Learn about the proper use of biological safety cabinets (BSC).
Download the Checklist for Safe Use of Biological Safety Cabinets and editor modify as necessary to incorporate your laboratory-speciﬁc standard operating procedures (SOPs). Use this checklist as a daily reminder of the activities or tasks needed for safely working in a biological safety cabinet, a training tool for annual audit of operational protocols.
Biological safety cabinets (BSCs) must be tested periodically to ensure that they are working properly and provide a safe research environment. Certification should be performed at least once a year by a specialized technician.
Departments or Principal Investigators are required to arrange certification on an annual basis. Often, vendors will discount certification costs if multiple BSCs are certified at the same time.
Environment, Health & Safety verifies that a biological safety cabinet's certification is up to date.
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