For clinical/research work with human or non-human primate
- body fluids,
- tissues, or
- cell cultures – primary/established (even partially tested) lines,
- animals injected with human primary cells or cell lines,
OSHA (under the Bloodborne Pathogen [BBP] Law) and/or UConn Health safety policy require:
- documented initial and then annual refresher training
- documented HBV vaccination and/or adequate HBV antibody titer testing, or a signed declination,
- observing Standard (Universal) Precautions; or in the lab, BSL-2; or while working with animals, ABSL-2.
- following safe needle/syringe practices (see items 4 and 18),
- following waste requirements (see items 18 and 26),
- following labeling/signage requirements (see the UCH BBP Exposure Control Plan),
- use of a biological safety cabinet that has been certified within the last year per BSL-2 requirements (see above – when aerosols may be generated).
To answer most questions about human materials, review the annual training, read the UConn Health Bloodborne Pathogen Control Plan, call EH&S at 860-679-2723 and/or contact the Biological Safety Officer. Note that the BBP Law does not cover non-human primate (NHP) materials, but it is strongly recommended that for your protection, you follow Standard (Universal) Precautions and/or use BSL-2 containment and practices.