BBP Manual

14 Bloodborne Pathogens Environmental Health and Safety ◦ Statement that the individual has been informed of the results of the evaluation and any medical conditions resulting from exposure to human blood or other PIMs that require further evaluation or treatment All medical records will be kept for 30 years after the employee separates from Iowa State University. Training All personnel required to participate in the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Program must receive initial training and annual retraining. New personnel must be trained prior to working with human blood or other PIMs. Individual supervisors are responsible for providing training that is specific to each work site. How to Get Training Required training may be accomplished by completing the Bloodborne Pathogens and Sharps Safety Online Training Module, through Learn@ISU. Training Records Each department must maintain a copy of the current training status of all affected personnel. This documentation will include the dates of training, the instructor’s name, and the signatures of the individuals who have received the training to signify that they have received and understood the information and will comply with the requirements of this program. All training records must be kept for at least three years from the time the training is given. Safe Work Practices Universal Precautions All personnel participating in the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Program must practice universal precautions. Universal precautions means that all human blood and other PIMs are treated as if they contain bloodborne pathogens. Universal precautions prevent human blood and other PIMs from invading the body through typical routes of entry. The routes of entry for bloodborne pathogens include: • injection (such as an accidental needle stick or other puncture into the skin with a sharp object) • contact with broken skin (such as rash, acne, cut, scrape, hangnail) • contact with mucous membranes (eyes, inside of nose and mouth, genitals)