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ANSI Z9.14 BSL-3 Ventilation Standard

February 27 @ 9:00 am - February 28 @ 1:30 pm

The ANSI/ASSE Z9.14 Standard focuses on performance verification of engineering controls specifically related to the ventilation system features of BSL-3/ABSL-3 facilities. Z9.14 is the only guidance document that provides a methodology to verify ventilation systems in such facilities.  The standard provides a risk-based approach to reaching containment goals appropriate to the risk of the agent and the laboratory activity. This 2.5 day course will provide a complete overview of the standard as well as provide practical hands-on training on how to assemble the team, perform the test methodology, and determine the suitability of example BSL-3/ABSL-3 facilities based on risk assessment.

The following topics will be covered:
-    BSL-3 architectural & heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) design
-    Primary containment systems and their impact on ventilation – focus on biosafety cabinets (BSC) and animal caging systens
-    Building ventilation systems – alarms, interface with automation, and redundancies
-    Risk Assessment – pre & post validation
-    Assembling the validation team & their qualifications
-    Visual inspection of facilities
-    Testing under normal operations & during failure scenarios
-    Documentation – before & after validation

Contact the Training webpage for information and registration


February 27, 2019 9:00 am
February 28, 2019 1:30 pm


UC Irvine BSL-3 National Training Center
4600 Health Sciences Rd. Irvine, CA 92697 United States
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