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 (2nd Edition, 2015) 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.
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.
A valid Biosafety Certificate is required for all research projects involving the use of infectious or biological agents by the Research Safety Committee.
Policies and Procedures
A set of guidelines for purchasing and disposing of biological materials, as well as the safe use of biological cabinets.
- Biological Safety Inspection Checklist (.docx)
- Biological Waste Disposal Poster (.pdf)
- Cleaning Hands with Sanitizer (BIO-2009-02) (.pdf)
- Working at Animal Biosafety Level - 1
- Working at Animal Biosafety Level - 2
- Working at Animal Biosafety Level - 3