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​​​Biosafety is growing in awareness and importance, not only in the area of research and development, but with the wider community as a whole.  Biosafety is concerned with the safe handling of biohazardous substances, whether they be micro-organisms or genetically modified organisms.   Nipissing University's Biosafety Program operates under the mandate of the Vice President Academic and Research and is guided by the Nipissing University Environmental Health and Safety to promote awareness and safety when working with biohazardous substances.  As such, Nipissing University has developed a Biosafety Program with the following components:
  • Risk Assessments and Risk Management
  • Laboratory Safety Inspections and Audits​
  • Biosecurity Guidelines
  • Comprehensive Laboratory Safety Training
  • Nipissing University Biosafety Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Nipissing University Laboratory Safety Manual
  • Guidelines for the Safe Use of Autoclaves
  • Spills and Incident Management Procedures​
  • Waste Management Guidelines

For more information on the Nipissing University Biosafety Program please see our Biosafety FAQ page.

For information on the Biosafety Permit Application Procedures, please follow this link:  Biosafety Permits

For more information, please contact:

Dave Vadnais
Laboratory Safety Coordinator/Biosafety Officer
Environmental Health and Safety
Nipissing University
(705) 474-3450 ext. 4180
Nipissing University
100 College Drive, Box 5002, North Bay, ON, Canada  P1B 8L7   Tel: 705.474.3450 | Fax: 705.474.1947 | TTY: 877.688.5507

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