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About Us

The Research Safety Committee is responsible for the oversight of research programs involving laser safety, biohazard safety, and radiation safety and reports to the Vice-President, Research and Innovation. The Committee institutes policies and procedures to assist researchers and teachers in following appropriate safety measures to avoid accidents or potential exposures. 

The Committee collaborates with the Chemical Control Centre to develop procedures for the safe handling, storage, monitoring, usage, and disposal of radioactive (X-Ray and Lasers), biological, and chemical materials. It is also responsible for ensuring that respective policies align with requirements established by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), Health Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the Ministry of Environment, and all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal legislation.

Contact the Research Safety Committee

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us. 

Research Safety Committee
Kerri Rice, Research Safety Coordinator
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3923