Biosafety Seminar

ABOUT THE SEMINAR

Safety cabinets are the most important type of containment equipment protecting the laboratory personnel from exposure to potential biological hazards. They are, however, frequently misunderstood. For example, confusions exist among the various types of safety cabinets and even between other types of laboratory enclosures, such as fume cupboards and clean benches. Equally crucial is that safety cabinets are sensitive pieces of equipment requiring routine maintenance and after care (not just filter changes) – working safely in a hood requires complete understanding by the user of the practices on which they will operate.

The Haier Biomedical seminar is designed to educate users in these issues, to encourage a better overall understanding of safety cabinets and enable overall better working techniques and practices.

It is at an introductory level, assuming no prior knowledge. The focus of the seminar is on the Class II safety cabinet which is still the most commonly used type of cabinet around the world.

This is a completely free seminar offered to any department, in any organisation that would benefit from support in maintaining high level of standards found in many laboratories.

The focus audience for this lecture is biohazard safety cabinet users and potential users, as well as, laboratory scientists, safety officers, industrial lab personnel, facilities managers and biosafety officers. Participants will receive the course materials and be presented with a certificate of attendance.

Benefits:

Attendees will be able to:
• Learn the background of clean air technology, the need for clean air and how it is achieved using high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) Filters
• Understand the principles of laminar flow and its importance in laminar flow cabinets and biological safety cabinets
• Identify the major differences between laminar flow cabinets and biological safety cabinets in terms of their application suitability and working principles and thus be able to choose the appropriate equipment for their use
• Understand how to operate safety cabinets and be aware of the proper and correct maintenance procedures to be undertaken

If you would like more information or wish to arrange your seminar please complete the form below.

AGENDA:

Introduction to Biosafety

  • Types of biohazards in the laboratory
  • Biosafety levels/hazard groups
  • Industry guidelines and resources

Biological Safety Cabinets

  • Types and industry classifications
  • Other types of laboratory enclosures
  • Choosing between laminar flow and Class 2
  • Industry standards / references

Focus on Class II Safety Cabinets

  • Locating the cabinet in the laboratory
  • How to use the cabinet effectively and safely
  • Tips for working comfortably
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Safety cabinet decontaminations

Testing/ Commissioning Class 2 Cabinets

  • Introduction to certification
  • Inflow/downflow test
  • Filter/air cleanliness tests
  • Secondary/worker comfort test

Common myths answered

  • Filter lifespan and replacement
  • UV lamps and surface decontamination
  • Use of gas burners

Choosing a cabinet

  • Construction elements and features
  • Tips from Haier Biomedical’s clean air applications expert

If you would like to request a free seminar to be conducted by a Haier Biomedical professional in your facility please complete the form below: