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Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation, Use, Lifespan and Decommissioning

Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation, Use, Lifespan and Decommissioning


NSF/ANSI 49 – 2016 Annex E “Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation, Use, Lifespan and Decommissioning” is now available.  This free document from NSF International, Ann Arbor MI, is the United States normative reference for biosafety cabinet (BSC) practices.

NSF/ANSI 49 – 2016 Annex E “Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation, Use, Lifespan and Decommissioning”

Topics covered Include:

  • Institutional safety consultation
  • Risk assessment procedure
  • BSC class and type selection
  • Site review before BSC purchase
  • BSC arrival inspection and certification
  • Cleaning and disinfection of BSC work area
  • BSC use practices and procedures
  • Moving a permanently installed BSC
  • BSC lifespan
  • BSC decommissioning process
  • Definitions

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