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Additional Training Information

  • If the Bloodborne Pathogens course was taken through LIMS, contact Biological Safety and provide your certificate for credit with EHS.
  • Initial and annual trainings are required for all Facilities Services and Housekeeping personnel regardless of zone or buildings. Contact Biological Safety with questions.
  • Bloodborne pathogen training is conducted in the classroom only for UNC Police. Training is conducted in the spring with other annual training. Contact your training coordinator for questions.
  • For all other staff, initial and annual trainings may be arranged with EHS through your department’s training coordinator. Contact your department’s training coordinator or Biological Safety to schedule a training date and time. Individual and small group sessions are welcomed.

BSL-2+ Laboratories

Personnel in Biosafety Level 2+ (BSL2+) laboratories such as those utilized to culture HIV or manipulate unfixed non-human primate materials which may be infected with herpes B virus are required to take BSL2+ training. Contact Biological Safety to reserve a spot on the class roster by submitting the student’s name, PID, email, Investigator name and whether B virus training is required.

General Information

Since the mid-1990s, OSHA’s position has been that workers handling human cell cultures (primary or established) fall under the purview of the Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Standard unless the cells have been tested and proven to be free of bloodborne pathogens. Because it is difficult to have cells tested for all bloodborne pathogens and ensure that they are never contaminated with bloodborne pathogens during research, the University has taken the position that work with ALL human cell lines (including established lines) fall under the requirements of the BBP standard.

Laboratory staff who have already had the Hepatitis B vaccination series must provide their immunization records to the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic.
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