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NSF/ANSI 49 - 2018

NSF/ANSI 49 - 2018 - Published January 2019.
Biosafety Cabinetry: Design, Construction, Performance, and Field Certification.

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This standard applies to Class II biosafety cabinetry designed to minimize hazards inherent in work with agents assigned to Biosafety Levels 1, 2, 3, or 4.

NSF 49 - 2018 Annex E - Published November 2018.
Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation, Use, Lifespan and Decommissioning

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This document from NSF International, Ann Arbor MI, is the United States normative reference for biosafety cabinet (BSC) practices.
Annex E task group chairperson - Dr Richard W Gilpin RBP CBSP SM(NRCM).

Topics covered:

  • Institutional safety consultation.

  • Risk assessment procedure.

  • BSC Class and Type selection.

  • Site review before BSC purchase.

  • BSC arrival inspection and field certification.

  • Cleaning and disinfection of BSC work area.

  • BSC use practices and procedures.

  • Moving a permanently installed BSC.

  • BSC lifespan.

  • BSC decommissioning process.

  • Definitions.