Use of UV lamps in Biosafety Cabinets at UVM

Use of UV lamps in Biosafety Cabinets at UVM

UVM Health and Safety has adopted the position of the NSF, NIH, CDC and the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) in regard to the use of UV lamps within biosafety cabinets; UV lamps are neither recommended nor required in biological safety cabinets.  UVM Health and Safety believes they are not appropriate for disinfection within a BSC and are potentially dangerous when used improperly.  If you have any questions regarding our position on the use of UV light in biosafety cabinets, please contact the UVM Biosafety Officer @ 6-5400 or jlabossi@uvm.edu.