Biotech Primer Institute

Introduction to Biosafety Cabinets

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     44 min | Assessment: 20 min
    Eligible: .125 American Biological Safety Association Credentialing Maintenance Credits
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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

    American Biological Safety Association Credentialing Maintenance Credits

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