White Paper: Creating a biosafety cabinet training program
17 April 2024

Work with biological agents, especially with unknown specimens that may generate aerosols, droplets, or splashes, or work with high concentrations or large volumes of materials should be conducted within a primary containment device, often a Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC). The BSC acts an engineering control used to minimize exposure to biohazardous materials. However, users may or may not be trained specifically on to use it – especially those working at lower levels of containment. Within the context of a larger biosafety training program, inclusion of specific information and hands-on training on the appropriate practices and procedures for working within a BSC can assist workers in safely handling or manipulating biological materials. NuAire, Inc. highlights many of the free resources that are available that outline how to properly train personnel to safely handle potentially biohazardous materials within a BSC.