procedures

Helpful Links and Documents

Contact the Chemical Control Centre

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Chemical Control Centre
 B37 Essex Hall
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3523
Fax: (519) 973-7013