Principles and Practices of Biosafety

23 September 2019 - 09:00 to 27 September 2019 - 16:00
St. George Campus (Downtown) – 256 McCaul Street Rm 117, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Course Content will include:

An Introduction to Biosafety, Protective Measures, Biosafety Data Management Systems, Lab design, Mechanical systems in laboratories, Auditing, Hazardous Waste Management, Biological Safety Cabinets, Fundamentals of University Teaching, Zoonotic diseases and Biosafety, Control of Microbial Growth (Chemical – Classes of Disinfectants and Physical – Steam Sterilization), Blood Borne Pathogens, Medical Surveillance, General Lab safety, Viral Vectors, Human and Animal Ethics, Freedom of information or protection of privacy, Occupational Health and Safety, Biosafety program in industry and in a smaller university, Import Permit Application Process, Laboratory Acquired Infections, Environment Canada for CEPA, Physical agents (Radiation, UV), and Emergency Response Provisions.

At the end of the course each participant will be able to:

  • Develop essential components of a Biosafety Program
  • Apply comprehensive knowledge of field components including how to identify, describe and categorize biological materials and the risks associated with their use and participate in the development of risk mitigation strategies
  • Access a multitude of biosafety resources
  • Participate in biosafety networking

*Please note: Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Lunches and breaks will be provided. All aspects of the workshop will be conducted in English.

Fee: $2,500 inclusive of 13% HST  (U of T staff and students please contact the EHS Office for pricing)

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