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Who should complete this course?

Does your work require the use of a Biosafety Cabinet (BSC), Fume Hood, or Clean-Air Station? If so, it is strongly recommended you complete this training course. This course helps users understand the differences between the types of ventilation equipment, their uses, restrictions, protections, as well as how to protect the health and safety of the user. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.

Go to the Campus Learning System to complete this training course.
To access transcripts, log into Learning Locker.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  1. Understand the difference between Fume Hoods, Biosafety Cabinets (BSC), and Clean Air Stations.
  2. Explain the consequences that could happen if improper use of equipment is happening.
  3. Implement the correct ventilation equipment.
  4. Recognize the meaning of the various signage and postings in your area.
  5. Know how to protect yourself and your surroundings by using sound work practices properly.

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.