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NSF/ANSI 49 Annex E - 2018

NSF/ANSI 49 Annex E - 2018

Published November 2018
NSF/ANSI 49 - 2018 Annex E "Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation, Use, Lifespan and Decommissioning" will soon be available online.

This free (not for sale) document from NSF International, Ann Arbor MI, is the United States normative reference for biosafety cabinet (BSC) practices. Annex E will be covered in detail during the upcoming Control of Biohazards Course by the Annex E task group chairperson - Dr Richard W Gilpin RBP CBSP

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