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McMaster University

New Faculty Using Biohazards

Congratulations on your new appointment with McMaster University! As a new faculty member it is important to get your laboratory up and running as quickly as possible. Acquiring staff and grant applications are typically the first courses of action a new investigator will take. To avoid delays in administrative processes, please be advised of the following:

  • release of funds is dependant upon animal / human ethics or biohazard utilization protocols in place BEFOREHAND should you require them
  • please read the policies and guidelines associated with your FUNDING SOURCE
  • these approvals may depend on prior completion of specific training programs for you and your staff
  • get your training, get your approvals, get your funding!
  • contact FHS or EOHSS safety offices (links on left) for training options
  • the exception is all Biosafety Training is through the Biosafety Office


All biohazard supervisors require to have a Biohazard Utilization Protocol (BUP), a document which captures all biosafety related aspects of your laboratory. Once the BUP is created, individual projects can be added as required through the Biohazard Approval (BHA) form.

If you have any questions about the information here send an e-mail to the Biosafety Office.

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