Introduction to Biosafety

Target Audience: All staff and students required to handle and/or store biohazardous materials or bloodborne pathogens should follow this course.

Training: You can access Introduction to Biosafety Online Training video here. A supplementary video, created by the Public Health Agency of Canada is available here

McGill students, staff and faculty can complete the course exam using the EHS Course Registration System - Web Training

Non-McGill student registrants please complete and submit the Paying Participant Training Form.

Certification: A certificate is presented to participants who successfully complete the online exam. Certification is valid for a period of 3 years.

Content: This training covers safe laboratory work practices, risk assessments, sterilization and disinfection principles and spill procedures. 

Duration: 2 hours (excluding online examination time)

Cost (McGill): Free for the McGill Community (students, staff and faculty). 

Cost (Non-McGill): $50 (if paid by PI); $150.00 per person plus applicable taxes for other payment methods.


* Note that no in-person courses are planned at this time.

August 3 (Tuesday) by 12h noon Web Training production of e-certification
September 2020 During BIEN290 class, follow up with online test Web Training No registration required. Contact: Prof. Matt Kinsella, joseph.kinsella [at]
Any time n/a Web Training The course exam may be done at any time by McGill students, staff and faculty using the EHS Course Registration System - Web Training


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