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EHSO 3081 2021 Biological Safety Cabinets

Enrollment DeadlineSectionCourse FormatStart/End Dates Details Instructor(s)SpeakersCost
2021 Biological Safety Cabinets Online 1/1/2021 to 12/31/2021
chang hwa hwang   None

Course Description

Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs) is a web-based training program designed to instruct UIC researchers on how to protect themselves and their products from contamination by learning how BSCs work and how to use them effectively.  The course also teaches staff about the different types of ventilation equipment and exhaust and maintenance requirements. The course provides five modules of learning: An overview of laboratory ventilation equipment and the differences between chemical fume hoods, clean benches, isolators, and BSCs. A description of how BSCs work including animations of particulate capture mechanisms and airflow. The different types of BSCs and animated airflow diagrams Procedures for using BSCs including the preparation of work materials, work techniques, and clean-up procedures. The types of tests used to certify a BSC including microbiological testing to verify sterility of environment. The course will provide researchers critical information about biological safety cabinets including the different types of cabinets, how they work, how to properly use a cabinet and tests used to certify a cabinet.



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