BSL-3 Laboratories are designed for “indigenous or exotic agents that may cause serious or potentially lethal disease through the inhalation route of exposure” according to the Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL). This publication has become the standard for biosafety practice. BSL-3 containment is based on the concept of maintaining a negative pressure environment in relation to outer rooms and the inner labs. The relationship with the differential pressure from room to room as well as interactions with other equipment such as BSCs that are connected to building HVAC systems are key in keeping containment.
EOC1 is your one source for testing and certifying of Biosafety Cabinets [BSCs], HEPA filters, and controlled environments. Annual BSL-3 testing services include:
- Biological Safety Cabinet Certification and Other Hood Types
- HEPA Filter Leak Testing
- Magnehelic gauge or Room Pressure Monitor Calibration
- Room Airflow Profile
- Room Air Exchange Rates
- Small and large-scale decontamination for your BSL-3 or related equipment