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Biological Safety

Hoods

There are three types of hoods in use at Case: fume hoods, laminar flow hoods, and biological safety cabinets. Fume hoods are an enginering control to protect personnel from hazardous fumes. Laminar flowhoods protect materials from contamination. Like fume hoods, biological safety cabinets provide protection for personnel, but focusing on biological rather than chemical agents. Class II and III biological safety cabinets also provide product protection.

For information on biohoods, see Selection Use and Installation of Biosafety Cabinets-CDC 2007.

For our department's policy on bio cabinet/hood certification, see EHS Policy on BSC Certification.

Select Agents

Select agents are biological agents considered to pose a severe threat to human health. They are jointly regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture. The Select Agent page has a list of Select Agents, training information, and forms.

Forms and manuals


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