Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan
If your research laboratory works with human source materials including primary cells, immortalized cell lines, blood, body fluids, or unfixed tissue, you must adhere to the campus wide Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan (BBP-ECP) to protect personnel from potential exposures per the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard: California Code of Regulation, Title 8, Section 5193. For additional information on Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, see SafetyNet #36.
Completion and adoption of the bloodborne pathogen exposure control plan does not substitute for obtaining a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) from the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) that authorizes the possession, storage, transfer, and use of the biohazardous materials noted in an exposure control plan. Further, completion, maintenance, and training on the Lab Specific BBP-ECP Fact Sheet is a prerequisite for securing and maintaining IBC approval of your BUA.
Protection from hepatitis B virus via the hepatitis B virus vaccination series is an important component of our BBP-ECP Contact the Occupational Health Physician for more information.