The Office of Environmental Health and Safety provides comprehensive training resources including specific training courses for laboratory workers who utilize biological agents, bloodborne pathogens, and live viruses in their research. More information about these and other training courses are available at the Environmental Health and Safety Training website.
Any person who handles blood or certain other body fluids as part of their job, or whose job responsibilities include activities that might expose them to such body fluids is required to understand the potential hazards of such exposure and receive Bloodborne Pathogens training. This training, Protection Against Bloodborne Pathogens, is provided on-line via a web-based interactive program and must be completed before initial exposure on the job, and at least annually thereafter. Training is also required when there has been a change in job duties and responsibilities by which there is a potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens.