BSC – NSF/ANSI Standard – 49 – 2020 – March 1, 2021 - Legionella

BSC – NSF/ANSI Standard – 49 – 2020 – March 1, 2021

NSF/ANSI Standard 49 – 2020 – Published March 1, 2021.
Biosafety Cabinetry: Design, Construction, Performance, and Field Certification.

This standard applies to all United States NSF-listed Class II biosafety cabinetry sold in the United States designed to minimize hazards inherent to work in biosafety level 1, 2, 3, or 4 facilities.

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Free User Manual Download – NSF 49 – 2020 Informative Annex I-1 – Published March 1, 2021.
Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation, Use, Lifespan and Decommissioning.

This user manual supersedes the Class II BSC information found in Appendix A of the HHS BMBL 6th Edition. The information contained in this Annex is not part of this American National Standard (ANS) and has not been processed in accordance with ANSI’s requirements for an ANS. Therefore, this Annex may contain material that  has  not  been  subjected  to  public  review  or  a  consensus  process. In addition, it does not contain requirements necessary for conformance to this Standard.

Annex I-1 task group chairperson – Dr. Richard Gilpin RBP CBSP SM(NRCM).

Annex I-1 Table of Contents:

1.1. Institutional safety consultation.

1.2. Risk assessment procedure.

1.3. BSC Class and Type selection.

1.4. Site review before BSC purchase.

1.5. BSC arrival inspection and field certification.

1.6. Cleaning and disinfection of BSC total work area.

1.7. BSC use practices and procedures.

1.8. Moving a permanently installed BSC.

1.9. BSC lifespan.

1.10. BSC decommissioning process.

1.11. Definitions.