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Document ID (ISN)55987
CIS number 91-1013
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stimpfel T.M., Gershey E.L.
Title Design modifications of a class II biological safety cabinet and user guidelines for enhancing safety
Bibliographic information Jan. 1991, Vol. 52, No.1, p.1-5. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract Design modifications to permit internal waste collection and to optimise the available work area are described. Improvements, including an internal recessed well for the waste receptacle, relocation of petcocks and electrical duplex, and installation of a new vacuum trap, make operation of the cabinet more efficient and potentially safer. To correct poor work practices, which can compromise the protective features of any biological safety cabinet, it is advised that precise guidelines and training programmes should be followed.
Descriptors (primary) exhaust hoods; biological hazards; personal protective equipment; laboratories
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; disinfection of equipment; safety by design; safe working methods; vacuum chambers
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
Biological hazards