Research Bloodborne Pathogens
Please Note: Operational and clinical bloodborne pathogen service is now provided by the Environmental and Occupational Health unit of University Health Services (UHS). Click here to visit the operational and clinical bloodborne exposure informational page on the UHS website.
The bloodborne pathogens program (BBP) is a safety program aimed at protecting employees who may be exposed to human blood, primary or established human cell lines, or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) while at work. Blood or OPIM can contain disease-causing viruses such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV.
The Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Program (PDF)
Blood Contaminated Material Clean-up Standard Operating Procedure (MSWord)
Hepatitis B Vaccine Consent or Declination Form is a University Health Services – Environmental & Occupational Health Program form.
Employees and students who may encounter human blood or other potentially infectious materials receive annual training.
Researchers and students take Biosafety 102: Bloodborne Pathogens for Laboratory & Research online at Learn@UW through Self Registration (for Learn@UW help, see the tab on the Biosafety Training Page). This online course is both the initial and the refresher course. Contact Carrie Ensrud regarding bloodborne pathogen program administration for research protocols.