Correct Use of Biosafety Cabinets
Moving/Installation BSCs must be decontaminated prior to moving. In order to ensure filter integrity, the equipment must be recertified after the BSC is installed at its final new location. Arrangements need to be made well in advance in order for contractors to meet your schedule. The PI is responsible for contacting the contractor or to schedule this work.
Decontamination Decontamination is usually performed by certified professionals.
Certification All BSCs that are used for handling biohazardous materials must be recertified annually. SDSU has contracted with a specific contractor to provide a consistent level of certification and maintenance service. Contact EHS at (619) 594-6778 to obtain contractor information.