Biological safety cabinets belong to researchers and are not automatically certified by facilities or DEHS. Per CDC, http://www.cdc.gov/OD/OHS/biosfty/primary_containment_for_biohazards.pdf:
"The operational integrity of a new BSC ( biological safety cabinet) must be validated before it is put into service or after a cabinet has been repaired or relocated. Relocating a BSC may break the HEPA filter seals or otherwise damage the filters or the cabinet. Each BSC should be tested and certified at least annually to ensure continued proper operation."
Biological safety cabinets in laboratories and in animal care facilities approved for BSL2 experiments must be tested and certified annually by a qualified service person.
The University is NOT endorsing any specific certification service. The following companies offer BSC certification services in the Twin Cities:
|Air Test, Inc.||firstname.lastname@example.org||Wauconda, Illinois|
|Brager Scientific||763-586-0635||BRAGSCI@yahoo.com||River Falls, Wisconsin|
|CSI Testing, Inc.||email@example.com||Plymouth, Minnesota|
|ENV Services, Inc.||firstname.lastname@example.org||San Antonio, Texas|
|Gerbig Engineeringemail@example.com||Burnsville, Minnesota|
|LabTech Midwest, Inc.||firstname.lastname@example.org||New Berlin, Wisconsin|
|Micro Technology||800-356-5999||n/a||Lake Oswego, Oregon|
|W. Clasmann Corporationemail@example.com||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|