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Biological Safety Cabinets: Certification and Service Vendor

Find contact information for UC San Diego's preferred certification and service provider for biological safety cabinets.

Vendor of choice

The campus vendor of choice for biological safety cabinet certification and maintenance is:

Technical Safety Services (TSS)
7570 Trade Street
San Diego, CA 92121-2470
(800) 877-7742 or (858) 577-2800

UC has negotiated a systemwide agreement with TSS, outlining service expectations and pricing schedules.

Other Vendors

Additional vendors servicing the San Diego area can provide biological safety cabinet certification and maintenance: 

AABC Testing and Certification
2305 Historic Decatur Rd Suite 100
San Diego CA 92106
(844) 296-7198

ENV Services
(800) 690-3368

Occupational Services, Inc.
6397 Nancy Ridge Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
(800) 950-6736

Triumvirate Environmental
(888) 834-9697 or (866) 203-6831

UV lamp testing

If a UV lamp is used in your BSC, have it tested with a UV meter during the annual certification of the BSC to ensure that the proper intensity (I=1/d2; 40 microwatts/cm2) is being delivered at the appropriate wavelength (254 nm) in the center of the work surface.

TSS certifiers will test the lamp for no charge during the annual certification, but it must be specifically requested prior to their visit.


Contact EH&S Biosafety.