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Bloodborne Pathogen Training

Anyone who will be working with or manipulating unfixed or untested human tissues, blood samples, cells, etc., or handling wastes contaminated with these materials in this setting.  Note: This training is integrated with Principles of Biosafety.

The Biosafety Office provides regularly schedule in class training sessions. Principal Investigators or Lab Supervisors must supplement training with lab-specific information to meet minimum training standard requirements.

Prior to beginning work in a lab, all personnel should attend complete the Initial Training. Following this, all workers are required to undergo annual refresher training. See the Annual Refresher section for additional information.

Training should occur upon entrance to the laboratory environment and working with Bloodborne Pathogen materials. Retraining is to occur every year thereafter as minimum requirement and should occur if there is a change in the lab procedures that impact safe handling practices.

In accordance with the OSHA Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 all personnel working with unfixed human tissues, patient samples, or cell lines must complete both initial and annual refresher trainings for work involving bloodborne pathogens.