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At 5pm on Wednesday, February 10, the BIO304 course will be closing for updates.

If you do not finish the course by that date and time, you will have to start from the beginning.

The course will reopen at 8am on Friday, February 12, 2016.

Research Safety

BIO304: Biosafety Cabinets & Fume Hoods

When working with hazardous materials, there are times you may need to work inside some type of ventilation hood or cabinet, but do you know which one?

This training is required for anyone that will be conducting work and/or research that requires a Biosafety Cabinet, Fume Hood, or Clean Air Station.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  1. Understand the difference between Fume Hoods, Biosafety Cabinets, and Clean Air Stations.
  2. Know the consequences that could happen if improper use of equipment is happening.
  3. Know how to properly use the correct ventilation equipment.
  4. Know what the various signage and postings in your area mean.
  5. Know how to properly protect yourself and surroundings by using sound work practices.
A BlazerID or XIAS account is required to register for and take the course.

Registration: Follow these registration instructions.

Below you will find reference material and job aids to assist you in biosafety cabinets and fume hoods. After completing the course, feel free to return here and print any of the material you find useful.
Call 205-934-2487 for more information.