Biosafety Cabinets & Laminar Flow Hood Certification

EHS maintains a contract for the annual service and maintenance of all biosafety cabinets (BSC) and laminar flow hoods/clean benches at the University. If you have questions, require non-routine service, want to incorporate new equipment into the contract, or need help selecting appropriate equipment, please contact Biosafety.

Moving Equipment

Biosafety cabinets MUST be decontaminated when they are moved. Decontamination is performed by the campus contractor. The BSC must be re-certified once it is installed in its new location. Laminar flow hood/clean benches do not require decontamination but do require recertification once they are moved.

Contact Biosafety if you’re planning to move any of these pieces of equipment so that we can arrange for services with the contractor.


If your BSC or laminar flow hood/clean bench fails or stops working correctly, contact us so that we can assist in scheduling repairs. The cost of repairs is the responsibility of the PI/department. EHS will cover the cost of re-certification once the repairs are completed.