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Biosafety Cabinetry

August 14, 2018
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NSF International develops a consensus standard for one of the centerpiece safety technologies in educational facilities — NSF 49 Biosafety CabinetryThis Standard applies to Class II (laminar flow) biosafety cabinetry designed to minimize hazards inherent in work with agents assigned to biosafety levels 1, 2, 3, or 4.  It also defines the tests that shall be passed by such cabinetry to meet this standard. NSF 49 includes basic requirements for the design, construction, and performance of biosafety cabinets that are intended to provide personnel, product, and environmental protection; reliable operation; durability and structural stability; cleanability; limitations on noise level; illumination; vibration; and motor/blower performance.   

NSF International is one of several ANSI accredited continuous-maintenance standards developers that publishes redlines in the weekly ANSI Standards Action publication.   The NSF 49 technical committee has released for public review proposed changes to biosafety cabinetry exhaust alarm system interlocks:

ANSI Standards Action | Page 83

Comments are due September 2nd.

You are encouraged to communicate directly with the NSF 49 technical committee administrator Alan Rose (arose@nsf.org) to set up a (free) account into which you may key in your comments.   Send comments to Alan (with copy to psa@ansi.org).   We will also place this on the agenda of our next Mechanical Engineering teleconference — August 30th, 11:00 AM — which is open to the public.  Feel free to log in the information in the link below:

Mechanical Engineering Codes and Standards


Posted July 17, 2018

 

Proposed changes to electrical system requirements for this technology are now open for public review:

ANSI Standards Action | PDF Page 46

Comments are due July 15th.

The committee also meets face-to-face annually at NSF International Headquarters and will do so this week on June 21st, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM at NSF’s headquarters in Ann Arbor.   Remote online attendance by observers is welcomed but must be cleared the NSF International committee administrator Allan Rose (arose@nsf.org).   Learn more HERE

Action in the NSF International suite of standards generally track on this page: (Click here).  The NSF International suite of standards are a standing item of our weekly Open Door teleconferences every Wednesday, 11 AM Eastern Time, which are open to anyone.  Click here to log in.

Issue: [13-118]

Category: Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety

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University of Texas Medical Branch Biosafety Training Center



Posted May 20, 2018

The education industry provides one of the largest markets for biosafety cabinetry manufacturers — particularly large research universities, university-affiliated healthcare enterprises and K-12 science laboratories.   When new research square-footage is budgeted the effective cost of this equipment is often difficult to determine; not just in per-unit terms but the degree to which environmental air management systems are affected.

NSF International develops a consensus standard for this technology — NSF 49 Biosafety CabinetryThis Standard applies to Class II (laminar flow) biosafety cabinetry designed to minimize hazards inherent in work with agents assigned to biosafety levels 1, 2, 3, or 4.  It also defines the tests that shall be passed by such cabinetry to meet this standard. NSF 49 includes basic requirements for the design, construction, and performance of biosafety cabinets that are intended to provide personnel, product, and environmental protection; reliable operation; durability and structural stability; cleanability; limitations on noise level; illumination; vibration; and motor/blower performance.   

Now comes a proposal for revising the requirements for electrical wiring documentation:  ANSI Standards Action Page 33

Comments are due May 27th.  The public may comment directly on the NSF Online Workspace and/or communicate directly with Allan Rose, (734) 827-3817, arose@nsf.org (with copy of comments to psa@ansi.org

Action in the NSF International suite of standards generally track on this page: (Click here).  The NSF International suite of standards are a standing item of our weekly Open Door teleconferences every Wednesday, 11 AM Eastern Time, which are open to anyone.  Click here to log in.

Issue: [13-118]

Category: Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety

Link to legacy workspace

 


February 28, 2018

Laboratory at University Leipzig (Institute of Chemistry) 1906

NSF 49 Biosafety Cabinetry applies to Class II (laminar flow) biosafety cabinetry designed to minimize hazards inherent in work with agents assigned to biosafety levels 1, 2, 3, or 4.  It also defines the tests that shall be passed by such cabinetry to meet this standard. NSF 49 includes basic requirements for the design, construction, and performance of biosafety cabinets that are intended to provide personnel, product, and environmental protection; reliable operation; durability and structural stability; cleanability; limitations on noise level; illumination; vibration; and motor/blower performance.   

NSF 49 is undergoing revisions that are relevant to the teaching and research enterprises in the education industry:

RE: Average inflow velocity.  The redline (strike and bold) public review document is available at this link:  ANSI Standards Action Page 42.  Comments are due March 25, 2018.

RE: Inflow canopy velocity alarms.   The redline (strike and bold) public review document is available at this link:  ANSI Standards Action Page 98Comments are due March 11, 2018.  

RE: Interlocking with building environmental air systems.   The redline (strike and bold) public review document is available at this link:  ANSI Standards Action Page 22Comments are due February 11, 2018.  

RE: Cabinetry exhaust.   The redline (strike and bold) public review document is available at this link:  ANSI Standards Action Pages 38 – 40 Comments are due January 28, 2018.  

RE: Hood visibility criteria.   The strike and bold document for these revisions are accessible at this link: ANSI Standards Action Pages 35-36.  Comments are due January 14, 2018. 

The public may comment directly on the NSF Online Workspace. and/or communicate directly with Allan Rose, (734) 827-3817, arose@nsf.org (with copy of comments to psa@ansi.org

Action in the NSF International suite of standards generally track on this page: (Click here).  The NSF International suite of standards are a standing item of our weekly Open Door teleconferences every Wednesday, 11 AM Eastern Time, which are open to anyone.  Login information is available in the link below:

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Issue: [13-118]

Category: Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety

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