Biosafety Training - For Users



All persons working with infectious agents or material
(3 hour duration)

Non Users - contact

The emergence of biotechnology and inter-disciplinary research requires safe work practices and responsible waste disposal if we are to protect our personnel and the environment. The objectives of this training are to:

  • discuss practical and theoretical issues regarding the use of Biohazardous agents;
  • understand the various elements that ensure proper Biosafety in labs;
  • review the requirements of Public Health Agency of Canada's New Biosafety Guidelines; and
  • review the University of Ottawa's Biosafety Program and requirements.


  • Interim Training - contact
  • A User Registration Form must be completed and sent to ORM. Approval is required prior to being authorized to work with biohazardous material (Form available from

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Tel: 613-562-5892 X3153


Office of Risk Management


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This workshop is not offered in the other official language at this time.
Your request must be approved by a supervisor.
Delivery mode
In class
If you have any accessibility needs, please contact the service offering the workshop as soon as possible so we can ensure your accessibility needs are met (see your invitation for contact information

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