Review good microbiological laboratory practices required for handling infectious material or toxins. 

Audience: Laboratory personnel, biosafety professionals 

Update: February 2024

Understand the general recommendations for basic laboratory design and safe handling of Risk Group 1 biological material. 

Audience: Laboratory personnel, or those who conduct DIY work 

Update: March 2023 

Understand the general recommendations for basic containment level 2 zones and safe handling of Risk Group 2 biological material.  

Audience: Laboratory personnel, biosafety professionals 

Update: March 2023

Understand biosafety management measures in Containment Level 2 laboratories including laboratory safety procedures, proper use of biological safety cabinets, and working with small animals.

Audience: Visitors to the laboratory, new employees

Update: August 2013

Understand the general recommendations for basic containment level 3 zones and safe handling of Risk Group 3 biological material.  

Audience: Laboratory personnel, biosafety professionals 

Update: March 2023 

Review safety procedures and practices in Containment Level 3 laboratories to prevent transmission and minimize release of infectious materials into the environment.

Audience: Visitors to the laboratory, new employees

Last update: August 2013

View an example of a Containment Level 4 laboratory that meets all requirements set out in Canadian Biosafety Standard, Third edition

Audience: Visitors to the laboratory, new employees

Update: October 2020

Become familiar with biosafety measures and laboratory containment regulations through an interactive module. 

Audience: Laboratory personnel, biosafety professionals 

Update: April 2018