Biotech Primer Institute

Introduction to Biosafety Cabinets

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Course Running Time:
 44 min | Assessment: 20 min
Eligible: .125 American Biological Safety Association Credentialing Maintenance Credits
Course Material: Downloadable PDF of all presented slides
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Introduction to Biosafety Cabinets provides an overview of biosafety cabinets (BSC), including different types, safe operation and work practices, proper decontamination methods, and a review of the NSF/ANSI 49-2009 Standard.

Air Filtration
At the end of this section you will be able to:
1. Define the function of a biosafety cabinet (BSC)
2. Explain the features of a HEPA filter
3. Explain the function of a HEPA filter
4. List the differences in retained particle size for HEPA, ULPA and SULPA filters

Types of Biosafety Cabinets
At the end of this section you will be able to:
1. Describe the types of BSCs and explain why they are different

Working in the Biosafety Cabinet
At the end of this section you will be able to:
1. Define what class II and III cabinets protect
2. Explain why UV lights are not recommended for use in a BSC

NSF/ANSI 49-2009
At the end of this section you will be able to:
1. State how often a BSC should be certified
2. Describe the different functional tests for BSCs

Biosafety Cabinet Decontamination
At the end of this section you will be able to:
1. Describe the primary method of decontamination
2. List the types of decontaminants approved by ANSI
3. Describe the two components that are critical during any method of decontamination
4. Explain what indicators are used to validate decontamination

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