Pathogen Safety Data Sheets (PSDSs) (previously titled Material Safety Data Sheets for infectious substances) are technical documents that describe the hazardous properties of a human pathogen and recommendations for work involving these agents in a laboratory setting. These documents have been produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada (the Agency) as educational and informational resources for laboratory personnel working with these infectious substances. Please note that work involving pathogens in Canada may require compliance with international, national, and provincial laws and guidelines.
For those working with animal pathogens, your will find more information on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Disease Agent Information page.
Please note that although the information, opinions, and recommendations contained in these documents are compiled from peer-reviewed literature sources believed to be reliable, the Agency accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, sufficiency, or reliability of the PSDSs, nor for any loss or injury resulting from the use of the information contained within them. Newly discovered hazards are frequent and this information may not be completely up to date.
For more information on Pathogen Safety Data Sheets, please contact Biosafety Risk Assessment at the email address below. For more information on Pathogen Risk Groups, or Risk Assessment please see the Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines, or contact Biosafety Risk Assessment.
APathogen Name | BPathogen Name | CPathogen Name | DPathogen Name | EPathogen Name | FPathogen Name | GPathogen Name | HPathogen Name | IPathogen Name | JPathogen Name | KPathogen Name | LPathogen Name | MPathogen Name | NPathogen Name | OPathogen Name | PPathogen Name | Q | RPathogen Name | SPathogen Name | TPathogen Name | UPathogen Name | VPathogen Name | WPathogen Name | X | YPathogen Name | Z