Biosafety cabinet selection, installation, lifespan and decommissioning

NSF/ANSI 49 Annex E

On June 6, 2016 NSF International published Annex E to Biosafety Cabinetry (BSC) Standard NSF/ANSI 49. Annex E is a free resource for Principal Investigators, Laboratory Managers, Pharmacy Directors, Biosafety Professionals, and more to assist with Biosafety cabinet selection, installation, lifespan and decommissioning.


NSF/ANSI 49 Annex E Table of Contents

E.1 Institutional safety consultation

E.2 Risk assessment procedure

E.3 BSC class and type selection

E.4 Site review before BSC purchase

E.5 BSC arrival inspection and certification

E.6 Cleaning and disinfection of BSC work area

E.7 BSC use practices and procedures

E.8 Moving a permanently installed BSC

E.9 BSC lifespan

E.10 BSC decommissioning process

E.11 Definitions


Download NSF/ANSI 49 Annex E